Familiar foes clash on Saturday, March 12, when Chivas welcome lifelong rivals Club America to Estadio Akron on Matchday 10 of the 2022 Clausura regular season. Here, you will find the confirmed lineups for the biggest derby in the Liga MX. To watch the Clasico Nacional in the US, tune in to fuboTV (7-day free trial).
Guadalajara head into this clash in much better spirits than the visitors. Marcelo Michel Leaño's men, who sit ninth in the standings, ended a four-game winless run last weekend by taking care of business against Santos Laguna.
On the other hand, the derby doesn't come in great timing for the Aguilas, who are bottom of the table after nine rounds. With Santiago Solari no longer at the helm, this is a must-win for America not only to beat their arch-nemesis but also to turn their season around.
Chivas confirmed lineup
Alexis Vega is back for this game after he served a two-match suspension following a red card against Puebla on Matchday 7 for insulting the referee. This is great for Guadalajara considering that Vega has four goals and one assist this season. Besides, there are no casualties for this match, meaning that Leaño's side will be at full strength for the derby.
Chivas lineup: Miguel Jiménez; Isaac Brizuela, Hiram Mier, Luis Olivas, Miguel Ponce; Sergio Flores, Fernando Beltrán; Sebastián Pérez Bouquet, Roberto Alvarado, Jesús Angulo; Alexis Vega.
Club America's starting XI
There's a player who comes back from suspension on America's end as well, as Alejandro Zendejas has served his one-game ban for a red card against Queretaro. However, Pedro Aquino is still recovering from an injury sustained on international duty with Peru, while Diego Valdés is not in his best shape. With that in mind, Club America interim boss Fernando Ortiz named the following starting lineup:
Club America lineup: Guillermo Ochoa; Miguel Layún, Bruno Valdez, Sebastián Cáceres, Salvador Reyes; Jonathan dos Santos, Álvaro Fidalgo, Richard Sánchez; Alejandro Zendejas, Roger Martínez, Federico Viñas.