Cruz Azul and Toronto FC face each other again today at the Estadio Azteca for the second leg of the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals. The Mexicans claimed an important advantage in the US to head back home one step closer to the next round. Still, the series isn't finished yet and the Canadians have at least 90 minutes to push for a comeback. Here, you'll find everything there is to know about this game such as information, storylines, predictions, odds, and even how to watch it in the US.
La Máquina have been outstanding in the Liga MX so far, as they've finished the regular season atop the standings following a 15-game unbeaten record. Juan Reynoso Guzmán's boys are also on the hunt for the international trophy, and they got a good result in the first leg of the quarterfinals.
Toronto, on the other hand, suffered a tough loss at home last week and their future in this tournament is in jeopardy. Chris Armas' boys shocked the region when they knocked Mexican champs, León, out, but after that, they had a weak start to the MLS 2021 season asides from the CCL upset. Will they be able to turn things around in the iconic Estadio Azteca?
Cruz Azul vs Toronto FC: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Time: 10:15 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Cruz Azul vs Toronto FC: Time by State in the US
ET: 10:15 PM
CT: 9:15 PM
MT: 8:15 PM
PT: 7:15 PM
Cruz Azul vs Toronto FC: Storylines
Los Cementeros seem to be the most powerful team in the Liga MX, even though they'll have to prove it in the playoffs. Cruz Azul haven't lost in the league since Round 2, and even though they've tied 1-1 with Tijuana last weekend, the top seed was already secured by them.
Reynoso Guzmán's side has proved their strength in the Concachampions as well, having put eight past Arcahaie in the Round of 16 and then claiming a 3-1 victory over Toronto. Now they have the chance of sealing a place in the semifinals at home with a great advantage in their favor.
Things look as hard as they get for Toronto. Not only they are visiting Mexico trailing by two goals, but they will also have to face arguably the best team from the country. Chris Armas' squad form isn't good either. They couldn't win in the first two weeks of the MLS 2021, and they come to this clash after resting last weekend.
Cruz Azul vs Toronto FC: CONCACAF Champions League 2021 Top Scorers
Cruz Azul: Bryan Angulo (3)
Toronto FC: Jonathan Osorio, Patrick Mullins, and Justin Morrow (one each)
How to watch or live stream Cruz Azul vs Toronto FC in the US
The game to be played between Cruz Azul and Toronto FC at the Estadio Azteca for the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League 2021 quarterfinals will be broadcast in the US by TUDN.com, Foxsports.com, Fox Sports 1, TUDN USA, and TUDN App.
Cruz Azul vs Toronto FC: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers have already unveiled their predictions for this game, and they see the hosts as clear favorites to win. FanDuel has given odds of -170 to Cruz Azul, while Toronto FC have +440, and a tie would result in a +260 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.