august 20, 2012 • 01:47 PM

Santos-Aguila face off in CONCACAF Champions League

Oribe Peralta (L) of Santos vies for the ball with Jesus Zavala (R) of Monterrey, during their Mexican Clausura 2012 tournament football final match, in Torreon, Coahuila State, Mexico on May 20, 2012.
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Santos Laguna has not gotten off to a good start in the Apertura, so it hopes to get off on the right foot in CONCACAF Champions League, which starts play Tuesday against Aguila from El Salvador, which makes its Champions League debut.

They qualified thanks to winning the Clausura 2012; for that reason they are in this duel of champions.

Aguila will be missing some of its key players who are trying to help El Salvador qualify for the World Cup. At this point, Aguila is 10th in the standings with two wins, one loss and two draws in foive matches for a total of seven points.

The Mexican team is fourth in the standings with 10 points, after three wins, one loss and two defeats in six matches.

Santos has never lost a point at home against a foreign rival.