After two weeks of burgeoning anticipation, Sporting Kansas City and CF Monterrey are finally set to square off in the 2019 Scotiabank Champions League Semifinals.
Sporting will visit Monterrey on Thursday, kicking off at 9 p.m. CT inside the world-class Estadio BBVA Bancomer, before hosting the decisive second leg next Thursday, April 11. Tickets to the second-leg showdown at Children’s Mercy Park are available at SeatGeek.com.
In the 10 days leading up to this highly anticipated series, SportingKC.com has rattled off a 10-day Champions League Countdown focused on Monterrey, hitting all the relevant storylines, stats and players to watch for the three-time Champions League winners. Catch up on every part of the series below.
|10 Days||March 25||How Monterrey has fared in the Champions League|
|9 Days||March 26||How Monterrey has fared against MLS opponents|
|8 Days||March 27||Get to know Monterrey's defenders|
|7 Days||March 28||Get to know Monterrey's midfielders|
|6 Days||March 29||Get to know Monterrey's forwards|
|5 Days||March 30||Get to know Monterrey Manager Diego Alonso|
|4 Days||March 31||Get to know Estadio BBVA Bancomer|
|3 Days||April 1||Recapping Monterrey's run to the semifinals|
|2 Days||April 2||Peter Vermes lauds the quality and depth of Monterrey|
|1 Days||April 3||An abridged history of CF Monterrey|