From 10 to 1: Get caught up on every edition of the Champions League Countdown

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.


Countdown Date Topic
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