Wednesday, August 27, 2008

CONCACAF Champions League: Viewing guide

Taking a break from the qualifying madness, here's a heads up on the beginning of CONCACAF Champions League madness.

In their quest to take on the region's best, Canada's best team, the Montreal Impact, begin tonight with a match against the best Nicaragua has to offer, Real Esteli.
Here's where to watch the opening leg from Stade Saputo:

In English:
En français:
  • le match sera diffusé en direct à 8 h, Radio-Canada, et sur le web
This should be an interesting one.

CBC preview.

(Head coach) Limniatis:

"If we stay disciplined defensively and capitalize on our offensive options, we will have success," Limniatis said on the team's official website. "We have respect towards them because they are here for the same reason we are.

"The first game is perhaps the most important because if you win, you put pressure on the other team during the second game."

(Midfielder) Patrick Leduc:

"If we play with the right intensity, we should have a good result," Leduc said. "We are expecting them to be a little more conservative and organized in front of their own net. We will have to put them under pressure and be aggressive to provoke things and finish off our scoring chances."

An article on the french CBC website (Mystère au Stade Saputo) mentioned that all the club had to go on was a single DVD of Esteli matches, so expect a bit of feeling out early on (just like a Friday night home alone - HIYO!)

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