The match between Pumas and Seattle Sounders started at 7:00 PM EST. The Concachampions 2022 will have a total of sixteen teams playing in two stages. The first stage is the group stage, where eight teams will compete in four groups of four. The top two teams in each group will advance to the semi-finals. The Concachampions 2022 final will be a match between the two semifinalists. In the first leg, Pumas played Seattle Sounders to a 2-2 draw. The lineups for both teams were as follows: Seattle Sounders: Aubrey Bledsoe, Romain Gall, Chad Marshall, Jesús Molina, Osvaldo Alonso, Gonzalo Pineda, Lamar Neagle, Andreas Ivanschitz, Stefan Frei Pumas: Cristian Álvarez, Andrés Guardado, Luis Fernando Muriel, Javier Mascherano (C), Ángel Mena, Diego Valdés, Ever Banega (A), Leandro Damián (GK), Ronaldo Peña
Pumas 2-2 Seattle Sounders: Key Stats
In what was an exciting and high-scoring Concachampions match, the Pumas were narrowly defeated by Seattle Sounders 2-2. There were some key stats that you may want to know about.
First off, the Pumas had a lot of possession (56%) but they only managed to create three chances, which is in stark contrast to Seattle Sounders who had 20 chances and scored on all of them. In conclusion, this match was all about putting the ball in the net and Seattle did just that.
The starting lineups for both teams were very interesting with Pumas starting with Fernando Arce in goal and Felipe Gutierrez on the left flank. The midfield consisted of Eduardo Herrera, Pablo Aimar, Mauricio Isla, and Lucas Silva while the forwards were Jorge Villafañe and Marco Fabian. Fresh off his goalscoring performance against Uruguay, Fabian got the nod up front for Seattle Sounders.
While it was a close match, we can expect more exciting clashes in the future as both teams gear up for Concachampions glory.
In the Concachampions, Seattle Sounders and Pumas will clash in the first leg. Both squads have undergone some key changes, with different players getting called up for this important tie.
Seattle Sounders will be led by Nicolas Lodeiro and Jordan Morris. The Uruguayan international midfielder has been in sublime form for the North American side this season and will look to continue his good form at the Wanda Metropolitano. Morris is joined by fellow striker Clint Dempsey, who has been in terrific form for Tottenham Hotspur. Harry Shipp comes into the side as a substitute for Osvaldo Alonso, who was ruled out of the game through injury.
Pumas, meanwhile, have made two significant signings in this fixture. The Brazilian defender Fagner joins from Corinthians, while Argentine striker Emiliano Sala returns to the club after his tragic death last year. Joao Moutinho provides leadership on the field as captain, alongside Nahit Agus and Jesús Corona.
Both sides will hope to take all three points from this exciting match at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Seattle Sounders vs. Pumas
The Seattle Sounders will take on Pumas in the Concachampion’s first leg match. The lineups and substitutions for the match are as follows:
Seattle Sounders Starting Lineup: Stefan Frei, Roman Torres, Chad Marshall, Gustav Svensson, Osvaldo Alonso, Clint Dempsey, Jordan Morris, Fredy Montero
Pumas Starting Lineup: Gelson Martins, Rodrigo Palacio, Angel Penilla, Alberto Palacios, Javier Aquino, Darwin Ceren, Hernan Bernardello, Jose Alves
Seattle Sounders FC will attempt to defend their Concachampions title when they take on Toluca in the first leg of the Concachampions at CenturyLink Field. Here is a look at the lineups for both teams:
Seattle Sounders FC Lineup: Stefan Frei, Roman Torres, Chad Marshall, DeAndre Yedlin, Osvaldo Alonso, Brad Evans, Clint Dempsey, Jordan Morris, Fredy Montero
Toluca Lineup: Guillermo Ochoa, Miguel Layun, Fernando Arce, Jesus Gallardo, Carlos Salcedo, Jorge Torres Nilo, Javier Aquino, Giovani Dos Santos
One of the biggest surprises in the Concachampions was Seattle Sounders’ victory over Pumas. The substitutes played a big role in this win, and here is a look at each one.
In the 56th minute, Cristian Roldan replaced Osvaldo Alonso. This substitution was very important because Alonso had been struggling with an injury all game. Roldan filled in admirably and led Seattle on a strong attack in the second half.
Later in the match, Nicolas Lodeiro replaced Christian Tiffert. Lodeiro is known for his creativity and assistance, so he lent a hand to Seattle’s offensive strategy.
The final substitute of the night was Darwin Cerén. Cerén came on for Gustav Svensson in stoppage time and helped seal the victory for Seattle.
It’s been an intense season for the Pumas, as they fought tooth and nail to make it to the Concachampions. In the end, they didn’t quite make it but that doesn’t mean they’re not going to be coming out guns blazing in the first leg against Seattle Sounders. With a new head coach in place and some fresh faces on their roster, this should be an exciting match. Don’t miss out on what could be one of the best Concachampions matches ever!
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