via press release:
CLUB LEON AND TOLUCA FACE OFF WITH A PLAYOFF BERTH ON THE LINE LIVE ON TELEMUNDO THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 AT 9PM/8C/6P
MIAMI – OCTOBER 22, 2013- Club Leon and Toluca face off with a postseason berth on the line live on Telemundo this Saturday, October 26 at 9PM/8C/6P. Andres Cantor will be calling the action alongside Sammy Sadovnik, who will be providing his analysis and commentary during what will be the Mexican League’s Week 15 marquee matchup between two title contenders that look to potentially clinch a playoff spot with a win. Leon needs a win to advance, while Toluca can also clinch with a win and a Veracruz and Puebla tie or loss.
Leon currently stands in third place with 25 points, seven behind tournament leader America, with three matches and a total of nine points left to play in the regular season. Leon is coming off a tough loss to Queretaro and looks to redeem itself with a victory that would send them to the postseason for the second time in the last three tournaments since their return to Mexico’s top flight. Leon’s main weapon on offense is Argentinean forward Mauro Boselli, who is one of the Mexican League’s highest scorers with six goals in 12 matches. The home team will also rely on a stout defense, which is led by Jonny Magallon and ranks second in the league with just 11 goals allowed.
Toluca is right behind their opponent this Saturday in the standings, giving chase in fourth place with 24 points, and already knows what it takes to win at Nou Camp Stadium having won there in January during Week 3 of the 2013 Clausura by a score of 2-1. This time, Toluca will boast an additional offensive weapon in Pablo Velazquez, who shares honors with Santos’ Oribe Peralta as the Mexican League’s top scorer with nine goals. Velazquez is a vital part of the league’s highest scoring team with 29 goals, a bulk of which have come with blowout wins over Queretaro 4-0 in Week 11 and a 7-1 thrashing of Atlante in Week 12.
The Mexican League playoff chase is on Telemundo, home of the best Mexican soccer.
Deportes Telemundo, Telemundo Media’s sports division, is one of the leading providers of Spanish-language sports content in the United States. The “U.S. Home of the Olympics in Spanish,” Deportes Telemundo also offers World Cup Qualifying matches played by the Mexican National Team; all Liga MX matches played at home by Club León; the leading boxing show in U.S. Spanish-language television, “Boxeo Telemundo,” and the U.S. broadcast and online rights in Spanish language to the biggest soccer tournament in the world, the FIFA World Cup®, across all platforms (except radio), 2015 through 2022.
In addition to its biggest sporting events, Deportes Telemundo produces two leading sports entertainment shows, “Titulares y Más” and “Titulares Telemundo,” offering the latest sports news and analysis combined with entertainment and lifestyle segments. Deportes Telemundo’s award-winning broadcast team is led by internationally acclaimed sportscaster Andrés Cantor and also includes Jessi Losada, Sammy Sadovnik, Manuel Sol, Leti Coo, Edgar López, Karim Mendiburu, Mirella Grisales, Rene Giraldo and Kaziro Aoyama.