via press release:
CLUB LEON CONTINUES ITS PURSUIT OF THE PLAYOFFS AGAINST PUEBLA THIS SATURDAY LIVE AT 9PM/8C/6P ON TELEMUNDO
MIAMI – October 2, 2013- Club Leon continues its pursuit of the Mexican League playoffs facing Puebla this Saturday at 9PM/8C/6P on Telemundo as both teams face off in a Week 13 clash. Leon looks to bounce back after losing for just the second time in the tournament, 1-0 against Cruz Azul, as it tries to keep pace with America at the top of the standings. Meanwhile, Puebla puts its postseason aspirations to the test on the road. Andrés Cantor will be on the call from Nou Camp Stadium, where Leon boasts a 3-1-2 record, alongside the commentary and analysis provided by Sammy Sadovnik.
Leon arrives to this match with four Mexican National Team players on its squad: Jonny Magallon, Luis Montes, Carlos Alberto “Gullit” Peña and Rafa Marquez. Each and every one of them are part of a Mexican squad that will put everything on the line to obtain a World Cup berth on October 15 against Costa Rica, a contest that can also be seen on Telemundo. Magallon, Montes, Peña and Marquez will be key components for Leon, which currently stands in second place three points behind the leader.
Puebla’s situation is a little less comfortable and a lot more dramatic as they are mired in ninth place with 15 points, four points away from the last playoff spot that currently belongs to eighth place Queretaro. Puebla hasn’t lost in its last three matches and is coming off a 2-0 win against Tijuana, and obtaining three points in hostile territory would be an important step to bolster their postseason aspirations. Alfredo “Chango” Moreno will be one of their main protagonists as the Puebla striker attempts to score against the league’s best defense, which has allowed just eight goals in 12 matches thus far.
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, Leti Coo, Edgar López, Karim Mendiburu, Mirella Grisales, Rene Giraldo and Kaziro Aoyama.
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About Telemundo Media:
Telemundo Media, a division of NBCUniversal, is a world-class media company, leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. Telemundo’s multiple platforms include the Telemundo Network, a Spanish-language television network featuring original productions, theatrical motion pictures, news and first-class sports events, reaching U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 15 owned stations, broadcast and MVPD affiliates; mun2, the preeminent voice for young Hispanics in the U.S. reaching TV households nationwide on digital and analog cable, and satellite; Telemundo Digital Media, which distributes Telemundo’s original content across digital and emerging platforms including mobile devices, www.telemundo.com and www.mun2.tv; an owned and operated full power station in Puerto Rico that reaches 99% of all TV households in that DMA; and Telemundo Internacional, the international distribution arm which has positioned Telemundo as the second largest provider of Spanish-language content worldwide by syndicating content to more than 100 countries in over 35 languages.