The second inaugural match of the Campeones Cup took place last Thursday at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. At their own home, the MLS Cup champions, Atlanta United, welcomed the winner of the Campeón de Campeones, Club América.
After a struggling start to the season, American-based side Atlanta United were getting themselves back to their best. They have qualified for the final of the US Open Cup and placed second in the Eastern Conference with a match in hand. With such high confidence among the squad, Atlanta were confident to keep their second trophy in their history at the United States.
Club América, on the other hand, have gone on an unbeaten run from the start of the season. This included their victories on the penalty spot against Tigres UANL in the Campeón de Campeones and Houston Dynamo at the Leagues Cup. This set up another clash with Tigres next Wednesday to decide the first finalist of the Leagues Cup. Having secured the first trophy of the season, they wanted to take home the Campeones Cup and create a momentum for a very positive season.
This tactical analysis will provide an analysis of the 3-2 victory of Atlanta United over Club América. Meanwhile, using statistics, we will point out what went wrong with América’s tactics over Atlanta’s tactics.
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