Jaguares de Chiapas have been struggling to find a solution to creating good attacking moves without their No. 9 Jackson Martinez in the side, but if the weekend's shock win over UNAM Pumas and the start of this Copa Libertadores match against Internacional are any indication, they may have finally found the solution. The score is tied up at 0-0 at halftime, but Jaguares have had the better of the play. They're utilizing a fluid 4-5-1/4-6-0 hybrid formation with Oscar Razo as a false nine, and it's allowed them to keep the ball and create chances.
The best chance of the first half came from Edgar Andrade, the hero of the big win over Pumas. He hit a magnificent strike from 25 yards away from goal in the 24th minute, striking the crossbar. Inter's back line has defended well, but the Inter midfield is being completely overrun in very surprising fashion. It's possible that, with their superior position in the group, they're just playing for a draw, but a Jaguares goal early in the second half will certainly change their philosophy and liven this game up.