The conclusion of the 2011-12 CONCACAF Champions League is here. Tonight, Monterrey or Santos Laguna will be crowned champion of the region, and will win a trip to the next edition of the Club World Cup. Monterrey won the first leg 2-0 last week at home, and will be looking to end the suspense quickly tonight in Torreon. If they win this year's CCL, they will also defend their title. Meanwhile, Santos will be going for broke in order to claw their way back into the match. A big factor that could potentially play in their favor is that Monterrey striker Humberto Suazo, who scored both goals in the first leg, is suspended tonight due to yellow card accumulation. As he is perhaps the best player currently playing in North America, that is a big loss. But Santos are without a couple of their regular defenders for yellow card suspension as well, as Felipe Baloy and Osmar Mares cannot participate. Although these starters are missing, it should still be an interesting match. But if Santos really want to get back into this tie, they'll need to score early and often tonight.
Here are the lineups:
Santos: Oswaldo Sanchez, Cesar Ibanez, Aaron Galindo, Rafael Figueroa, Jorge Estrada, Juan Pablo Rodriguez, Rodolfo Salinas, Christian Suarez, Daniel Luduena, Darwin Quintero, Oribe Peralta