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LEAGUES CUP

When and against whom will Monterrey play the game for third place in the Leagues Cup?

Rayados have one last game to play in the tournament and a chance to redeem Mexican soccer.

Ciudad de MéxicoUpdate:
Rayados have one last game to play in the tournament and a chance to redeem Mexican soccer.
Jose Luis Melgarejo

Rayados suffered a surprising and painful defeat in the Leagues Cup. Tano Ortiz’s team, the last surviving Mexican club left in the tournament, lost the semi-final 0-2 to Nashville. Two lapses at the back was enough to punish the Liga MX side.threw For all their possession of the ball, Monterrey were not clinical enough in front of goal and second half goals by Sam Surridge and Fafa Picault put the game beyond them.

In the game for third place, Monterrey will face the Philadelphia Union, who were eliminated by Inter Miami with Messi and Jordi Alba both on the scoresheet in the other semi-final. The match for third place will be played on the same day as the final, Saturday 19 August at 6:00 p.m. EDT / 3 p.m. PDT at Subaru Park in Chester, Pennsylvania.

The final will kick off three hours later at Geodis Park in Nashville, where Lionel Messi will be attempting to break Dani Alves’ record to become the player with the most titles in history. The Brazilian defender, whose reputation lies in tatters after being charged for sexual assault, has won 43 competitions during his career - a figure which his old Barcelona team mate will surpass if Inter Miami wins the Leagues Cup.