Except for the unforeseen last minute, in 2019 there will be the NFL at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico . Everything is ready so that, next Monday, November 18, the venue known as “El Coloso de Santa Úrsula” will host, on Monday Night Football, the meeting of the American national football league between Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs .
Gone is the controversy of 2018, when the National Football League (NFL) suspended the game between Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams only 6 days before (November 13) of the dispute. The reason was the unfortunate state of the grass known as “Coloso de Santa Úrsula”, because the previous summer a new hybrid grass was implanted that should be ready by July 10, finally, it was on July 20 and, therefore seen, the installation was not done, far from it, correctly.
The succession of matches of the Mexican First Division of soccer (Liga MX), the intense rains and several concerts, including two by Shakira, made the grass present improper conditions for the practice of any sport, which forced the suspension of the NFL in Mexico.
Chargers and Chiefs, with similar streaks
Forgotten the controversy, the Mexican fans anxiously await the dispute of the match. Two teams from the West Division (AFC West) of the NFL American Conference face off . The Chiefs are leaders with 6 wins and 4 losses, while the Chargers occupy the third position with 4 wins and 6 losses. Both come from losing in the last match and have an identical streak in the last five games, 2 wins and 3 losses.
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In the general classification of the American Conference , the Chiefs are fifth and the Chargers eleventh. The last five direct confrontations between the two have resulted in four victories for the Kansas team and only one for the LA However, this victory for the Angelenos came in last season’s game when they beat the Chiefs stadium by 28 -29.
On the Azteca pitch will be one of the Chiefs stars, quarterback Patrick Mahomes , who reappeared last weekend after being out due to a knee injury. Opposite, of course, will be his namesake at the Chargers, Philip Rivers .
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