What is Tigres UANL and Monterrey's form ahead of this game?
Tigres enters this game after winning only one of their previous three games in all comps. Their most recent victory came against Lobos BUAP in a Liga MX game, while their latest clash against Monarcas ended in a thrilling last-gasp draw.
Monterrey, on the other hand, gets to this game on a three-match streak without a loss in all comps, including goalscoring fiestas such as the one against Santos (4-0) and Sporting KC (5-2). Their latest defeat saw Diego Alonso's men crash out against Toluca, who slapped them around to hand Rayados a 5-1 loss.
Which teams did Tigres UANL and Monterrey beat to get to the CONCACAF Champions League final?
Tigres made its way into the final by beating Saprissa in the Round of 16 with a 5-2 aggregate. Then, Ferreti's men went on to beat Houston Dynamo 3-0 after two legs. Last, but not least, the yellow and blue side made it to the final after beating Santos with a 5-3 aggregate. Today's hosts have only conceded once when playing at home in this competition.
On the other side of the pitch, Monterrey managed to make it to the Quarterfinals with a narrow 1-0 aggregate against Alianza. Their last eight tie ended with a 3-1 score after two legs against Atlanta United. Their semi-final tie saw them destroy Sporting Kansas City with a 10-2 aggregate, where Monterrey managed to score five goals in each leg. Diego Alonso's men only managed to win one game on the road in this competition.
Tigres vs Monterrey - Head-to-head stats
This will be the first international final between these bitter rivals.
The three most recent games between these teams have ended in a draw, including their one-all tie back in March.
Monterrey has not been able to beat Tigres at the Estadio Universitario since their May 2016 clash. That game ended with a 3-1 score for Los Rayados.
Tigres' last win against Monterrey took place in the famous "Final Regia". The Tigers claimed Liga MX's title thanks to their 2-1 away win back in December 2017.
Tigres vs Monterrey on social media
Given the heated rivalry between these teams, which has escalated up to the point where barely any away fans can make their way to the other team's stadium, the hosts for tonight's game have focused on keeping all eyes on the pitch. With that in mind, Tigres' hierarchy has urged fans to help them create a mosaic for the players to watch before the beginning of the game, which should show that this is still a family game and not a just a bunch of maniacs looking for an excuse to hurt each other.
"This is how our mosaic for the CONCACAF Champions League Final will look like. You will discover how the rest of the stadium will look like once the game begins. Besides, you will get to play a part of it with your flag and your extra jersey. Don't forget the clipped paper! You in?"
Así será parte de nuestro mosaico para el día de mañana en la Final de Ida de Concacaf, el resto lo descubrirás en el Uni cuando entren los jugadores al campo y, además, tú serás parte del mismo con tu bandera y tu jersey extra.— Club Tigres Oficial (@TigresOficial) April 23, 2019
P.D. No olvides el papel picado.
Broadcast info - Tigres UANL vs Monterrey
In México: Fox Sports Cono Norte, Fox Sports Play.
In the U.S.: Yahoo Sports USA, Univision Deportes, Univision Deportes En Vivo.
In Canada: TSN 2, TSN GO.
In Argentina: FOX Play Sur, FOX Sports 3 Cono Sur.
Tigres UANL vs Monterrey Broadcast Information
Stadium: Estadio Universitario de Nuevo León (San Nicolás de los Garza)
Mexico: FOX Play Norte, Fox Sports Cono Norte
United States: Univision Deportes, Yahoo Sports USA, Univision Deportes En Vivo, fuboTV