Club America striker Oribe Peralta set to miss Monterrey tie

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Reigning Mexican champions Club America travelled to Monterrey today for their tie against Rayados, but did so without their goalkeeper Moises Muñoz or their star striker Oribe Peralta.

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According to Record, manager Gustavo Matosas confirmed the absence of Peralta (who is suffering from a muscle strain) to the media at Mexico City airport as the squad was departing this morning. He then hinted that former Atlante forward Michael Arroyo would likely be the man to accompany Dario Benedetto and Darwin Quintero in attack.

The injury means Peralta will also miss Mexico’s friendly game against the United States next Wednesday (April 15th), though Mexico boss Miguel Herrera has not yet confirmed whether or not he will call up a replacement.

Moises Muñoz has almost recovered from a tear in his right calf, but America’s medical and coaching staff told him that he would need to rest for one more week to avoid a occurrence of the problem. It means the club’s number one will likely return for the game against Queretaro next weekend instead.

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