Cruz Azul, which finished runner-up to Santos last season, hosts the first leg of the Mexican Apertura 2008 final against Toluca on Thursday (TV: Azteca
America, 9 pm ET).
Toluca last won the league title when it lifted the 2005 Apertura crown. Cruz Azul won its last title in 1997.
Toluca finished second in the Apertura 2008
overall standings; Cruz Azul finished fifth.