This Wednesday, August 11, the first chapter of the semifinals of the CONCACAF Champions League between Rayados and Cruz Azul, to be held at the BBVA Bancomer Stadium.
Javier Aguirre, Monterrey coach, can arrive with more confidence, as he managed to put together a competitive team to face the Liga MX championship, as well as the ConcachampionsHowever, you should not be overly confident because there are several situations regarding The Machine that should concern you.
For now, we leave you five things that should concern Vasco in the face of the duel that will take place in El Gigante de Acero:
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The defensive solidity of Cruz Azul
The first factor to really take the cement manufacturers seriously is that they are the current League champion, but added to that, they have done a good job in the CONCACAF tournament even though they did not always have their main team.
During the round of 16, La Maquina entered Haitian soil to equalize without goals with the ArcahaieHowever, for the return in the Aztec stadium they beat the Haitians 8-0.
In the quarterfinals, already with their usual starters, they entered the field of Toronto fc to overcome them 1-3, showing that they are effective both on the road and on the premises, so they will not come to speculate and will seek to take advantage from the beginning.
The discreet, but compliant Brayan Angulo
Although the Ecuadorian does not often represent a great danger, having the celestial ones as the main reference of the goal to the Uruguayan Jonathan Rodriguez, Angulo is the one who has raised his hand as the club’s scorer for the Concachampions.
The South American striker may disappear at times and not be in constant contact with the ball, but from one moment to the next he can change the situation, not for nothing he has four goals in four commitments. The royal defense must take care of their good ball hitting and the speed that they can suddenly use, apart from knowing the right moment to appear and push a rebound.
At last it will have an almost complete picture and nothing will be saved
The boot of Blue Cross on the MX League was not the best because it came to present up to nine casualties by those summoned to America Cup, gold Cup Y Olympic Games, which is why he was able to obtain his first victory until Date 3 of the contest.
Except for the bow, since Jose de Jesus Corona continues working on its rehabilitation, the celestial have all their references in each of the areas, leaving for now the question of who will guard the three posts, if Sebastian Jurado or Andres Gudiño.
Now, El Vasco must be alert and aware of the return of Roberto Alvarado, Luis Romo, Cabecita Rodríguez, the Peruvian Yoshimar Yotún Y Orbelín Pineda, which usually make a difference regardless of whether they come out in their best version or not.
Escobar’s continuous harassment from the right
At the start of the championship Blue Cross, one of his best men has been the Paraguayan Juan Escobar, winger on the right side who continually steps on the rival area to test his centers or even his own shots.
Aguirre must be aware that he will have to stop his constant advances, since he also has a good ability to outwit and evade rivals in short spaces, where he will most likely enter a duel with the Colombian. Stefan medina.
It should be noted that the Guaraní not only does a good job on offense, but also defensively has the necessary credentials to make his worth as a defender feel.
The relays that Reynoso sends normally take effect
El Cabezón normally plays with a line of four, but has also managed to place a line of five, apart from that he can also modify his midfield or attack, but most importantly, normally the changes he carries out have an effect.
One of the most effective is when Santiago Gimenez He enters the field to accompany Cabecita, after Angulo finishes his participation on the field of play.
Santi is the ideal dumbbell for Rodríguez, apart always one of the two ends up enabling the other to conclude a goal play, but with respect to other areas, there are other players who can also generate a positive change such as the Argentines Pol Fernandez Y Walter Montoya, as well as Yotún or Alvarado.
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