With the illusion of surpassing the performance they achieved in the previous contest, the best in several years, the Puebla team will begin their participation in the 2021 Opening Tournament of Liga Mx, in which they will have as their first rival the Rayados del Monterrey, whom they will try to defeat in the stadium at the BBVA Stadium to successfully start the contest.
The Camoteros will measure strength with the regios in their match on the first day this Sunday at 7:06 p.m.
Those from the Strip will appear in this new tournament after having obtained third place in the General Classification and after being eliminated in the semifinal phase by the Santos Laguna.
In the regular phase, the poblanos added 28 points as a result of their seven wins, seven draws and 3 defeats.
For this contest, the square on the diagonal will be presented with several modifications in its establishment, being the main ones the losses of the forwards Omar Fernández and Santiago Ormeño; both destined for the eleventh of León.
Another of its losses for this start is that due to a contagion of covid-19 in its staff, the Strip truncated its preseason project. At the beginning of July, the Puebla team had reported 10 cases of coronavirus within the campus, which made them all lock up and cancel their participation in the Capital Cup Tournament, which was played in the United States.
Puebla had planned to measure forces with local DC United, Costa Rican Alajuelense and Alianza de El Salvador, in addition to another friendly against the Red Devils of Toluca, which was also canceled.
To fulfill their preparation, the enfranñados were limited to play intersquads and two friendly engagements, one against the Alebrijes of Oaxaca, whom they beat by 7 goals against 2; and the last one last Sunday against Mazatlán, where they were defeated by the smallest difference, 1-0.
For this tournament, the Puebla institution made several hires, including that of the Venezuelan striker Fernando Aristeguieta from Mazatlán and from Chilean midfielder Pablo Parra, who was part of the Curicó Unido de Chile.
Who appears to receive more opportunities to participate in the first team is the Ghanaian striker Clifford Aboagye, who initially did not enter into the plans of the Argentine helmsman Nicolás Larcamón, remained in the team, although that will not prevent the coach from going for another reinforcement to close his squad.
The foregoing was revealed by the strategist himself during the press conference prior to the set will travel to Monterrey, noting that they hope Aboagye can show a good level with the team.
Other players who arrived are Raúl Castillo, Sebastián Medellín, Ramón Juárez and Jhory Celaya, although it is managed that they will have more activity in the U-20 team.
For their part, the Rayados come to this tournament after being in the fourth place overall last semester, where he added 28 units. After that, already in the league, he was eliminated by Santos Laguna in the quarterfinals.
The last compromise between Puebla and Monterrey dates back to February 2, on matchday 4 of Guard1anes 2021, where both teams drew goalless at the Cuauhtémoc stadium.