With the end of the regular phase of Apertura 2022, the keys for reclassification were ready. For this reason, this Saturday, October 8, Cruz Azul receives León at the Aztec stadiumin a single match, to find out which of the two will qualify for the league for the Liga MX title.
The Celestial Machine closed out the regular season with a last minute win over Chivas by a score of 2-1, thanks to goals from Uriel Antuna and the Ecuadorian Michael Estradawith which, she assured to play the playoff at home by finishing seventh with 24 points.
Secondly, the beast wasted their chance to be local in the playoffs by drawing 2-2 with Xolos in the Nou Camp Stadium. The Argentinian Lucas DiYorio advanced to the team, after being traced, Alfonso ‘Banana’ Alvarado saved the equalizer at 90+5′, finishing tenth with 22 units.
Date: Saturday, October 8
Location: Mexico City
Schedule: 9:15 p.m. (Central Mexico and US time); 7:15 p.m. (US Southern Time) and 10:15 p.m. (US Eastern Time)
Referee: to designate
Online streaming: https://www.tudn.mx/
BLUE CROSS: 4 wins
LION: 1 win
TIES: 0 draws
BLUE CROSS: GGGGP
Facing reclassification, the cement team hopes to be able to count on the Paraguayan John Escobarbecause by leaving his injury behind, they are going to test him this week in inter-squads to see how he feels, however, they will not rush his return, as reported TUDN.
On the injury of the Argentine Ramiro Funes Mori, it is only known that it is muscular and it is not something serious; Finally, Alexander Mayorga He still has physical problems and has not been able to work alongside his peers, which is why he keeps doing gym work.
On the chances of the team to be champion, the coach Raul Gutierrez stated that they are more likely to succeed than the Mexican team reached the fifth game in the World Cup Qatar 2022Apart from that, he spoke about its continuity, which depends on the board.
“It is easier for Cruz Azul to be champion than for Mexico to reach the fifth game, and I am telling you because today we are working on it. The other thing, wait for me to arrive. The Liguilla format gives you a lot of possibilities. America had a great tournament but anything can happencommented to W Sports.
“We are going step by step. We cannot deny that we want to continue, hopefully the results will open that door for us. The way the team is delivering and closing with everything in the last minutes has made people reconnect with the team”ended.
Goalie: Jesus Corona (C)
Defenses: Julio Dominguez, Luis Abram, Rafael Guerrero, Rodrigo Huescas, Ignacio Rivero
Midfielders: Erik Lira, Carlos Rodriguez, Uriel Antuna, Carlos Rotondi
Forward: Gonzalo Carneiro
Banking: Ángel Romero, Rafael Baca, Michael Estrada, Joaquín Martínez, Cristian Jiménez, Christian Tabó, Iván Morales, Sebastián Jurado, Alonso Escoboza, Juan Escobar, Ramifo Runes Mori
Although the Esmeraldas will play on the road, the Portuguese coach Renato Paiva considers that history may be different this time, warning that they will go for victory.
“We are going to play against Cruz Azul, face to face, to seek victory in the 90 minutes. Weeks ago we did very badly against them, but these games are different. They also know of our potential”he exclaimed.
“Cruz Azul improved a lot, I think they must be the team that wins the most in the last few minutes. It’s going to be very difficult, they’re playing well”he added.
Goalie: Rodolfo Cota
Defenses: William Tesillo, Stiven Barreiro, Byron Castillo, Oscar Villa
Midfielders: Ivan Rodriguez, Luis Montes (C), Joel Campbell, Yairo Moreno
Forwards: Victor Davila, Lucas DiYorio
Banking: Paul Saracho, Javier Ibarra, Ángel Mena, José Alvarado, Federico Martínez, Julien Celestine, Elías Hernández, Alfonso Blanco, Fidel Ambriz
Definitely Blue Cross comes out with the favourite’s label, because although his style of play is still not convincing, he has had the fortune of adding consecutive victories, while Lion remains irregular, that is how it was throughout the semester, apart from his visit to the Aztec stadium he looked scared and was overtaken very easily, despite winning the match until he was traced back.
The Machine It practically has a full squad, the same situation as the beastso it could be a closer duel knowing what is at stake, so what the scorer does will be important Lucas DiYorio by cats, as well as Uriel Antuna with the celestial ones by the bands.
Prediction: Cruz Azul 2-1 Leon
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