This Thursday, October 20, Rayados visits Pachuca at the Hidalgo Stadium for the first leg semifinals of the Liga MX Opening Tournament 2022, where he will seek to take advantage to arrive more calmly at the second leg. BBBA Bancomer Stadium.
To get to this instance, Monterey left on the way Blue Cross 3-0 on aggregate, thanks to goals from the Argentines German Berterame Y Rogelio Funes Morias well as a bit of Jesus Gallardoalthough the great figure was the Argentine goalkeeper Stephen Andradawho covered several dangerous actions.
Precisely, another of the important men of the royal team throughout the semester was Alfonso Gonzalezwho considers that they have a squad to be able to be champions, for which they are favorites in their key, also spoke about what the return of Funes Mori to the team.
“For me scratched is favourite. That’s the way all players see it. We have a squad to compete, to champion. We are focused on Pachuca and we’ll see how it goes in the Final, there are two steps left, although we are getting closer and closer. I am very happy for the return of Funes Mori, is a very important player, not only for us, but for Mexico. The competition is very tough, we all want to be there, but personally I am very happy that he is back”Ponchito pointed out in an interview with Fox Sports.
On the other hand, Tuzos managed to access the semifinals by leaving on the way to tigersafter equaling 2-2 overall, but the best position in the table benefited the hidalguenses, who managed to score through Victor Guzman Y Edward Lopezhowever, they lost a key piece for the clash of Ida in The hurricaneas Kevin Alvarez He was sent off at minute 82.
About the clash between both sets, The Pocho Guzman announced that they want to reach a second consecutive final after having fallen with Atlasensuring that The gang is a rival of hierarchy, just as it was tigersthen they left a quite complicated key to arrive at another just as difficult.
“Honestly, it was the most difficult key (against Tigres) because of our style of play and because of the squad and how well they play. We saw it with intensity, we know they were dangerous, we know the quality of all their players and we were going to pay dearly for it. We come out of a complicated one and enter another, if we aspire to the championship, which has been the case since the last tournament, we have to beat the one in front. We know the qualities they have, but we are going to play very focused, just as we played against them on the last day. We know the intensity and we trust our teammates, the intensity that we put into the games is a virtue that we have, that we open the scoring because we put a lot of intensity into it, we always press up high, we try to keep the rival away from our goal. We have followed that line of work that has marked a lot”declared the midfielder to CLEAR BRAND.
Q: Esteban Andrada – La Sabandija was a factor for La Maquina to fall by the wayside, as it stopped several dangerous actions, so much so that it ended up being designated as the Man of the Match.
DC: Hector Moreno – The U-17 world champion is the leader of the central defense and is the one who puts order, for this reason, he is always contemplated by the coach, especially since he is about to experience a new World Cup.
DC: Cesar Montes – With his failed transfer to Russia, little by little El Cachorro is being taken into account again, returning to his place as a starter in the center alongside the experienced Dark.
LD: Stefan Medina – For now, the Colombian will continue to appear on the right side, since the central defense is well formed, so he has the freedom to go to the front.
LI: Jesus Gallardo – when the left-back was not going through his best moment, he was on the bench for a while, but little by little he has been recovering his level and has even scored goals, winning the battle for the position Erick Aguirre.
MD: Celso Ortiz – The Paraguayan captain is the one in charge of the heavy work in the midfield, recovering balls to be able to send his teammates out, always compliant.
MD: Luis Romo – while Ortiz He is in charge of defending, the Sinaloan must be focused on giving way to his teammates with his back and forth, apart from continually stepping on the area, where he is normally encouraged to try his shot.
MO: Alfonso Gonzalez – Ponchito has been one of the team’s best assistants, therefore, Victor Manuel Vucetich has it contemplated in its titular scheme, since Rudolph Pizarro still far from expectations.
MO: Maxi Meza – In the second leg against Blue Crossthe Argentine had to stay on the bench going into the complement, but surely he will start again to be able to use his great qualities against Pachuca.
CD: Rodrigo Aguirre – The rooms cost the Uruguayan a bit, however, his ability is known and at any moment he could awaken his goalscoring nose to make the difference.
CD: German Berterame – It seems early for Funes Mori be the undisputed starter again after the long injury he suffered, so he could see action in the complement, while his compatriot will seek to drill the nets in his absence.
Starting lineup: Esteban Andrada; Hector Moreno, Cesar Montes, Jesus Gallardo, Stefan Medina; Celso Ortiz, Luis Romo, Ponchito González, Maxi Meza; Rodrigo Aguirre, German Berterame.
Banking: Luis Cárdenas, Sebastián Vegas, Edson Gutiérrez, Érick Aguirre, Matías Kranevitter, Rodolfo Pizarro, Rogelio Funes Mori, Michell Rodríguez, Luis Sánchez, Jaziel Martínez.
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