America and Chelsea met in a friendly match this Saturday, July 16, in the United States. The Eagles came into the match with three games played in the 2022 Opening of the Liga MX, while the Blues just started their preseason. Despite the difference in pace, the Premier League team dominated from start to finish and could have recorded a win against the Azulcremas.
The difference in level between these two rivals was very marked. Although Chelsea started with many substitutes and is still not in a competitive rhythm, Thomas Tuchel’s team was devastatingly superior. With goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount, the English team beat America at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.
America has pending matches against Manchester City and Real Madrid. The prognosis for these two commitments is not good. What’s more: it’s even worse than the forecast for the duel against Chelsea. Both the Citizens and the Merengues have more powerful and complete squads than the Blues. And on almost any night they could fill the basket for the Eagles.
Do the Eagles have a chance of getting a win in one of their remaining high-profile friendlies? Unfortunately the answer to this question does not hold much hope. It seems very unlikely, almost impossible, that America will even reach a tie. They are just different levels of football.
In football, although it sounds like a cliché, anything can happen. In this type of David against Goliath type of encounter, the little ones can grow. However, the chances are very low. In 2011, also on a pre-season tour, Chivas de Guadalajara gave the big surprise against FC Barcelona. The Sacred Flock beat the Blaugrana by a score of 4-1.
The Eagles would have to play a practically perfect game in all their lines to aspire to a tie or a victory. In parallel, Manchester City and Real Madrid would have to deliver their worst versions. Only then is there a chance that the most successful Mexican team in history will rise to victory.
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