Chivas begins a new era with renewed spirits.
Guadalajara finally released its record of victories in the Apertura tournament and on Saturday a new stage begins in which it bets its future on the new strategist: Víctor Manuel Vucetich.
“El Rey Midas” signed his contract as his new coach on Thursday and will make his debut in the duel against San Luis for the fifth date with what will be his 13th institution in Mexican soccer. Vucetich, who was in charge of Querétaro at the beginning of the year, defined it as the greatest challenge of his career.
“All the coaches, when we are going through this football, one of their objectives is to reach this institution. We have the experience to carry this responsibility on our back ”, explained Vucetich, who has five league titles in Mexico.
Chivas ended a goal-win drought on Wednesday by beating Bravos 2-0 on the road after terminating Luis Fernando Tena’s contract. Now they march in 13th place with four units.
“I believe that there is little that must be corrected, one must work on intensity and self-esteem, sometimes I see the players retained,” analyzed the new manager on the aspects in which he will focus at the beginning of his term.
And while in Guadalajara there is illusion, in the fiefdom of Cruz Azul they will seek to resume the step of victory on Saturday when they receive Ciudad Juárez. The Machine saw an unbeaten streak in the league broken, which had lasted 13 games, when they lost 1-0 to Querétaro last weekend.
“We have to improve with respect to future rivals”, analyzed after the disaster the celestial strategist Robert Dante Siboldi.
For the sky blue, the defeat also meant the first game in the last 21 without scoring at least one goal.
In another duel, Tigres will visit Toluca on Sunday with the controversy of the little activity that Uruguayan striker Leo Fernández has had in this beginning of the tournament, after being one of the best players of the last Clausura with the Red Devils.
Fernández has only played 29 minutes with the felines and in two games he has remained on the bench. In the canceled Clausura – due to the COVID-19 pandemic – he had eight goals and three assists in 10 games with the Scarlets.
Pumas also enjoys being among the top places with an undefeated step and will visit the new Mazatlán square on Saturday with the mission of extending the good start of the championship, despite the fact that before the start they suffered the resignation of Spanish coach Míchel González.
The interim Andrés Lillini does not worry if the university team makes the decision to end his term at some point during the course for the arrival of another coach.
“I did not plan my life to be a first division manager. I’m going to be here until the last moment that the board wants it. I am someone who three days from the start I put my chest to the bullets, “said Lillini on the issue of its continuity.
The day starts on Friday with the Puebla-Pachuca clash. Another game on Saturday will be Monterrey-Necaxa and on Sunday Santos-Atlas and Querétaro-América will play. The date will be completed on Monday with León-Tijuana.