At Cruz Azul they are aware that they cannot lose any of the three remaining games in the regular phase of the Apertura 2023, in order to qualify for the Play-In round, something that coach Joaquín Moreno is clear about, as he declared it later of the duel against León.
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For us, what we have in front of us is an opportunity and a challenge, there are three games that are like a Liguilla and that is how we have to see them, we must have our feet on the ground and know that we have two weeks to be able to determine everything that happened during the tournament,” said the celestial helmsman.
Their next rival, on Matchday 15, will be the Bravos de Juárez, a team that the cement workers have dominated since the fronterizos began playing in the First Division, in the Apertura 2019, since of seven confrontations they have had, La Maquina has won five, lost one and another ended in a draw.
The statistics work in favor of those from La Noria, since they need the three points to reach 17 units and maintain hopes of entering the final phase. In addition, Juárez is a direct competitor for the ticket to the Play-In, because They are in tenth position with 18 points, so it is important not to lose in this duel, because if that happened, the light blues would practically be saying goodbye to qualifying for the next round.
The good news for those led by Moreno is that of the five victories they have achieved against the Braves, four have been at home, so they do not know the defeat against them on the field of the Azteca Stadium, a building in which They will meet on Date 15.
Without margin for error is how Cruz Azul will have to face the closing of the tournament, because on its way to reaching the Play-In, it still has to face Juárez, Chivas and Puebla.
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