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A Peruvian man Juan Reynoso, coach of Cruz Azulasserted this Saturday that his team is the rival that no one will want to face in the quarterfinals of the Liga MX Clausura 2022 tournament.
“This team deserves to be in all the final phases. We are among the eight finalists and we are going to be a very tough rival. I think nobody wanted us to pass so as not to face each other “
In the first half of the match held at the Azteca Stadium, Cruz Azul and Necaxa were neutralized. For the second half ‘La Maquina’ got his score thanks to Paraguayan Juan Escobar, Uruguayan Rodrigo Aguirre scored 1-1 for the visitor.
In the series of penalties, Cruz Azul won 3-1 thanks to Necaxa missing three penalties; Sebastián Jurado, blue goalkeeper, masterfully stopped two shots and the last showing grandiloquencea situation that Reynoso highlighted.
“It was a tough match, but on penalties we have Sebastian’s great class to save and the effectiveness to kick each penalty of our players that was worth to achieve victory and advance”, said the Peruvian coach in a post-match press conference. match.
The strategist shared his analysis of the duel in which he accepted that the rival surpassed them in the first half, although he pointed out the reaction of his team in the complement:
“The first half wasn’t good because we couldn’t have the ball and I think they deserved more, but in the second half we improved and could have closed the game earlier, but we weren’t fine in front of the goal”
Juan Reynoso spoke of the support his team received at the Azteca Stadium despite the criticism he has received throughout the tournament throught social media.
“Football puts us in the place we deserve. I thank the fans who came to support, who surely are not the ones who hit us on the networks; They trusted us and the boys gave them a long-suffering victory”.
Cruz Azul joins Pachuca, Tigres UANL, Atlas and América, as the teams that are already installed in the quarterfinal phase of Clausura 2022.