FC Juarez looks to steal points against Cruz Azul
Bravos de FC Juarez will be looking to make it two wins a row on Saturday night when it squares off against Cruz Azul in Mexico City. FC Juarez is coming off of a season opening win at home against Necaxa by the score of 2-1 last Friday night.
The Bravos second game of the season will prove to be a stern test against one of the four biggest teams, historically speaking, in Mexican soccer. Cruz Azul is coming off of a win against Xolos de Tijuana last week. They defeated Xolos by the score of 2-0.
Once again, Cruz Azul is looking to become one of the top protagonists to aspire to win the title later this spring. They reloaded this offseason with quality acquisitions with that sole intention. Meanwhile, the Bravos are working to obtain consistency in their performances to acquire as many points as possible.
Because of this, the good ol’ school of thought that a point of the road in soccer is never bad may just be the case for FC Juarez. I’m sure if they could sign off on a draw they would.
Coming back to Borderland with at least one point in their back pocket could go a long way for the Bravos come the end of the season. However, this does not mean that you will see an FC Juarez that will be looking for a draw since the start of the match.
Midfielder Matias “Caco” Garcia spoke with the media earlier in the week regarding this Saturday’s match that will take place in historic Estadio Azteca.
Garcia alluded to the good start both teams got off to this season saying, “We are exactly aware of who we are facing. A tough team who got a season opening win, getting their season off the right start just like we did. They are going to try and play their game just like we are.”
As for playing their first road game of the season, which is something they struggled with last year, Caco said, "We have to be a disciplined team that maintains a majority of the ball possession and wait for key moments to strike. Of course we have to improve in the results we obtain when we play on the road. We need to start a streak early this season and obtain points by any means which is what we need the most."
“We are aware that we must continue to improve as a team and this weekend we are facing a great rival on the road which means another opportunity to do so.” As for facing Cruz Azul and their new acquisitions Garcia concluded by saying, "I’m more focused on my team, the things we must do to improve, to correct the things we did execute in our last match. Those are the kind of things I worry about, not really paying attention to our rival."
Saturday night’s match will be televised nationally both on network television and premium TV. Fans can watch the Cruz Azul-FC Juarez match on either Univision or TUDN. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. MST.