Alarm bells are ringing in Verde Valle as it was announced that Chivas de Guadalajara will face Toluca without these key players, which could put the club in trouble against the Diablos Rojos.
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Los Escarlatas had a difficult start to the Liga MX 2022, but as the weeks have gone by, they have managed to improve their performance and are currently in 7th place in the tournament.
On the other hand, the Rebaño Sagrado had a very bad start to the tournament and still cannot get back to winning ways, so they are currently in 12th place in the competition and will have to reorganize their game plan.
And they will have to do so, as Marcelo Michel Leaño is without two key players for their next match against Toluca.
Which Chivas de Guadalajara players will not be available for the match against Toluca?
Midfielder Jesús Molina and defender Luis Olivas will not be available for Chivas de Guadalajara for the match against Toluca, which could mean a series of disadvantages against Los Escarlatas.
The former will not be able to play against Toluca due to the surgery he underwent a few weeks ago, so he is already working with Chivas' kinesiologist, Alex Barzán.
Luis Olivas, on the other hand, will have to miss the match due to a knee injury, which is expected to allow him to return to the field until the third week of April, meaning he will not be available to try to stop Toluca.
The challenge in the defense for the Chivas vs Toluca game
With this bad news, Michel Leaño will have to work hard to create an effective defensive backline, since, in the Clasico Tapatio match against Atlas, a defensive error cost the team the victory.
This mistake was made by Antonio Briseño who, due to his carelessness, allowed Julián Quiñones to score the 1-1, which ended the Clásico Tapatío in a tie, depriving the Rebaño Sagrado of the hope of finding victory again.
In this context, it seems that Michel Leaño only has the option of Gilberto Sepúlveda accompanying Hiram Mier in the defense, which is a risk since Mier is currently suffering from a drop in his game.
And if the Chivas coach does not bet on this player, he will have to face another risk, which is to give the vote of confidence to Briseño again.
Chivas de Guadalajara has time to prepare for Toluca
The only good news that the club from Guadalajara, Jalisco had this week was that Liga MX agreed to modify the date of the duel against the Diablos Rojos.
This is because the Akron Stadium, the home of Chivas, was left with very bad grass because days before the Guadalajara vs Toluca match was played, the stadium was the venue for a Coldplay concert.
As a result, Club Deportivo Guadalajara requested the postponement of its match against the Red Devils so that the grass could be maintained and the match could be played without any problems.