Even with the irregular results that Cruz Azul had at the end of the season, they were able to make into Repechaje into the top eight teams of Liga MX, something that will give them the home advantage in the 1-game direct elimination stage.
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La Máquina will receive Club Necaxa on Saturday evening in Estadio Azteca, on a game that could cost Juan Reynoso his job if they don’t manage to make it into Liguilla, as the only way he will be able to keep his position in Cruz Azul’s dugout is if they become protagonists in the playoffs.
Making it into the quarterfinals looks like a difficult task if is taken into consideration that Cruz Azul won just one of their last 10 games in both Liga MX and CONCACAF Champions League, as they were eliminated in the semifinals against Pumas thanks to the 2-1 aggregate.
It’s worth noting that the first defeat of La Máquina in Clausura 2022 was against Club Necaxa in the fifth round, on a game that was also played in Estadio Azteca and that was the first game of Jaime Lozano as coach of Los Rayos.
Hugo Sánchez is ready to replace Reynoso
Juan Reynoso has six months left on his contract, but he might not be able to fulfill it given the poor results that costed Cruz Azul the direct ticket to Liguilla, added to the enmity that exists between him and Jaime Ordiales, La Máquina sporting director.
According to reports, Ordiales is already in conversations with Hugo Sánchez to become La Máquina’s next coach, position that he already offered it to him in the past but bureaucratic issues didn’t let Sánchez to arrive at Cruz Azul.
The Mexican Pentapichichi is already planning how he’ll change things in Cruz Azul once he arrives, as he knows that one of the priorities for La Máquina is find a new striker, as neither Iván Morales nor Santiago Giménez have been able to contribute.
Who is the striker that Sánchez wants in Cruz Azul?
During his participation in ESPN, “Hugol” said that Pumas striker Juan Dinenno has become one of the top strikers in Liga MX, not only for his scoring streak, but also because he is also involved in the creation and possession, and he even compared him with the role that Karim Benzema fulfills in Real Madrid.