Cruz Azul couldn’t beat Tigresin the first leg of the quarterfinals of Clausura 2022 even if they played for over 30 minutes against 10 men, as Nicolás “Diente” López was sent off after kicking La Máquina center back Luis Abram in the face.
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Adrián Aldrete became the villain for Cruz Azul, as at the end of the first half, he couldn’t clear a ball that Jesús Dueñas crossed and ended finding the bottom of the net, as the feint he made left Sebastián Jurado out of the play, who could only manage to see the ball cross the goal line.
With the 1-0 defeat, Los Cementeros have five straight games in Estadio Azteca without knowing what a victory is, something that explains why they couldn’t make it to the final of CONCACAF Champions League and why the lost their place in the top four of Liga MX standings.
The unfavorable outcome for Cruz Azul against Los Felinos even with the advantages thy had during the course of the game have made Jaime Ordiales take a decision about the future of Juan Reynoso as La Máquina coach.
Will Reynoso remain as Cruz Azul coach?
When Jaime Ordiales arrived at Cruz Azul to replace Álvaro Dávila, the board of Cruz Azul entrusted him with the mission of analyzing the performances of the club throughout the season, given that La Máquina was one of the teams that added several players for Clausura 2022.
Although he was asked to follow the contribution of the players to the overall performance of the team, he was also requested to study the work of Reynoso, as after the poor performance of Cruz Azul in Apertura 2021, they weren’t sure that he was the coach that Cruz Azul needed.
According to reports from TUDN, the owners of Los Cementeros as well as Jaime Ordiales are not satisfied with Reynoso's results, which is why they are looking to replace him once La Máquina ends their participation in Clausura 2022.
Who will be the new coach of Cruz Azul?
Ordiales keeps interviewing the candidates that could replace the Peruvian coach, among which stand out names like Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti, who is looking for a new challenge after parting ways with FC Juárez, and Andrés Lillini, who will become a free agent in the upcoming months.