Sebastián Jurado, Cruz Azul's goalkeeper, has not had the performances that La Máquina fans expected. The player from Veracruz, arrived at Los Cementeros for the Clausura tournament of the 2019/20 season.
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The main idea of Cruz Azul's directors is that after the great level shown by the young player with the extinct Tiburones Rojos del Veracruz, Jurado would become the starting goalkeeper, hoping that José de Jesús Corona would gradually give up his place.
However, nothing could have been further from the truth. The goalkeeper has not been able to push Jesús Corona out of his starting position despite the fact that the goalkeeper is already 41 years old. The former Tecos player has shown an enviable level despite his age and his competition, the Veracruz-born Jurado has not been able to compete with him.
How much has Jurado played since his arrival at Cruz Azul?
Since Sebastían Jurado arrived at Cruz Azul, the goalkeeper has played only 17 games as a starter. In his first season, he played only two games and that was in the CONCACAF Champions League, playing mostly for Cruz Azul U-20.
For the 2020-21 season, the Veracruz native played 5 games, making his Liga MX debut in the Clausura 2021. Again, he split his appearances with 2 starts in the CONCACAF Champions League, 2 in the Clausura, and one in the group stage of the tournament.
Finally, in the 2021-22 season, Jurado has had more playing minutes, appearing three times as a starter in the 2021 Liga MX Apertura, while for the 2022 Clausura he has also already played three games as a starter and for the CONCACAF Champions League he has done so four times.
Despite everything, the goalkeeper has not been able to convince Juan Reynoso, coach of La Máquina, or the Cruz Azul fans. Due to Jesús Corona's injury, he has had more minutes, but now there are doubts about his ability to replace the former Tecos goalkeeper.