Mazatlán FC couldn’t keep up with the good streak that they had in the last part of the regular season of Clausura 2022 and were eliminated by Club Puebla in Repechaje in a penalty shootout after Los Cañoneros were able to tie the game in the last play of the game.
More Liga MX news:
The team coached by Gabriel Caballero arrived to Repechaje standing 12, on the last spot for the knockout stage, thanks to the last five games that they played in Clausura 2022, as they earned 13 out of the 15 points available.
Even if they defeated Club Puebla in the last game of theseason, they couldn’t repeat the result, as La Franja only needed 14 minutes to gain the 2-0 lead that helped them send the game to the penalty shootout, where Antony Silva was the hero for Los Camoteros.
On the other hand, Marco Fabián became one of the villains for Mazatlán, as he first slipped on the box, missing a clear shot that could have tied the game during the first half, and then he missed his penalty, which gave Club Puebla the victory.
He could be on the move this summer
Although the 32-year-old offensive midfielder arrived at Mazatlán for Clausura 2022, he only signed a six-month contract according to reports, given that he hadn’t played since Clausura 2022, where he was part of FC Juárez.
Gabriel Caballero and Christian Giménez were able to help him recover his level and he became one of the best players of Mazatlán, alongside Nicolás Benedetti, something that opens the possibility for him to extend his contract with the Cañoneros, although he could also return to one of his former teams.
According to reports from W Deportes Radio, his continuity with Mazatlán will be decided by the executives, but until they decide, Cruz Azul has the option to negotiate with him his return to La Máquina, as they need a player that can replace the goaling streak that Brayan Angulo left.
Can he arrive at Cruz Azul?
La Máquina needs offensive players after the early departure of Brayan Angulo and the upcoming sale of Rómulo Otero, who was erased by Juan Reynoso, although first they will have to decide who is going to be the coach for Clausura 2022 before they start adding players.