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Pumas vs Cruz Azul Concachampions: Who will be the starter goalkeeper for La Máquina?

Despite overcoming an injury, the goalkeeper was not considered by Juan Reynoso for the Concachampions.

Sebastián Jurado has been playing as a starter due to Corona's injury.
Sebastián Jurado has been playing as a starter due to Corona's injury.

Jesús Corona, goalkeeper and captain of Cruz Azul, was left out of the call-up list for the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals against Pumas, despite the fact that the goalkeeper trained with the rest of the group this week after overcoming an injury, the same situation that occurred with Joaquín Martínez.

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Just this week, ahead of the match against Pumas on Tuesday, Corona returned to work with the Cruz Azul first team after overcoming a bone edema in the femur of his right leg.

Who will play in Corona's place?

However, despite this, Juan Reynoso decided to leave him out of the squad and bring in Sebastián Jurado, who has taken over the starting goalkeeping duties, as well as Alfredo Cabañas, an 18-year-old goalkeeper who is registered with the U-20 team.

Jesús Corona has been sidelined since March 17, when he suffered a right leg injury that prevented him from playing in the second leg of the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals against Montréal.

In addition to that match, La Máquina's goalkeeper has missed two Liga MX matches due to the same problem. He was absent in the 1-0 loss against Pachuca, as well as the 1-0 win against Atlas last Saturday.

Reynoso prefers to rest those returning from injury

José Martínez is in a similar situation to Jesús Corona. The 'Shaggy' also joined the group this week after overcoming an injury but was not considered by the Peruvian coach for tonight's match against Pumas at the Estadio Olímpico Universitario.

Other notable absentees in the call-up list are Rómulo Otero and Luis Ángel Mendoza, who had been considered for last Saturday's match against Atlas, but were not considered for the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals.

The call-up list presented by Juan Reynoso is as follows:

Sebastián Jurado, Alfredo Cabañas, Alejandro Mayorga, Julio César Domínguez, Luis Abram, Adrián Aldrete, Pablo Aguilar, Juan Escobar, Erik Lira, Ángel Romero, Christian Tabó, Ignacio Rivero, Carlos Rodríguez, Rafael Baca, Uriel Antuna, Iván Morales, Santiago Giménez and Rodrigo Huescas.

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