MEXICO CITY ( Associated Press) — Atlas has had a rough start to the tournament, but there’s still time to straighten the road. The two-time champion’s awakening could begin on Saturday, when he faces Chives in deep trouble in a match for Apertura’s eighth date.
The Foxes, who last week broke a three-game losing streak after beating Queretaro, who made no resistance, will have a more difficult time against Guadalajara, who, although they haven’t won, appear to be more complicated than Guadalajara in the City’s classic. Rival.
After defeating Galos Blancos, Atlas adds seven points with which to place it in 13th place of the championship reaching the halfway mark.
Argentine coach Diego Coca told the Associated Press, “I think the tournament is starting, but with two months of play going every three days, it’s crazy, but we have to adapt.”
Following the duel against Chivas, Fox would face Ciudad Juárez and Puebla over a period of seven days.
It’s nothing special against a two-time champion.
To give the Mexican team a little more time to work, the Apertura tournament will be played over just four months and the final will be played at the end of October. It is the shortest tournament in terms of duration, as the two tournaments per year format was introduced in 1996.
“Specifically, it doesn’t help us, it hurts us because we came from playing a final that we won, but it didn’t give us a chance to preseason,” Koca said.
At the end of May, Atlas celebrated the championship twice and at the end of June they were already playing for the Super Copa de Campeones. A week later, on 1 July, he played his first Apertura match.
“Adaptation is part of development, we take it as a challenge, that’s how we’re going to start the game,” the strategist said.
His arch rival Chivas lives on the other side of the coin. He has not managed to become champion for five years and has only managed to reach two leagues.
The team led by Ricardo Cadena has only five points in this tournament, with them finishing last.
It’s a poor start and the chances of making the playoffs in such a short tournament may soon run out.
“Even if we finish last, we know we have to win,” said defender Alan Mojo. “I have also been on duty, in this situation we are all responsible. No one in this club works to lose, we are ashamed and we want to get out of this bad streak.
The meeting will take place on Saturday night at the Akron Stadium in western Guadalajara.