The Warriors seek to string together victories in the Apertura 2022. They receive tonight at the Corona stadium the Celeste Machine of the Blue Cross.
The match, which will begin at 9:05 p.m., will have Oscar Macías Romo as the central whistleblower. Michel Alejandro Morales and Edgar Magdaleno Castrejón will be his assistants on the wings.
The Albiverdes come from defeating the two-time champion Atlas 1-0 in the same TSM with a goal from the reinforcement Juan Brunetta, while the cement workers also won by the minimum but at the Azteca Stadium, the Rayos del Necaxa, thanks to the solitary goal of the Chilean Ivan Andres Morales.
With 8 points, the residents of the capital occupy the tenth position in the classification, while Santos Laguna, with 7 points and a pending match, is in 11th place.
The entire harvest of the Laguneros has been at home, thanks to the 3-2 wins over Rayados del Monterrey and 1-0 against the Foxes, in addition to the 1-1 draw against Chivas Rayadas del Guadalajara.
Outside of the Coloso de Santa Úrsula, the Celeste Machine records a 3-2 victory in the “Volcán” against the Tigers, a defeat with the same score in Jalisco against the Atlas, as well as a 0-0 draw in the Alfonso Lastras against Saint Louis.
The only casualty for the Laguneros will be that of the Brazilian defender Matheus Dória, so everything indicates that the Ecuadorian Félix Torres will once again team up with Hugo Rodríguez in central defense.
Although the Argentine Ramiro Funes Mori has already signed a contract with the Machine, he has even exercised, he will not play.
A total of 37 times they played in the old Corona and TSM, with a balance of 18 wins for the Verdiblancos, 10 for the cementeros and the same number of draws, with 61 goals scored by the hosts and 51 by the visit.
After América (14), the Celestes are the team along with the UNAM Pumas, the top circuit teams, that have the most wins in Torreón.
The last time Cruz Azul was in the Shire was on the second day of the 2021 Opening, where the game ended 1-1. Santiago Giménez opened the scoring at 63′, equalizing four minutes from the end through a penalty kick by Diego Valdés.
It was precisely before the Machine that Eduardo Fentanes took the reins of the Lagunero team, after the departure of the Portuguese Pedro Caixinha. He defeated them 2-1 at Azteca itself, with an agonizing goal from youth squad Diego Medina and an unforgettable performance from Carlos Acevedo.
The technicians who were on the two benches are Luis Fernando Tena, Rubén Omar Romano, Benjamín Galindo, Patricio Hernández, Eduardo “Yayo” de la Torre, Pdero Caixinha and Robert Dante Siboldi.
Among the most prominent elements that have worn both shirts are Jared Borgetti, Benjamín Galindo, Olaf Heredia, Héctor Adomaitis, Denis Caniza, Nicolás Ramírez, Héctor Altamirano, Jonathan Rodríguez, Néstor Araujo and Francisco Gabriel de Anda.