Cruz Azul started his adventure in the 2022 Concacaf Champions League. The sky blue team arrived in Canada on Monday night, where on Wednesday February 16 they will visit Forge FC in the Round of 16 first leg of the tournament. After losing the unbeaten in Liga MX at the hands of Necaxa‘La Maquina’ will focus on international competition in the region looking for a return to the Club World Cup, a competition they previously competed in in 2014.
In the middle of a harsh winter
The place that will receive the Blue Cross is Hamilton, in the province of Ontario, a city located just 70 kilometers from Toronto. One of the rivals that ‘The Machine’ will have to overcome is the weather, as in recent weeks this territory has been hit by heavy snowfall and low temperatures.
When those led by Juan Reynoso arrived at their concentration hotel in Hamiltonthe temperature was at -14ºso they already had a first impression of what they might find next Wednesday at the Tim Hortons Field, home of Forge FC. Although the weather reports that the day of the match will be the warmest of the winter, the locals are urging not to lose confidence in this aspect.
Cruz Azul’s losses
The cement team will not be able to have a full complement for the round of 16 go against Forge FC. Ángel Romero and Carlos Rodríguez sat out the call due to a technical decision, while Adrián Aldrete continues his recovery after sustaining a right calf injury, a situation that also sidelined him against Necaxa and Leon.
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