Bravos de FC Juarez will have their third game in the span of the week tonight when they host Leon tonight at Benito Juarez Olympic Stadium. The Bravos will be looking to pick up their first win since they defeated Atletico San Luis (by the score of 1-0) back in the third week of the 2022 clausura season of Liga BBVA MX on January 20th.

FC Juarez will face a tough Leon team who is currently in fifth place of the general standings table with 12 points as a result of three wins, three draws and two losses. Most recently Leon played to a scoreless draw against Monterrey at home this past Tuesday night.

The Bravos come into tonight’s match with positive news as they are getting back some of their offensive weapons that are coming back from injury. This past Tuesday when they played first place Puebla on the road (a match that ended in a 1-1 draw) saw the return of their two star forwards Diego Rolan and Dario Lezcano. Tonight Fabian Castillo will also be at the disposal of Ricardo ‘Tuca’ Ferretti as he will dress for tonight’s match.

FC Juarez.
FC Juarez.

This is excellent news for a team who has lacked frequent offensive threat over the course of their last several matches and a team that needs to accumulate points in increments of three.

Yesterday Diego Rolan spoke with the media ahead of tonight’s match, addressing many topics. Rolan said, “I feel that I’m at 100% recovered and physically able. Perhaps I am lacking a bit of soccer rhythm which I will recover the more I play.”

He commented on the return of his partner-in-crime, fellow forward Dario Lezcano who returned along with Rolan last Tuesday after being out due to injury for 10 months. Rolan said of Lezcano, “The team needs Dario. He is a very important player for us who plays very well with his back towards the goal, who helps us generate a lot of threat (in the offensive third) and causes a lot of fouls in our favor in that part of the field of play.”.

Rolan added, “I like playing with Dario because he creates a lot of space for me because he attracts a lot of defensive attention.”

The forward from Montevideo, Uruguay concluded by saying, “This past game (against Puebla) the team made an impressive defensive effort with a lot of intensity which is fundamental. Also, that intensity, grit, ambition and effort that we showed against Puebla are base principals that we have to show match after match that shows how united this team is.”

Tonight’s match is scheduled for an 8 p.m. MST kickoff and will be televised nationally on TUDN DirecTV ch. 464, Spectrum ch. 444. It will also air on TV Azteca locally on digital television.

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