FC Juarez Blanked By Chivas In Season Opener
Bravos de FC Juarez lost their 2020 Clausura season opener to Chivas de Guadalajara by the score of 2-0 Saturday night in Guadalajara, Jalisco. A pair of defensive errors in the first half allowed for the ball to find the back of the net on each occasion marking the difference in front of a sold out crowd in the state of Jalisco.
As if the loss wasn’t bad enough, what made this match far worse for the Bravos and their fans was the lack of offensive presence…and that is putting it mildly. FC Juarez did not produce a legitimate chance on goal in the 90 minutes of play. Officially there were no shots on goal recorded for the team from the Borderland.
The goals for Mexico’s most popular soccer team came 2 minutes apart in the 34 and 36 months. While Chivas was clearly the better of the two teams, they were not anything special. They certainly didn’t look like a team that spent 47.5 million dollars in the offseason, while it does have to be mention that most of their new acquisitions did not see action against the Bravos.
After the match, Bravos head coach, Gabriel Caballero said that Chivas was simply the better team, deserving of the victory and that those two elements simply could not be denied. As for his squad, Caballero said that they lacked intensity.
General and particularly offensive improvement will have to come in a hurry for FC Juarez as they will have their first home game of the new season when they host Pumas this coming Thursday night. Pumas won their season opener at home defeating Pachuca 2-1 on Sunday. The match is scheduled to kick off at 8:15