Cruz Azul started his adventure in the 2022 Concacaf Champions League. The sky blue squad arrived in Canada on Monday-evening, where they will visit Forge FC on Wednesday, February 16, in the eighth finals of the first leg of the tournament. After lose the undefeated in Liga MX at the hands of Necaxa‘La Maquina’ will focus on the area’s international competition looking to return to the Club World Cup, a competition they already participated in in 2014.
In the middle of a harsh winter
The place that will receive the Blue Cross is Hamilton, Ontario Province, a city located just 70 kilometers from Toronto. One of the rivals ‘The Machine’ will have to overcome is the weather, as this area has been plagued by heavy snowfall and low temperatures in recent weeks.
The moment when those led by Juan Reynoso arrived at their concentration hotel in Hamiltonthe temperature was at -14ºso that they already had a first impression of what they could find next Wednesday at the Tim Hortons Field, home of Forge FC† Although the weather forecast states that the day of the competition will be the hottest of the winter, the locals are urging not to lose faith in this aspect.
Cruz Azul .’s Losses
The cement team can’t have a full crew for the round of 16 first leg tie against Forge FC. Ángel Romero and Carlos Rodríguez were excluded from the call due to a technical decision, while Adrián Aldrete continues to recover from a right calf injury, a situation that also left him out against Necaxa and León.