Futbol — diciembre 29, 2018 at 1:26 am

CONCLUYE PRETEMPORADA XOLOITZCUINTLE CON TRIUNFO ANTE NECAXA

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CONCLUYE PRETEMPORADA XOLOITZCUINTLE CON TRIUNFO ANTE NECAXA

El Club Tijuana superó 3-1 a los Hidrorayos en la cancha del Estadio
Caliente

Tijuana, Baja California, 28 de Diciembre de 2018._ El Club Tijuana
concluyó este viernes con la pretemporada rumbo al Torneo Clausura 2019
con un triunfo (3-1) ante el Club Necaxa en un partido de tres tiempos
jugado en la cancha del Estadio Caliente.

Los Xoloitzcuintles mostraron el progreso sumado en esta precampaña con
un buen entendiemiento entre líneas ante un rival exigente de la Primera
División Nacional, a una semana del arranque del próximo campeonato.

Tras igualar sin goles  en el primer lapso, los Canes Aztecas se
adelantaron en la segunda parte con un gol de Juan Martín Lucero. El
argentino remató de “palomita” un centro que vino por conducto de
Ignacio Rivero.

En el tercer tiempo del juego amistoso, Omar Mendoza encontró la red
tras un cabezazo por encima del arquero visitante.

En ese lapso, el Necaxa descontó con el 2-1 tras un remate de Matías
Fernández, pero Erick Torres puso el 3-1 definitivo cerca del final del
encuentro.

Tras el partido, el DT Óscar Pareja destacó el compromiso mostrado por
el plantel en esta pretemporada.

“Tenemos un grupo que está comprometido en su totalidad, hay muchas
opciones, eso nos da una competencia interna dentro del club. Ya nos
vamos acercando a la competencia, ya vamos más direccionados a los
entrenamientos con relación al partido ante Chivas”,  comentó el
estratega colombiano.

A una semana del arranque de la LIGA MX, Pareja se dijo optimista para
encarar el certamen.

“Estoy muy optimista, con muchas expectativas, me siento muy cómodo con
este grupo de jugadores y con el club, así que empezamos un camino
diferente y que mejor que jugar en un escenario como este, con un equipo
tan popular como lo es Chivas”, concluyó Óscar.

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FINAL PRESEASON MATCH COMPLETE
Club Tijuana beats Necaxa 3-1 in exhibition match at Estadio Caliente

TIJUANA (Dec. 28, 2018) –Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles played its final
preseason match Friday. Coach Oscar Pareja’s team beat Necaxa 3-1at
Estadio Caliente in its final preparation game heading into the LIGA MX
2019 Clausura.

Martin Lucero scored via a header in the second of three periods
played. Erick Torres and Omar Mendoza scored in the final period while
Matias Fernandez scored for visiting Necaxa.

Lucero scored off a cross by Ignacio Rivero from right to left. Lucero
beat his defender and headed the ball into the net. Mendoza also scored
on a header, sending it in off a rebound from his own shot. Mendoza also
helped set up Torres’ goal. The speedy defender sent a low, rolling
cross to a charging Torres who sent in his right-footed blast.

The scrimmage was the fourth preseason match for Pareja’s team as it
heads into Week 1 against Chivas at Estadio Akron Jan. 5.
Pareja spoke about the preparation process after the final preaseason
match.

“It has been a short period of preparation due to the short window that
we have between the end of the tournament and the start of the next
one,” Pareja said. “So far, we have been trying to be very efficient
with the training, trying to prepare the team the best that we can and
commitment with the players our objectives. So far we’re on a good road
and now it’s time to compete and we will face that with responsibility.”

Part of the responsibility is to scout the players that best fit what
Pareja is trying to implement this season. And the Colombian coach likes
what he has seen so far.

“The commitment of the players has been the thing that has kept me
optimistic about the project,” Pareja said. “The way they prepare in the
preseason and the generosity with the idea and their objectivity since
the beginning has been great. That brings us a lot of hope.”

The preseason has ended and Club Tijuana will continue to prepare for
Chivas as Pareja heads into his debut as Mexican head coach. He spoke
about what it means to begin his work in Mexico against one of Mexico’s
more traditional and most popular teams.

“It’s great to have the competition in front of us,” Pareja said. “It’s
great to have the opportunity to go and compete against one of the most
traditional teams in Mexico in a stadium that is great and has a lot of
history. For us, to start in that game, it represents a lot. We hope to
have a good result but it could be first step toward a great season.”

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