There is no doubt that América and Chivas are the most popular Mexican clubs in Mexico and the United States. Copa and those from Guadalajara remain the most followed teams in North America. However, only a step behind is Cruz Azul, a club that recently broke a 24-year drought without being able to win the crown, but has suffered from results in recent years.
It seems that celestial painting has found a solution to its problems. Despite the controversy caused by the arrival of Iván Alonso, accused of betraying the Pachuca club, the Uruguayan sporting director has restored hope to a team cemented by his collaboration with Argentinian tactician Martín Anselmi, who has charmed his followers with an exhibitionist style of play. Have given. On the first day and at the age of only 38.
On Friday, against Querétaro, Cruz Azul recorded its third consecutive win, and although the reality is that these victories have come against clubs that are among the last places in the classification, the style was highlighted by the media in Mexico. Is.
This is Anselmi’s style
Possession: In the five rounds played in Mexican football, Cruz Azul is dominant in terms of possession, evidenced by the fact that it has maintained 60% or more control of the ball compared to its opponent, which also includes the Mexicans. Defeat against Tuzos del Pachuca on matchday 1 of the championship.
An attacking team: Martin Anselmi’s Cruz Azul are also characterized by going forward. In the last match against Queretaro, he had 17 shots, 10 of which were on goal. In five duels he has taken at least 15 shots, although forced play is not something the Argentinian tactician has found.
Intensity: On the field we have seen a more ‘combatant’ team with players fighting for the ball at every opportunity, but even on the bench Anselmi enjoys it as if he were just a footballer. Anselmi’s celebration in front of the Gallos team at the Corregidora stadium went viral.
After playing the first two dates with a tactical formation of 4–1–4–1, using brand new reinforcement Gabriel Matias ‘Toro’ Fernández as the sole striker, Anselmi played the last three games with a 3–5–1 formation. Made changes with formation. 2, which has paid off so far with ‘Toro’ and Angel Sepulveda at the top.
Although the situation looks promising, Cruz Azul will have to face more complex rivals from next weekend, when they have to face the Atlético San Luis team from the Ciudad de los Deportes stadium.