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The Chivas de Guadalajara led by the Spanish coach Veljko Paunovic traveled to Spain on Monday, where they will face the Getafe and Athletic Bilbao in a couple of preparation matches for the Clausura 2023 of the Liga MXtournament that already has a start date.
As expected, these encounters mentioned will serve to shape the football idea of the strategist Paunovic, who will command the team, with the idea of putting it in the main places of the Mexican league, after being eliminated by Puebla in the play-off for a ticket to the quarterfinals of last Apertura 2022.
After said failure, he completely changed how football was seen, because The directive signed the Spanish Fernando Hierro as sports director and he intends to contribute with his experience to a transformation in the team, the second with the most league titles in Mexico, with 12, one less than América.
Hierro signed Paunovic as coach, who in the next four weeks he will impose his game philosophy, with the objective that the team qualify for the phase of the eight best Clausura and from there, look for the championship.
Among the players named by Paunovic we see how the striker Alexis Vega and midfielder Roberto Alvarado, Those who played the World Cup in Qatar with Mexico will not be on the team. However, we can see how it is that goalkeeper Miguel Jiménez, defenders Gilberto Sepúlveda and Cristian Calderón, midfielders Fernando Beltrán and Jesús Angulo and forwards Angel Zaldívar, Santiago Ormeño and Isaac Brizuela if they say present in the convocation of the sacred flock.
The Guadalajara cThey will complete a couple of training sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, face Getafe at the Coliseum Alonso Pérez on Thursday and Bilbao at San Mamés on Sunday.
The Chivas will debut in the Clausura on January 7, against Rayados de Monterrey; on Friday the 13th they will visit San Luis and on Saturday the 21st they will host Toluca, in their home debut.
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