Club América has already put back on track a little in the current season. The team coached by Fernando Ortiz did not start their participation in the Apertura 2022 tournament in the best way, as they started with a draw and a defeat, which had set off alarm bells in Coapa. More news from Club America.
But after the win over Toluca in midweek, the waters calmed down. And now the team is metalized in what will be their next two matches, which will be friendlies, but they will not be ordinary ones, as they will be facing two of the best teams in the world, which will put them in the international spotlight.
Chelsea vs América
As already mentioned, América will have a tough test this Saturday, July 16. The Azulcrema team will face Chelsea of England in an international match. This will be the first meeting of the team from Coapa against the European teams they will face, as in the following days, they will also play against Manchester City.
The match will be played at Allegiant Stadium, home of the NFL Raiders. The match is scheduled to start at 9:00 p.m. Mexico City time. It will be the third time that both teams will face each other, where the Mexicans will be looking for their first win against the two-time European champions.
Down against the Blues
Despite the fact that Fernando Ortiz acknowledged that his priority will be the matches corresponding to Liga MX, there is no denying the fact that the fans of the Americanista team are excited to get a win against a renowned team. But it won’t be easy, because, in addition to the fact that “Tano” might not give them the necessary seriousness, they will have to face the duel with several absences, the most notable of which is Federico Viñas, who has joined the team at the last minute.
The Uruguayan is suffering from muscular discomfort, something he has been carrying for a few days, as he did not play during the week against Toluca. Now it is practically a fact that he will not play against Chelsea and it is not known if he will play against Manchester City.
They do not close the door to a new reinforcement
A few weeks ago, Santiago Baños had made it known that the team was practically complete, so he saw a new addition as very difficult. However, the possibility of Jorge Meré leaving the team is still latent, which would open the door to a new foreign reinforcement, and this has gained strength with the coach’s statements: “The boys have joined the group (the reinforcements) well and I am happy with what they have done. The transfer book closes until September, so there is still a possibility that players can come and go”, were Ortiz’s words.