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3 key points for Chivas Femenil to win the championship
Club Deportivo Guadalajara
After seeing what Chivas Femenil did in the first leg of the Grand Final, the excitement among the red & white fans has grown big time, since in addition to showing strength and a brilliant collective performance, El Rebaño showed tremendous character to come back twice.
So, here are the best competitive arguments of 'Pato' Alfaro's squad ahead of the second clash against Las Tuzas, in which they will seek to put the icing on the cake after the 4-2 advantage on the aggregate.
1. The Jaramillo - Cervantes connection
The first chapter of this series brought with it a brilliant performance by 'Caro' Jaramillo, who with her superb understanding of the game participated directly in 3 of the 4 red & white goals. Despite living a complicated first half due to Pachuca's defense, Alicia Cervantes scored twice thanks to her 'killer instinct', which allows her to always be in the right spot.
For the second leg of the Final, it will be important for this duo to stay tuned when it comes to finding each other, as it is very likely that Guadalajara will find a rival whose need to equalize the aggregate will make them concede large spaces behind the first and second lines. Furthermore, at the Hidalgo it was demonstrated that when Jaramillo goes to the wing, her crosses to the far post are very dangerous.
2. Defensive coordination
El Rebaño got into trouble during the first leg because of the speedy breakaways by Pachuca's attackers, led by a very strong Charlyn Corral. Normally, Las Tuzas looked to pass the ball between the center back and either of the side defenders, as the attackers' play was in that area.
How can Chivas counteract this? Well, they will have to start by taking care of the depth of the last line and since the rival's line is so aggressive, a well-drawn line would leave them in an offside position. On the other hand, Guadalajara will have to pay close attention to the pressing times, since it is vital to be at least equal in numbers in Pachuca's counterattacks. The quality of their forwards is proven and giving them any advantage is a high risk.
3. Attacking the flanks
One of the main access routes for Juan Pablo Alfaro's team were the flanks, thanks to the fact that the opposing defenders were constantly moving forward and Chivas Femenil took advantage of it.
As usual, Joseline Montoya was very active on the right flank, as she sought to destabilize her marker with several changes of direction, while the other flank looked good with Gaby Valenzuela, who, in addition to causing a penalty in favor of El Chiverio and scoring a goal, carried the ball for many meters, allowing El Rebaño to settle comfortably in Tuzos' territory.
Another key point will be the incorporation of the wingers, as Araceli Torres and Karol Bernal had a great influence on the attack, becoming relays for the attackers. 'Cheli' sent in several dangerous crosses from the touchline, while Karol had a greater impact on the inside lanes.
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