The also goalkeeper of the Mexican team will not be able to play the first matches of the Fiesta Grande of Liga MX due to a complication he suffered before the match against Cruz Azul
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Goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera, one of the banners of this tournament for the Auriazules, will miss the start of the Liguilla due to injury (Photo: EFE)
The alarms went off in the Pumas de la UNAM . Goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera , one of the banners of this tournament for the Auriazules, will miss the start of the Liguilla due to injury.
The feline institution confirmed it through a press release on Monday. “Grade 3 injury to the right pectineus muscle. Recovery time: four to six weeks, ”said the club's medical staff.
It is worth remembering that, in the Cruz Azul game this Saturday, the Mexican goalkeeper came out of the 11th starter at the last minute due to an injury in the warm-up. At first it was reported that it was a muscle discomfort in the adductor, according to what was said by coach Andrés Lillini at a press conference.
“The first information I have from him and the doctor was that in a jump, in the warm-up, in the turn he does, he threw the adductor and he had that discomfort , the truth is that I do not know it, but in a That is the principle ”, said the coach at a press conference.
Statement from the Pumas about the injury of Alfredo Talavera (Photo: National University Club)
After disclosing the injury, the sports general direction of the The Mexican team reported this Sunday that the goalkeeper will not tour Austria with the team . In the Old Continent, the team led by the Argentine Gerardo “Tata” Martino will face South Korea and Japan.
In turn, the organization of the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) announced the player who will replace the goalkeeper of the felines. In his place, Rodolfo Cota will travel, who is the goalkeeper of the leader León, the most regular team in Liga MX .
With this loss, the safest thing is that his place in the auriazul goal will be replaced by his teammate Julio José González . This season he has played four games, adding 316 minutes with six conceded goals.
The 29-year-old goalkeeper will have to be in the goal of the university students in the quarterfinals of the Liguilla , which will begin in a few weeks. It is worth remembering that the team led by Andrés Lillini got his direct pass qualifying in second place in the table, thus avoiding the repechage series.
The sports general direction of the Mexican team reported this Sunday that the goalkeeper will not travel to the tour of Austria (Photo: Carl Recine / Reuters)
The feline team, which still has no defined rival in the Fiesta Grande, will have to dispense with the defensive strength that Tala offered it for most of the season. The pupils of the Argentine strategist will seek that this is not a determining factor for his path to the title.
And it is that Alfredo Talavera, in his first campaign with the Pumas, established himself in the starting position. He had a total of 1,211 minutes on the court in 14 games, allowing only 11 points .
The second drop that the university students will have also affects the defensive part of their starting squad. Defender Johan Vázquez was another of those who suffered an injury in the match against Cruz Azul.
Andrés Lillini replaced the defender with Gerardo Moreno in the 42nd minute of the first half due to physical discomfort. However, so far, the club in the Mexican capital has not given reports on the severity of the injury of its footballer or the time that awaits him off the pitch.