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Club Tijuana Must Focus On Liga MX

QUERETARO, MEXICO - OCTOBER 02: Yerson Candelo of Queretaro (L) struggles for the ball with Juan Nu–nez of Tijuana (R) during the 12th round match between Queretaro and Tijuana as part of the Apertura 2015 Liga MX at La Corregidora Stadium on October 02, 2015 in Queretaro, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/LatinContent/Getty Images)
Club Tijuana Must Focus On Liga MX

Liga MX is winding down and Club Tijuana has axed Ruben Romano as the head coach for Xoloitzcuintles. Raul Chabran and Gerardo Jimenez will be directing Xolos during a crucial week. Tijuana traveled to Guadalajara to take on Atlas in the Copa MX Wednesday afternoon.

Tijuana finished in second place in the Copa MX group stage. Xolos were the best second place team in the group stages so saw the Aztec Dogs through to the knockout round against Atlas. Los Xolos tied Atlas in regular time 2-2. Tijuana fell to Atlas 5-4 in a penalty shoot out after extra time.

After Wednesday’s loss, Club Tijuana will have to immediately focus all their attention to their dismal position in Liga MX. Xolos will be in Monterrey taking on “Rayados” Saturday afternoon at 5pm. The pressure will be on the new coaching staff at Xoloitzcuintles during this crunch week and to get los Xolos away from being relegated to the second division in Mexico.

The real problem with Xolos appears to come from their lack of ability to score goals especially after their offloading of Dario Bennedetto, Jaime Ayovi, and Fidel Martinez. Currently Club TJ sits in 16th place having scored only 16 goals in Liga MX. Los Xolos have also allowed 23 goals out of the 13 games they played in the league this Apertura season. Statistics are not with the Aztec dogs if they keep conceding 1.76 goals a game.

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