Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente are in Hidalgo preparing for their week 3 game against CF Pachuca at the Hidalgo Stadium. Tijuana started the Clausura 2014 of La Liga MX on a positive foot with a win against Club America last week and a scoreless draw against Atlas FC in week 1.
Xolos had the opportunity to practice on the grounds of the Hidalgo on Friday, prior to their game at the birthplace of Mexican soccer. Coach Cesar Farias addressed the press on Friday putting emphasis on the importance of keeping a good pace in league action.
“We’re playing against a historic team that we know can get complicated,” the former Venezuelan national team coach said. “We’re going to go out to play a good game and look to get the three points that are in play.”
The Aztec dogs have had a good run against Pachuca in the five encounters between the two. Xolos’ first victory came against the Tuzos during the Apertura 2011. In five games Tijuana has won three, lost one and drawn once.
The last meeting between the teams took place on the grounds of the Caliente Stadium with Xolos taking the game 1-0 with a goal from Argentine Diego Olsina.
Earlier in the week Xolos goalkeeper Cirilo Saucedo also spoke to the press about the upcoming game against Pachuca.
“It’s going to be a complicated game, we have to become a strong team outside our home,” the keeper said. “We have to attack and try to get the three points. I think it will be an open match since we are going to attack and look for the win from the start.”
Saucedo also expressed the importance of getting points on the road.
“It’s important to get good results away from home,” Saucedo continued. “We have to work the 90 minutes, fight for every play, and know that the team is looking to play good football, and win on every field we play.”
The game is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18, 2013 at 5:00 pm PST at the Hidalgo Stadium, Mexico.