The Mexican Apertura 2020 championship began this week with great performances from the 18 teams seeking to crown themselves as monarchs of the tournament proclaimed as “Guardians”. The Pachuca of our compatriot Denil Maldonado, fell defeated 1-2 before the last runner-up of the contest; America, without the Honduran taking action in the match for Day 1.
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The 22-year-old catracho arrived in Pachuca at the beginning of this year, managing to play several matches in the Cup, but to date he has not made his debut in the highest competition of Mexican soccer, remaining on the bench in all the league matches in which has been summoned.
In this new tournament, the former Motagua will seek to finally have action with the Tuzos and consolidate himself in the team that was last crowned in the Clausura 2016
Next, we will show you the next 10 league clashes in which our national team could see action with his team the Pachuca.
Saturday 1 August
The Tuzos will visit the Tigers at the Volcano, University Stadium.
Tigres, who is looking to win his annual title, as he has done in 4 of the last 5 years, faces Pachuca in his first game at home in the contest. A rival that the cats have not beaten in the last 4 direct confrontations, adding three draws and one defeat.
Thursday August 6
Pachuca will face Los Gallos del Querétaro at the Hidalgo Stadium.
It is their second home game, Los Tuzos have only been victorious in one of their last eight league games against Querétaro, who will seek to win as visitors after starting the tournament with a stumble.
Tuesday August 11
Pachuca will play his third game at home against León.
La Fiera will arrive after facing champion Monterrey and Cruz Azul that promise a lot for this tournament. The Tuzos will collide against León who they have not been able to beat in the last 4 tournaments after reaping 3 losses and a draw. Those led by “Nacho” Ambriz can complicate our compatriot’s team in that attractive game.
Friday August 14
Pachuca against Puebla.
Possibly the most comfortable game for Los Tuzos will be against La Franja as a visitor. Pachuca has not lost to Puebla since Apertura 2015, and in this tournament they will look to continue the good streak. This can be an open game so that the Honduran can have action and show his qualities.
Monday August 24
Pachuca against Mazatlán FC.
After 10 days off, they will return to action against the new franchise. This will be the first clash between the two, a warm game in which Denil could participate.
Saturday 29 August
The Tuzos will face the “Sacred Flock” at the Omnilife in Guadalajara. Pachuca has been a headache for Chivas in recent years, since they have not been able to beat them for more than 10 tournaments. Denil and his companions will seek the victory against this great team whom they have been able to overcome with solvency lately. It can be a litmus test for the catracho.
Thursday, September 3.
Pachuca will face the last promotion of the Mexican Atlético San Luis tournament, as locals the day. Atlético will be motivated to this meeting since the last time they visited Los Tuzos they took the victory.
Visiting the Azteca Stadium is never an easy task, even when Cruz Azul is the host of the match. On Wednesday September 9, the vibrant clash as a visitor against La Maquina will give much to talk about, assuming that it will be a good game for Los Tuzos since in the last matches they have been matches full of goals and emotion.
Facing the last national champion in the middle of the tournament will be very hard for Pachuca, Rayados is a team that when they have recently faced the locals, they always get what they are looking for. Losing the last 7 league games against Monterrey. Los Tuzos have to seek victory at home, something they have not achieved against Rayados since Clausura 2016 where they were champions. The party will be on September 14.
Atlas is an opponent that can be accessible so that the Tuzos take victory and our legionary can have action. The match was played in Guadalajara on September 19. Pachuca will seek to attack with the victory in the red and black field and thus continue with a good path ahead of the remaining matches of this Apertura 2020 tournament, the first full tournament that Denil Maldonado will enjoy in Mexican soccer.