Pachuca and Leon will decide the champion of the Clausura 2014 tournament this weekend, after the Tuzos surprised Rafa Marquezs squad with a 2-3 victory on their home turf. Here are five reasons why you should not miss the final passage of this incredible story:
1. Rafa Marquez looking to become a legend
Mr. Comeback himself is plotting the best one yet. After returning to Mexico when everyone thought his career was over and winning on tournament with Leon and reach this final, Rafa Marquez wants to help turn the initial scoreboard around at Pachucas stadium, and in doing so enlarging his legend as the best player in Mexicos history when it comes to continuously reinvent himself.
2. Yarbrough wants to set the record straight
Leon’s players were not pleased with the result of the first Final match, and the most concerned player was the superstar goalkeeper, William Yarbrough. The American goalkeeper has only received three goals in one match twice this season, and both times this has happened against Pachuca. Yarbrough now wants to set the record straight by having a phenomenal match, and prove he is still one of the top goalies in Mexico.
3. Valencia to the rescue; again?
When the current champion got ahead on the scoreboard in the first match of the final, everything seemed lost for Tuzos. But thats precisely when Enner Valencia stepped up as the savior for Pachuca, and scored two wonderful goals to turn things around.
Back in Hidalgo state, Pachuca will trust the Ecuadorian to be its guiding light upfront, as Enrique Meza will no doubt set up a much more defensive team that will have just Valencia in the front.
4. Ojitos Meza could lift another trophy
Its been six year since one of the most beloved and respected coaches in Mexico, Enrique Ojitos Meza has lifted a trophy as a coach. The man who lead the best Toluca of all time in the late 90s, and that made Pachuca one of the best teams in the region in the mid-2000s, has seen a drought of six long years, and is now only 90 minutes away from breaking that bad streak.
This is the reason why Pachuca brought him back last year, and Meza could now be proving that was the best decision the team could have made.
5. Leon doesnt believe history repeats itself
America won the title two seasons ago and then lost in the next final to Leon just 6 months ago, and many said it was because la Fiera wanted it more.
Well, it seems Leon now seats in the same position as their rivals last season, and they are the ones being criticized for not wanting it as much as Pachuca.
Leon, its manager and its players, do not believe that history has to repeat itself, and so they are hoping to take the chance to turn the final around in the return match, in order to clinch their second championship in a row.