Pachuca vs Al Jazira – FIFA Club World Cup: It could be the pressure of the debut, right? But on the semi-final against Grêmio
The same problems presented on the quarter-finals, were repeated. This time, the end of the encounter wasn’t favourable for them.
Once again, the team was able to take the game into extra time, but once again, they didn’t resist Grêmio’s attempts, being eliminated from the Club World Cup. This afternoon, they will go onto the pitch looking to get their best result in the Club World Cup, fighting for 3rd place.
What bothers them once again is that Pachuca, just like every Mexican team at the Club World Cup, plays well below what they could play.
The team, for example, has potential in the midfield to try to control the actions, but they seem to lack that little bit extra to be able to impose themselves.
I repeat, this is not just Pachuca’s posture, but more like a Mexican posture. At least, they are organized tactically, they have a defensive system that is able to withhold the pressure and can be rewarded by their tactical capacity on the pitch.
The manager Diego Alonso might rotate the squad in some positions, but their best core is available.
About Al Jazira Abu Dhabi
Almost. Yes, it was really almost. Having an almost perfect tactical performance and counting with Romarinho playing at a great level, Al Jazira almost surprised the almighty Real Madrid.
The team took the advantage, and even had chances to increase it, but they ended up suffering the comeback on the final stretch of the match. In any way, Al Jazira comes into this 3rd place match with a lot of confidence.
If they were able to withstand against the best club in the World, why not dream with this 3rd place? Of course, they can.
However, with one less day to rest, after dedicating themselves to the limit, that can weigh them down here.
If they are able to repeat the tactical proposal, keeping themselves with the maximum levels of dedication, Al Jazira seems to have what lacks their opponents to dream about winning and the honourable 3rd place.
The manager Henk ten Cate might also make one or two changes among his starters, due to physical issues.
Pachuca vs Al Jazira – Betting Tip and Prediction:
This will be a fun match to watch, in theory, despite not being very important.
However, it will be the chance for one of these two clubs to make history in the competition.
Pachuca is underperforming but I believe that on the 3rd match and with reduced ambitions, the team will be looser on the pitch.
Al Jazira might be more fatigued, but they will be confident after almost taking the giants of Real Madrid. I believe that one or two goals might happen in this duel.
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