Why Cruz Azul broke the curse of 23 years


It seems that these are unreal times for world football. Only that year did she rule Juventus in Italy; the Dupolio of the champions of the Spanish league of Real Madrid-Barcelona was destroyed with the victory of Atlético de Madrid;; in France the hegemony of Paris St. Germain with the triumph of Lille and in Portugal he won the Athletic from Lisbon for the first time in almost 20 years.

And yesterday the Blue cross He was a master in Mexico.

Why Cruz Azul broke the curse of 23 years
Why Cruz Azul broke the curse of 23 years

On this Sunday, May 30th 2021, the cement team broke with a curse of 23 years and rose as first division champions in the Liga MX.

Official sales of tickets for the meeting in Cruz Azul and Santos Laguna started on Wednesday with prices ranging from 450 to 1,200 pesos. However, the entries It was between 3,000 pesos and up to 8,000 pesos in front of the Azteca Stadium. This was due to the fact that fans were only able to occupy 25% of the seats in Coloso de Santa Úrsula, which allowed around 20,267 people.

The history of this soccer club, which originated in Hidalgo but was established with triumphs in Mexico City in the 1970s, had won the 1997 winter tournament for the last time. For decades, the “Azul” approached many of the trophy times only to fail in the final minutes of the defining games. So much so that the word “”croissant“” It has become a useful word (tested by the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language) to talk about the moment you make a mistake, before you get what you want.

That’s why we Mexicans (and many Latin Americans) said, half jokingly and half seriously, that the cement team had a curse. It’s not that Cruz Azul is a bad team. He has won several continental titles and is consistently among the best on the table. But he hadn’t raised a glass in 23 years.

But this Sunday, despite all the memes and jokes that Cruz Azul won 2-1 on aggregate against Santos Laguna de Torreón.

With goals from Luis Romo in the first leg and Cabecita Rodríguez in the second leg, the cement manufacturers automatically earned a place in the Concachampions League.

The Cruz Azul victory has some lessons that business owners can learn for daily life.

1. Teamwork

It seems like a very obvious lesson when we talk about a sports team, but the reality is that Cruz Azul has proven that he has a more compliant team. Jesús Corona, Julio César Domínguez, Pablo Aguilar, Juan Escobar, Ignacio Rivero, Rafael Baca, Luis Romo, Pol Fernández, Orbelín Pineda, Roberto Alvarado and Jonathan ‘Cabecita’ Rodríguez were the eleven owners of the machine who fought to get everything in the World to give way to basketball.

A special case is Jesús Corona, the team’s goalkeeper. For him, the win is even sweeter when he is 40 years old and beating Lagunero goalkeeper Carlos Acevedo (25).

“It is achieved thanks to the work and commitment of this group and it gives me great pleasure for the team, the coaching staff and the fans who have already earned it,” Corona told the portal brand.

  • ial lesson: Fill your team with good players and trust them. And let the most experienced do their job.

2. A guide who knows the operation

Cement coach Juan Reynoso was part of the Cruz Azul team that won the 1997 final against León when he played for the team as captain and center-back.

The native Peruvian, but the Mexican by conviction, was the first coach yesterday to win both as a player and as a coach. He’s usually reluctant, but during the tournament I make strategic decisions that haven’t always been popular.

After a very soulless first half, Reynoso put his team on their waist so they gave everything on the field in the second half. “Reynoso screwed us all up (at halftime), but satisfied with the result, the team got up on time,” said Pablo Aguilar brand.

For his part, Reynoso said for the Claro site: “Sometimes we’re not in the right place and at the right time, you go back in time and let memories, players and category technicians come by who couldn’t have that feat and have us in the clouds. ” With what we achieve, life brings you where you deserve it. I speak for ‘Cata’ (Domínguez), Chuy (Corona) and (Adrián) Aldrete, whom I saw crying in difficult times and today I saw them cry with joy. This club, which is sure of its future, has this one Mastery took its dream and today it has come true. “

ial lesson: Start with something you really know and trust your experience and knowledge you have gained in your industry. You have been given a unique perspective that, while not always obvious to others, is based on empirical knowledge.

3. Have wildly loyal fans

Many Cruz Azul fans weren’t even born in 1997 when the cement team won their eighth trophy. In those 23 years, however, many of them have never left their team. They endured 23 years of frustration and teasing, but they never took off their shirts. In yesterday’s game, children, parents, and grandparents cried and hugged because they always trusted that they would leave for “the ninth time”. And they succeeded.

ial lesson: Never underestimate the power of words of encouragement. Whether it’s your parents, friends, partner, children or coworkers, having someone in your seat will give you the house for this 90 minute game, plus overtime and entrepreneurship penalties. Find mentors to guide you, and of course, give them a word of encouragement.

Yesterday Cruz Azul broke a curse of 23 years and shows us that we can all overcome bad spells, no matter how long they last.

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