Chivas, the only team without reinforcements and with five homegrown debuts

Chivas decided not to add players for the 2021 Apertura and face the tournament with the same squad that ended last semester in the repechage round

Prior to the start of the Apertura 2021, the sports director of Guadalajara, Ricardo Peláez, announced that the club would not add players to the squad, even though they got rid of Jose Juan Macías, starting striker and team scorer, so they face the tournament with the same players who culminated in the playoff round at the end of the first half of the year.

Jesús Godínez, who completed his loan with León, is the only new face for Víctor Manuel Vucetich, who also had Christian Pinzón and Pavel Pérez available during the preseason, however, both were registered with the Expansión League’s Tapatío.

The Guadalajara team lost to José Juan Macías for the Apertura 2021, who was the team’s top scorer in the previous season and went on loan with an option to buy at Getafe from Spain. In addition to the forward center, he also got rid of Jesús Madueña, a side who passed to Juárez and who only played seven duels with the rojiblancos.

Outside of Chivas, The 17 remaining teams that will participate in the Apertura 2021, added at least one reinforcement, including Blue Cross and Saints, the two finalists of the previous contest.

The ‘Machine’, in addition to making the purchase option of Ignacio Rivero valid, presented Luis Ángel Mendoza and Rómulo Otero, while Santos signed the Dutch Alessio da Cruz, who arrives from Parma in Italy.

It should be remembered that the Guadalajara The 2021 Apertura began with five casualties due to the Mexican national team. Gilberto Sepúlveda, concentrated with Gerardo Martino’s Tri in the Gold Cup, as well as Jesús Angulo, Fernando Beltrán, Uriel Antuna and Alexis Vega, footballers who represented Mexico in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and won the bronze medal.

Since his arrival at the club in August 2020, Víctor Manuel Vucetich debuted three homegrown players before the start of this tournament, however, the trend has changed due to the lack of solutions on the field.

Luis Olivas Sergio Flores Adrián Villalobos filled the coach’s eye beforehand and, for this semester, Deivoon Magaña, Alejandro Organista, Gilberto Orozco, Juan de Dios Aguayo and Pável Pérez joined.