Juan Escobar, excluded from the match against Xolos | Hector Vivas / .

One of Cruz Azul’s indisputable starters in this tournament was left out in the recent match against Xolos played last Sunday at the Estadio Caliente in Tijuana: Paraguayan defender Juan Escobar.

Shortly after the game on day 10, the South American side gave an inconclusive result of Covid-19 (false positive), which is why he did not travel to the border and his place was taken by the Mexican, José Joaquín Martínez, who took the opportunity to debut in Liga MX with ‘La Máquina Celeste’.

After his absence from a match, the 25-year-old cement defender returned to La Noria practices this Tuesday after having had a negative result, so he would appear in Cruz Azul’s lineup for the game against Mazatlán FC, to be played the night of this Friday.

Juan Escobar has been one of the elements of the starting base of the cement club since the last tournament, who with the exception of the duel against Xolos de Tijuana, has participated in all of this competition.

The Guaraní team registers a couple of goals in the nine games and 771 minutes that he has played in this Guard1anes 2020 with the light blue shirt, which has been an important element for Cruz Azul to remain the best defense of the tournament.

It is expected that for the game against Mazatlán, Robert Siboldi will return Juan Escobar to the starting line in the defensive zone.