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Cruz Azul defeats América and continues in the fight for a direct pass to the league

Cruz Azul defeats América and continues in the fight for a direct pass to the league

Cruz Azul remained in the fight to qualify directly to the league by beating América 2-1 in compensation time this Sunday in a match on the sixteenth day of the Apertura-2021 Mexican soccer tournament.

Roberto Alvarado scored 1-0 for Cruz Azul’s ‘La Maquina’ at minute 45 + 1 with a left-footed shot from outside the area.

The ‘Eagles’ of America matched 1-1 to 52 with a header from Uruguayan Federico Viñas to a pass from Miguel Layún from the right corridor of the area.

The victory of the celestial team was consummated at 90 + 1 with the 2-1 that the Uruguayan Jonathan Rodríguez scored at 90 + 7.

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With this result, the Cruz Azul led by the Peruvian Juan Reynoso reached 23 points and was placed in fifth place; Argentine coach Santiago Solari’s America was left with 34 points in the lead.

In the last game of the day, Atlético San Luis and Monterrey drew 1-1 at the Alfonso Lastras stadium.

Erick Aguirre made it 1-0 for Monterrey with a shot from outside the area in the 31st minute.

The 1-1 for Atlético de San Luis was courtesy of Argentine goalkeeper Estaban Andrada with an own goal at 47.

With the tie, Atlético San Luis reached 18 points and Monterrey 21 points.

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The day got underway on Thursday with bottom-side Tijuana’s surprise 2-0 victory over Atlas at the Jalisco stadium.

On Friday, Necaxa and Puebla fanned their hopes of reaching the playoffs with their 2-1 wins over Mazatlán and 2-0 over Juárez, respectively.

On Saturday, with a double by Frenchman André-Pierre Gignac, the Tigres beat Guadalajara 2-1 and with that victory they approached the qualifying zone directly to the league.

Santos beat Querétaro 3-2 near the end and also remained in the reclassification zone.

–Results of the day
-Thursday

Atlas-Tijuana 0-2

-Friday

Necaxa-Mazatlan 2-1
Juárez-Puebla 2-0

-Saturday

Queretaro-Santos 2-3
Pachuca-Pumas 1-1
Tigres-Guadalajara 2-1

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-Sunday

Toluca-Leon 0-0
Cruz Azul-America 2-1
Atlético San Luis-Monterrey 1-1

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