Cruz Azul vs Pumas UNAM – Jornada 12 Recap and Highlights

Cruz Azul scored in stoppage time to earn a 1-1 draw with Pumas UNAM. The result keeps La Máquina unbeaten in two, while the universitarios are now winless in six.

Cruz Azul came out attacking as they looked to build on last weekend’s big win – and to take advantage of Pumas’ poor run of form. Felipe Mora had an early chance, but he sent his shot sailing over the crossbar.

Then, in the 10th minute, Pumas suffered a blow as Alejandro Arribas fell badly and injured his left arm/elbow, forcing the defender out of the game.

Despite that change to their backline, Pumas was able to keep the game goalless going into halftime, although Alfredo Saldívar had to make a few saves, most notably against Walter Montoya in the 21st minute.

Then, in the second half, the visitors took the lead. In the 52nd minute, Nicolás Castillo was fouled in the box by Gerardo Flores. Castillo himself stepped up to the spot to take the penalty, and he sent Jesús Corona the wrong way to make it 0-1 for Pumas.

Cruz Azul pressed for an equalizer, and they came close in the 82nd minute through Carlos Peña, but it wasn’t until stoppage time that they were able to find the breakthrough.

In the 94th minute, Enzo Roco headed home a corner kick to make it 1-1 in the final moments as he snatched a point for the hosts.

With the 1-1 draw, Cruz Azul reaches 12 points while Pumas reach 16.

Highlights

Lineups

Cruz Azul: José de Jesús Corona, Enzo Roco, Julio César Domínguez, Gerardo Flores, Adrián Aldrete, Francisco Silva, Walter Montoya (Carlos Peña 64′), Ángel Mena, Édgar Méndez, Rafael Baca (Martín Rodríguez 74′), Felipe Mora (Martín Cauteruccio 64′).

Pumas: Alfredo Saldívar, Alejandro Arribas (Alan Mendoza 11′), Luis Quintana, Luis Fernando Fuentes, Alan Mozo, David Cabrera, Jesús Gallardo, Marcelo Díaz, Mauro Formica (Abraham González 62′), Pablo Barrera (Josécarlos van Rankin 82′), Nicolás Castillo.

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