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Veracruz vs Cruz Azul – Jornada 9 Recap & Highlights

Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Veracruz and Cruz Azul settled for a 0-0 draw. The result extends the Tiburones Rojos’ historic unbeaten streak to 34 games, but at least brings their six-game losing streak to a halt, while La Máquina remains unbeaten in two but winless in four.

Both teams were debuting coaches in this one, with Enrique López Zarza taking the helm at Veracruz and Robert Siboldi replacing Pedro Caixinha for Cruz Azul. The visitors looked the better team from the beginning and they attacked insistently in search of the breakthrough.

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Robert Siboldi Named Coach of Cruz Azul

Following the departure of Pedro Caixinha, Cruz Azul’s vice presidents, Víctor Garcés and Alfredo Alvarez, announced Robert Dante Siboldi as the new head coach.

After that announcement, Ricardo Peláez, the club’s sporting director, tendered his resignation, feeling that the vice presidents had usurped his authority by naming the new coach without his input.

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Cruz Azul Parts Ways with Pedro Caixinha

Cruz Azul has announced the departure of coach Pedro Caixinha “by mutual agreement” following La Máquina’s 1-1 draw with Chivas de Guadalajara on Saturday.

The Portuguese coach has been with the club since the Clausura 2018 season and oversaw a total of 86 games in all competitions. He had a record of 40 wins, 21 losses, and 25 draws. Under Caixinha, Cruz Azul won the Apertura 2018 Copa MX and the 2019 SuperCopa MX; they also reached the Apertura 2018 league final.

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Disciplinary Report: Apertura 2019 Week 7

The Disciplinary Committee has suspended six players in the aftermath of this week’s Jornada 7 games.

Noé Maya of Atlético San Luis was given a one-game suspension for serious foul play, while teammate Jorge Sánchez was suspended one game for violent conduct.

Adrián Aldrete of Cruz Azul was suspended one game for receiving two yellow cards in the same match.

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Cruz Azul vs Puebla – Jornada 6 Recap & Highlights

Cruz Azul took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Puebla came back for a 1-1 draw. The result ends a two-game winning streak for La Máquina, but keeps them unbeaten in three, while the Poblanos are still looking for their first win of the season.

Cruz Azul came out attacking and repeatedly tested Nicolás Vikonis in goal. Guillermo Fernández had a pair of dangerous chances from distance, while Jonathan Rodríguez had a great opportunity following some good team interchange, but Vikonis was able to make the save.

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Leagues Cup: LA Galaxy vs Cruz Azul – Recap & Highlights

The 2019 Leagues Cup final will be an all-Liga-MX affair after Cruz Azul beat the LA Galaxy 2-1 in the second semifinal. Cruz Azul will face Tigres UANL in the final.

The game started off well for the visitors, and it didn’t take long for La Máquina to take the lead. In the 4th minute, José Madueña sent a shot from just outside the box in off the post to make it 0-1 for Cruz Azul early on.

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Atlas vs Cruz Azul – Jornada 5 Recap & Highlights

Cruz Azul earned their first road win of the season as they beat Atlas 1-3. The result gives La Máquina back-to-back victories while the Rojinegros have now lost two of their last three.

The visitors looked the better side from the start, while Atlas struggled to keep possession or string passes together. Their best chance of the half came in the 10th minute with a shot by Lorenzo Reyes; other than that, it was all Cruz Azul.

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Cruz Azul vs FC Juárez – Jornada 4 Recap and Highlights

Cruz Azul earned their first win of the Apertura with a 2-0 victory against FC Juárez. The result keeps La Máquina unbeaten at home while the Bravos have now lost three in a row on the road.

The first half was hard-fought, with most of the play occurring in midfield, but Cruz Azul had the edge in possession and had more attacking opportunities. They couldn’t find the breakthrough, though, and the game went to halftime still tied 0-0.

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Disciplinary Report: Apertura 2019 Week 3

The Disciplinary Committee has suspended 5 players in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 3 games – although one of those suspensions has been appealed.

Cruz Azul’s Jonathan Rodríguez, Querétaro’s George Corral, and Puebla’s Lucas Cavallini were all given one-game suspensions for serious foul play.

Puebla filed a petition of non-conformity regarding Cavallini’s red card, which the Disciplinary Committee overturned. However, Puebla appealed the Committee’s decision and the Appeals Commission is now meeting to make a determination.

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Querétaro vs Cruz Azul – Jornada 3 Recap & Highlights

Querétaro earned an emphatic 3-0 victory against Cruz Azul in this game that finished 10 vs 10. The result keeps the Gallos Blancos unbeaten this season, while La Máquina remains winless.

It didn’t take too long for the hosts to open the scoring; in the 17th minute, Luis Romo drove through two defenders and sent his shot into the back of the net to make it 1-0 for Querétaro.

Moments later, Romo came within inches of scoring a second direct from a free kick, only to be denied by the woodwork.

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