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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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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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Cruz Azul vs Toluca – Jornada 2 Recap and Highlights

Cruz Azul was moments away from their first win of the Apertura, but a stoppage-time goal by Toluca meant it finished 1-1. The result keeps both teams winless this season, although La Máquina also remain unbeaten.

Cruz Azul controlled the game in the first half, with more possession and more chances, while Toluca sat back to defend and looked somewhat shaky in doing so. But the hosts weren’t able to take advantage. On the other hand, on the few occasions that Toluca managed to get into the attack, they looked dangerous, such as a 9th-minute shot by Federico Mancuella that hit the post.

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Necaxa vs Cruz Azul – Jornada 1 Recap and Highlights

Both teams had penalty kicks, but even so neither could break the deadlock as Necaxa and Cruz Azul played out a 0-0 draw to start their Apertura 2019 seasons.

These two faced each other less than a week ago in the SuperCopa MX, where Cruz Azul walked away with a 4-0 victory; La Máquina was not able to carry that form over into this match, however. The opening was cagey, with few chances of note for either side, although on the balance the visitors looked more dangerous.

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2019 SuperCopa MX – Recap and Highlights

Cruz Azul won the 2019 SuperCopa MX with an emphatic 4-0 victory against last year’s victor, Necaxa.

La Máquina looked dangerous from the beginning, with their first good chance coming in the 3rd minute; on the counterattack, Roberto Alvarado found Édgar Méndez, but his shot went over the bar. Then, in the 17th minute, Yosimar Yotún forced a good save out of Hugo González as Cruz Azul continued to look for the opener.

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Cruz Azul vs América – Quarterfinal Recap and Highlights

Cruz Azul won the battle but lost the war as they beat América 1-0 on the night, but lost 3-2 on aggregate in this Clásico Joven quarterfinal series.

La Máquina came out attacking, knowing they needed at least two goals to overturn América’s first-leg lead. José Madueña had an early chance go just wide, while Jonathan Rodríguez found himself in dangerous positions multiple times, but was unable to convert any of his chances.

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América vs Cruz Azul – Quarterfinal Recap and Highlights

América took the lead in the first leg of this Clásico Joven quarterfinal series with a 3-1 victory against Cruz Azul.

Cruz Azul came out attacking and they had a penalty shout in just the second minute as Agustín Marchesín came off his line to stop Orbelín Pineda, getting the ball but also bringing down the player; then, when the keeper went to gather the loose ball, he brought down Yoshimar Yotún. But neither the referee nor VAR called a penalty and play continued.

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Clausura 2019 Quarterfinal Previews: Thursday’s Games

Necaxa vs Monterrey – 8:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Necaxa (6th) finished off the regular season with a 1-0 victory against Querétaro to send them into the playoffs with a four-game unbeaten streak. The Rayos are also unbeaten at home in four and lost just once at home in the regular season. However, they also had more draws than victories in the Estadio Victoria and accumulated the fewest home points of any of the playoff teams; they also scored the fewest home goals: 12 in eight games. Necaxa had a better record on the road, but they’ll still be looking to put their home-field advantage to good use as they start their quarterfinal series in this one. Continue reading