Cruz Azul and Tigres UANL played out a 0-0 draw on Saturday night that leaves La Máquina with just one win in their last nine. Meanwhile, the universitarios extended their unbeaten streak to four games.
Both teams had chances in the first half, but the final touch was lacking. Martín Cauteruccio was particularly profligate for Cruz Azul, as the Uruguayan failed to capitalize on no fewer than three good opportunities.
Cruz Azul came from behind to beat Santos Laguna 1-3 in the Clausura 2017 Copa MX quarterfinals.
The hosts took the lead early on, with Djaniny making it 1-0 in the 11th minute. Gabriel Peñalba lost the ball as he tried to play out of the back, with Djaniny driving towards goal, getting past Enzo Roco, and beating Jesús Corona to put Santos in front.
However, Cruz Azul responded quickly. In the 21st minute, Chaco Giménez switched the field for Joao Rojas, who sent a cross to the far post. Martín Cauteruccio was there to head the ball home and tie the game 1-1.
Cruz Azul beat 10-man León by the minimum difference in their Copa MX round of sixteen game.
Ángel Mena gave La Máquina the lead in the 13th minute after displaying some individual skill. Mena nutmegged Javier Cornejo, drove into the box, and sent his left-footed shot past the keeper to make it 1-0.
The game was largely even after the goal, but in the closing minutes of the half León’s hopes of a comeback were diminished following the ejection of Nacho González.
Despite missing a penalty kick and finishing the game with 10 men, Cruz Azul was still able to end their seven-game winless streak with a 2-0 victory over Jaguares de Chiapas. The result extends Jaguares’ road losing streak to three games.
The excitement was all packed into the second half in this one, starting when Moisés Muñoz was called for a foul on Ángel Mena in the 59th minute. Gabriel Peñalba took the ensuing penalty kick, but Muñoz made the save to keep the game 0-0.
In the Clausura 2017 edition of the Clásico Joven, América earned a 2-0 victory over 10-man Cruz Azul. The result ends a three-game winless streak for the Águilas, while La Máquina are now winless in seven.
The game started off at a good pace, with both teams attacking, but it was the hosts who took the lead. In the 28th minute, Oribe Peralta got behind the defense and headed the ball home to make it 1-0. Peralta has now scored in five consecutive games against Cruz Azul.
Cruz Azul’s winless streak stretched to five games with tonight’s 2-2 draw against Santos Laguna. The result keeps Santos unbeaten this season, but also winless in two.
The hosts opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Martín Cauteruccio was called for a foul on Jonathan Rodríguez in the box. Rodríguez himself stepped up to take the PK and he sent it past Jesús Corona to make it 1-0 in the 24th minute.
Luis Noriega scored twice – once for each team – as Cruz Azul and Querétaro played out a 1-1 draw. The result keeps La Máquina winless in four and leaves the Gallos Blancos winless this season. New coach Jimmy Lozano wasn’t able to turn around Querétaro’s fortunes in his first game in charge, but the Gallos did at least manage to score their first goal in league play.
The hosts looked much the better side throughout the game, but they were wasteful with their chances. Tiago Volpi also came up big in goal for Querétaro repeatedly, and he was the hero of the first half for the visitors.
A late goal gave Tijuana a 1-0 win over Cruz Azul in the opening match of week four action. The victory keeps the Xolos perfect at home this season, while Cruz Azul is now winless in three in league play.
The first half didn’t feature many chances for either side, and when there was a goal-scoring opportunity it was due as often to defensive error as to attacking skill. In the 25th minute, Cruz Azul’s defense relaxed to watch a deflected ball run out of play; Avilés Hurtado took advantage of their distraction to run past them, collect the ball on the end line, and drive towards goal, although Jesús Corona was able to intervene.
Tijuana vs Cruz Azul – 10:00 PM – Azteca America
Tijuana (1st) beat Chivas de Guadalajara 0-1 last weekend to give the Xolos back-to-back wins. They’ll now look to make it three in a row when they return home to the Estadio Caliente. In their lone home game to date, they crushed Puebla 6-2, although they’ve scored just one goal in their two road games combined. Tijuana will look to prove that game wasn’t a fluke and also remain atop the table with another victory in this one.