América picked up a 1-3 away win against Cruz Azul in the Apertura 2017 edition of the Clásico Joven. The result is a second straight victory for the Águilas, while La Máquina saw their season-long home unbeaten streak come to a halt.
The hosts put the ball in the back of the net in the 5th minute, but the would-be goal was disallowed for offside. Cruz Azul had several early chances, but it would be the visitors who opened the scoring.
Pumas UNAM took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Cruz Azul came back for an emphatic 1-4 away win. The result is a second straight loss for the universitarios – and leaves them winless in seven – while La Máquina ended a four-game road winless streak.
This was really an away game for both teams, as it was held in Querétaro’s Estadio La Corregidora due to the recent earthquakes that struck Mexico. The game started off at a good pace and Cruz Azul had a few early chances through Mauro Formica and Adrián Aldrete, who hit the crossbar.
Pachuca snapped their three-game losing streak with an emphatic 4-0 victory against Cruz Azul. The result brings La Máquina’s season-long unbeaten streak to an abrupt halt and leaves them winless on the road in four.
The visitors started the game off well, with Ángel Mena and Édgar Méndez attacking down the wings, but Pachuca weathered the early storm and then struck to open the scoring in the 16th minute.
Cruz Azul came from behind to beat 8-man Santos Laguna 2-1. The result keeps La Máquina unbeaten this season while Santos is now winless in two.
The game started off at a good pace, with both teams going on the offensive as they looked for the opening goal. In the 12th minute, the visitors took the lead through Julio César Furch, who headed home a cross from Djaniny to make it 0-1 for Santos.
Cruz Azul vs Santos Laguna – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Cruz Azul (7th) drew 0-0 with Puebla last weekend to remain unbeaten this season but also winless in three. La Máquina has three times as many draws as wins in the Apertura – six and two, respectively – and they need to start picking up all three points if they want to stay in the top eight. They do have the second-best defensive record in the league, though, and they’ll look to get back to winning ways when they return home to the Estadio Azul for this one.
As for Santos Laguna (14th), the Laguneros drew 0-0 with Toluca last weekend to remain unbeaten in three but also winless at home this season. Their lone win of the Apertura came on the road, and they’ll look for another one here. They picked up an away win in the Copa MX in midweek, where they beat FC Juárez 0-3.
Puebla remained winless at home this season but moved out of last place – pending the rest of this weekend’s games – with a dull 0-0 draw against Cruz Azul. The result keeps La Máquina unbeaten this season but also winless in three as they played out their sixth draw of the Apertura 2017.
Cruz Azul had more possession in the opening half, but the visitors were unable to do much with it. Puebla stood firm defensively and even managed a couple of shots of their own, with Alonso Escoboza and Christian Marrugo trying their luck.
Puebla vs Cruz Azul – 8:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Puebla (18th) fell 2-1 to Toluca last time out to send the Poblanos into last place in the table. Puebla has lost their last two and is winless at home this season with two draws and a loss. Also of concern to Puebla is their position in the Tabla de Cociente that controls relegation; another loss here could see them fall as low as 16th. A combination of an anemic offense (four goals scored) and a leaky defense (12 goals allowed) has kept Puebla struggling, and they need to right the ship as soon as possible.
As for Cruz Azul (6th), La Máquina drew 1-1 with Monterrey last time out to remain unbeaten this season. They have just two wins to their name, though, with their other five games all ending in draws. They’ll look to keep their unbeaten streak alive and get back to winning ways when they take on a struggling Puebla side in this one.
Cruz Azul took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Monterrey came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps both teams unbeaten in the Apertura 2017 season, although it ends a five-game winning streak for the Rayados.
The hosts had the first good chance in the 13th minute. Édgar Méndez got into the box, got around two defenders, and sent his shot towards the upper corner, but Hugo González was able to make the save and send the ball out for a corner kick.
Necaxa took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Cruz Azul came back for a 1-1 draw. The result leaves the Rayos winless in four while La Máquina remains unbeaten this season.
After a fairly even first half, Necaxa took the lead in the 58th minute from a play that started with Marcelo Barovero. The keeper sent a long ball upfield that Carlos González brought down and sent on to Pablo Velázquez, who made it 1-0 from inside the box.
Cruz Azul remained unbeaten this season and snapped a three-game winless streak with a 2-1 victory against Atlas in this game that finished 10 vs 10. The result is a third straight defeat for the Rojinegros.
The game started off perfectly for the hosts as they took the lead in just the 3rd minute. Ángel Mena got past two opponents, cut into the box, and put a shot on goal; although Miguel Ángel Fraga stopped the initial shot, the ball fell for Édgar Méndez, who headed Cruz Azul in front.