Cruz Azul was finally able to add his first victory in the 2021 Apertura Tournament of Liga MX, because this Friday he got into the Victoria Stadium to beat Necaxa 1-2, in a match corresponding to Matchday 3, with the Ecuadorian’s targets Brayan Angulo Y Santiago Gimenez.
Here are the three successes and two errors of The Machine in the match:
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Show that at any moment they can define the duel
At the start of the match, the Rays came out quite motivated looking for the celestial area, with a team from the capital that was not in any way on the field of play.
The home team generated at least two or three dangerous actions, while Angulo touched his first ball at minute 10. However, to the bad luck of those from Aguascalientes, only La Maquina understood a little and managed to open the board.
It was at minute 20 when the first understanding between the blue players came, with the Argentine Walter Montoya reviving in the corner charge when they turned their backs on him, the Paraguayan Juan Escobar outwitting two rivals to get the center and El Cuco beating the goalkeeper Edgar Hernandez and the Uruguayan Fabricio Formiliano.
With this it became clear to Guillermo Vazquez Jr., that at any time Blue Cross You can define a compromise even when they are overpowered.
Use a line of five
If the Rayos could not do more damage to La Maquina in the game, that was due to the line of five implemented by the Peruvian Juan Reynoso, because although the weakest piece was the left side Jaiber Jimenez, the rest behaved at the height, especially Alexis Pena and Escobar.
The Guaraní constantly stepped on the rival area to send danger balls without neglecting his role as a defender, while Peña anticipated, rejected and recovered a large number of times without the need to resort to fouls, thus giving greater protection to Julio Domínguez and the Paraguayan Pablo Aguilar in the central.
The entrance of Santi Giménez
There is no doubt that the Bebote relay always bears fruit for the current Aztec football monarch, since he is the Uruguayan’s ideal partner. Jonathan Rodriguez, who also entered for the add-on.
Despite being a forward center, the son of Chaco always goes down beyond the midfield to be able to get the ball and start generating offensive plays, but most importantly, he has a romance with the goal.
At minute 71, Orbelín Pineda A great ball hit him inside the area and despite the mark he was wearing, Santi managed to beat Hernández’s goal to seal the duel.
The criminal child of ‘Cata’ Domínguez
Blue Cross He was harassed the first minutes of the first half until Angulo could put the score on his side, however, so much good defensive work was diminished when the celestial captain committed an obvious penalty by pulling the shirt of the Uruguayan Formiliano, thus giving the opportunity to that the Rays once again had life in the encounter.
Alexander zendejas He was in charge of executing from the penalty spot and easily surpassed the goalkeeper Andres Gudiño.
They gave away yellow with unnecessary fouls
Even when El Cata committed a penalty, he did not take the preventive card, but his teammates did for fouls that were not even necessary, looking very bad in that area.
At 43 ‘, it is not known why, Aguilar threw Alonso Escoboza placeholder image at the corner kick when the ball was no longer in play; at 82 ‘, Gudiño took the card for claiming the referee and at 87’, Joaquin ‘Shaggy’ Martinez, who hadn’t been on the field for ten minutes’, he also hit the Argentine with a strong shock Maxi Rooms.
To have left the cement square with ten would have been a difficult slab, as Necaxa was stalking the area in the last minutes.
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