Liga MX: Cruz Azul defeats Pumas UNAM 2-1

MEXICO CITY. Cruz Azul topped Pumas UNAM to win 2-1.

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MEXICO CITY. Cruz Azul beat Pumas UNAM to win 2-1. It was Cruz Azul to strike first with a goal of R. Huescas at the 26′. Then G. Carneiro scored again for Cruz Azul in the 45′ minute with a goal. Eventually, D. de Oliveira Barbosa reduced the distance for Pumas UNAM with a goal. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1.​

The match was played at the Estadio Olímpico de Universitario stadium in Mexico City on Sunday and it started at 5:00 pm local time. The referee was Fernando Guerrero Ramírez who was helped by Enrique Isaac Bustos Díaz and José de Jesús Baños Caballero. The 4th official was Iván Antonio López Sánchez. The weather was rainy. The temperature was pleasant around 18.7 degrees Celsius or 65.59 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 75%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Pumas UNAM was in possession of the ball for 54% of the time vs. Cruz Azul that controlled the ball for 46% of the time.

Pumas UNAM was more aggressive with 52 dangerous attacks and 21 shots of which 8 were on target. Still, Cruz Azul was able to find the solution to win this encounter.​

Pumas UNAM shot 21 times, 8 on target, 13 off target. On the opposite side, Cruz Azul shot 12 times, 5 on target, 7 off target.

Cards

Pumas UNAM received 2 yellow cards ( and J. Ruvalcaba). On the opposite side, Cruz Azul received 2 yellow cards (R. Baca and C. Tabo).

Match Events

  • 26'
    26'

    R. Huescas

    A. Romero

  • 45'
    45'

    G. Carneiro

  • 46'
    46'

    D. de Oliveira Barbosa

    G. Del Prete

  • 58'
    58'

    M. Estrada

    G. Carneiro

  • 58'
    58'

    A. Escoboza

    A. Romero

  • 65'
    65'

    D. de Oliveira Barbosa

  • 66'
    66'

    J. Ruvalcaba

    P. Bennevendo

  • 66'
    66'

    M. Garcia

    J. Rodriguez

  • 75'
    75'

    C. Tabo

    U. Antuna

  • 75'
    75'

    R. Baca

    C. Rodriguez

  • 84'
    84'

    R. Baca

  • 90'
    90'

    J. Ruvalcaba

  • 90'
    90'

    C. Tabo

  • 90'
    90'

    L. Abram

    R. Guerrero

Next match

In the upcoming Liga MX match, Pumas UNAM will play away with Puebla on the 24th of September with a 13-8 head to head stats in favor of Pumas UNAM (10 draws).

Cruz Azul will host Guadalajara on the 2nd of October with a 11-9 head to head in favor of Cruz Azul (16 draws).

Pumas UNAM: Formation and Lineups

Pumas UNAM started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

The manager Andrés Luciano Lillini chose to play with the following team: Julio González (7.1), Pablo Bennevendo (6.2), Arturo Ortiz (6.5), Nicolás Freire (6.5), Jero Rodríguez (6.6), José Caicedo (7.1), Eduardo Salvio (6.7), Gustavo del Prete (6.6), Dani Alves (6.7), Cesar Huerta (7.3) and Juan Dinenno (7.8).

Substitutes

Pumas UNAM made 3 changes: G. Del Prete for D. de Oliveira Barbosa (46′), P. Bennevendo for J. Ruvalcaba (66′) and J. Rodriguez for M. Garcia (66′).

Top player: Juan Dinenno

Probably the most impressive player in Pumas UNAM was Juan Dinenno.

His rating is (7.8) with 16 passes (68% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 3 duels out of 8.

Cruz Azul: Formation and Lineups

Cruz Azul started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).

On the opposite side, Raul Erasto Jacobo Gutierrez played with: Jesús Corona (8.4), Rafael Guerrero (6.5), Julio César Domínguez (7.1), Ramiro Funes Mori (6.5), Rodrigo Huescas (7.6), Carlos Rodríguez (6.4), Erik Lira (7.0), José Rivero (7.1), Uriel Antuna (7.5), Gonzalo Carneiro (6.9) and Ángel Romero (7.1).

Substitutes

Cruz Azul made 2 changes: G. Carneiro for M. Estrada (58′) and A. Romero for A. Escoboza (58′).

Best player: Jesús Corona

The player that probably impressed the most for Cruz Azul was the goalkeeper: Jesús Corona. His rating is 8.41. He performed 9 saves.

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