Liga MX: Monterrey tops Cruz Azul 3-2

GUADALUPE. Monterrey overcome Cruz Azul.


GUADALUPE. Monterrey conquered Cruz Azul.

The match was played at the Estadio BBVA Bancomer stadium in Guadalupe on Tuesday and it started at 9:05 pm local time. In the presence of 28,371 spectators.​ The referee was Óscar Mejía García who had the assistance of Jéssica Fernanda Morales Morales and Edgar Magdaleno Castrejon. The 4th official was Abraham de Jesús Quirarte Contreras. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 22.1 degrees Celsius or 71.73 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 94%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Monterrey was in possession of the ball for 51% of the time vs. Cruz Azul that controlled the ball for 49% of the time.

Monterrey was more aggressive with 36 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 12 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Monterrey won the encounter.

Monterrey shot 19 times, 12 on target, 7 off target. On the opposite side, Cruz Azul shot 5 times, 4 on target, 1 off target.


Monterrey received 5 yellow cards (L. Romo, S. Vegas, M. Meza, S. Medina and R. Pizarro). On the opposite side, Cruz Azul received 1 yellow card (C. Tabo).

After playing this match, Monterrey will have 25 points like América to move up in the 3rd place. On the opposite side, Cruz Azul will stay with 12 points like Mazatlán and León to stay in the 15th place.

Match Events

  • 18'

    J. Gallardo

  • 28'

    L. Romo

  • 30'

    C. Rotondi

  • 46'

    I. Morales

    M. Estrada

  • 49'

    U. Antuna

  • 51'

    C. Montes

    E. Aguirre

  • 52'

    C. Tabo

    C. Rotondi

  • 56'

    L. Romo

  • 66'

    G. Berterame

  • 69'

    S. Vegas

  • 72'

    M. Kranevitter

    A. Gonzalez

  • 86'

    H. Moreno

    R. Aguirre

  • 86'

    R. Pizarro

    C. Ortiz

  • 87'

    R. Huescas

    E. Lira

  • 90'

    C. Tabo

  • 90'

    M. Meza

  • 90'

    S. Medina

  • 90'

    R. Pizarro

Next match

In the upcoming Liga MX match, Monterrey will play away with Juárez on the 10th of September with a 3-2 head to head record in favor of Monterrey (1 draw).

Cruz Azul will host Mazatlán on the 11th of September with a 2-1 head to head stats in favor of Cruz Azul (1 draw).

Monterrey: Formation and Lineups

Monterrey started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Víctor Manuel Vucetich Rojas chose to play with the following team: Esteban Andrada (6.3), Érick Aguirre (7.1), Stefan Medina (6.6), Sebastián Vegas (6.8), Jesús Gallardo (7.9), Luis Romo (8.1), Celso Ortiz (7.6), Maximiliano Meza (6.6), Rodrigo Aguirre (6.8), Arturo González (6.8) and Germán Berterame (8.1).


Monterrey made 4 changes: E. Aguirre for C. Montes (51′), A. Gonzalez for M. Kranevitter (72′), R. Aguirre for H. Moreno (86′) and C. Ortiz for R. Pizarro (86′).

Top player: Germán Berterame

The player who no doubt impressed Monterrey the most was Germán Berterame.

His rating is (8.1) with 1 goal, 29 passes (68% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 6.

Cruz Azul: Formation and Lineups

Cruz Azul started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

On the opposite side, Diego Vicente Aguirre Camblor played with: Jesús Corona (7.0), Julio César Domínguez (6.1), Rafael Guerrero (6.4), Ramiro Funes Mori (6.8), Alonso Escoboza (5.8), Uriel Antuna (7.4), José Rivero (7.3), Erik Lira (7.0), Carlos Rotondi (6.9), Carlos Rodríguez (6.8) and Michael Estrada (6.4).

Cruz Azul could not rely on the presence of C. Tabo (injured).


Cruz Azul made 3 changes: M. Estrada for I. Morales (46′), C. Rotondi for C. Tabo (52′) and E. Lira for R. Huescas (87′).

Top player: Uriel Antuna

The player who no doubt impressed Cruz Azul the most was Uriel Antuna.

His rating is (7.4) with 1 goal, 17 passes (76% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 6.

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