Liga MX: Pachuca grabs a 2-1 win against Cruz Azul 2-1

MEXICO CITY. Pachuca beat Cruz Azul to win 2-1. A penalty from S. Gimenez was decisive in the 90min.

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MEXICO CITY. Pachuca bested Cruz Azul to win 2-1. A penalty from S. Gimenez was decisive in the 90min. It was Pachuca to strike first with a goal of G. Cabral at the 36′. Then L. Chavez scored again for Pachuca in the 45′ minute with a goal. Eventually, S. Gimenez reduced the distance for Cruz Azul with a penalty. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1.​ Pachuca took advantage of its superior ball possession (60%).

The match was played at the Estadio Azteca stadium in Mexico City on Saturday and it started at 9:05 pm local time. The referee was Víctor Alfonso Cáceres Hernández with the help of Michel Alejandro Morales Morales and Leonardo Javier Castillo Rodríguez. The 4th official was Áxel Meza Méndez. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 17.8 degrees Celsius or 63.95 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 59%.​

Match Statistics

Pachuca was in firm control of the ball 60% while Cruz Azul was struggling with a 40% ball possession.

Pachuca was more aggressive with 52 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Pachuca won the match.​

Cruz Azul shot 8 times, 2 on target, 6 off target. On the other side, Pachuca shot 19 times, 6 on target, 13 off target.


Cruz Azul received 2 yellow cards (L. Abram and M. Mayorga). On the other side, Pachuca received 1 yellow card (C. Moreno).

After playing this match, Cruz Azul stays with 3 points to occupy the 6th place in the standings. while Pachuca has 3 points (5th).

Match Events

  • 36'

    G. Cabral

    K. Alvarez

  • 45'

    L. Chavez

  • 46'

    C. Rodriguez

    C. Tabo

  • 50'

    L. Abram

  • 59'

    R. Guerrero

    R. Baca

  • 59'

    C. Rotondi

    J. Escobar

  • 69'

    C. Moreno

  • 75'

    M. Hinestroza

    J. Hernandez

  • 81'

    M. Mayorga

  • 82'

    I. Morales

    A. Romero

  • 82'

    R. de la Rosa

    V. Guzman

  • 82'

    P. Pedraza

    E. Sanchez

  • 89'

    I. Luna

    A. Hurtado

  • 89'

    J. Marchand

    L. Chavez

  • 90'

    S. Gimenez (Penalty)

Next match

In the upcoming Liga MX match, Cruz Azul will play away with Atlas on the 16th of July with a 19-9 head to head in favor of Cruz Azul (6 draws).

Pachuca will host Mazatlán on the 19th of July with a 2-2 head to head.

Cruz Azul: Formation and Lineups

Cruz Azul started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

The manager Diego Vicente Aguirre Camblor chose to play with the following team: Sebastián Jurado (6.2), Juan Escobar (6.8), Julio César Domínguez (6.6), Luis Abram (6.7), Alejandro Mayorga (7.0), Erik Lira (6.7), Christian Tabó (6.3), Ángel Romero (6.9), Rafael Baca (6.4), Uriel Antuna (6.8) and Santiago Giménez (7.0).


Cruz Azul made 4 changes: C. Tabo for C. Rodriguez (46′), R. Baca for R. Guerrero (59′), J. Escobar for C. Rotondi (59′) and A. Romero for I. Morales (82′).

Top player: Santiago Giménez

Probably the most impressive player in Cruz Azul was Santiago Giménez.

His rating is (7.0) with 19 passes (63% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 12.

Pachuca: Formation and Lineups

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

On the opposite side, Jorge Guillermo Almada Álves played with: Carlos Moreno (7.0), Kevin Álvarez (7.9), Gustavo Cabral (7.3), Miguel Tapias (7.4), Mauricio Andre Isais (7.4), Erick Sánchez (6.8), Luis Chávez (7.3), Avilés Hurtado (7.6), Víctor Guzmán (6.8), Jesús Hernández (6.4) and Nicolás Ibáñez (6.6).


Pachuca made 5 changes: J. Hernandez for M. Hinestroza (75′), V. Guzman for R. de la Rosa (82′), E. Sanchez for P. Pedraza (82′), A. Hurtado for I. Luna (89′) and L. Chavez for J. Marchand (89′).

Top player: Kevin Álvarez

Probably the most impressive player in Pachuca was Kevin Álvarez even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.9) with 49 passes (83% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 7. He performed 4 crosses.

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