AGUASCALIENTES. Necaxa tops Cruz Azul 1-0 after E. Méndez scored just 1 goal (15′). Cruz Azul was unquestionably better in terms of ball possession (69%).
The match was played at the Estadio Victoria de Aguascalientes stadium in Aguascalientes on Saturday and it started at 9:10 pm local time. The referee was Jorge Abraham Camacho Peregrina with the collaboration of Christian Kiabek Espinosa Zavala and Jesús Lorenzo Soto Dávila. The 4th official was Maximiliano Quintero Hernández. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold at 11 degrees Celsius or 51.75 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 35%.
Cruz Azul had a strong ball possession 69% while Necaxa was struggling with a 31% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Cruz Azul was putting more pressure with 63 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 5 were on target. Notwithstanding, Necaxa succeeded in find the solution to win this match.
Necaxa shot 10 times, 3 on target, 7 off target. On the opposite side, Cruz Azul shot 18 times, 5 on target, 13 off target.
Necaxa received 6 yellow cards (Facundo Batista, Juan Pablo Segovia, A. Oliveros, V. Poggi, Edgar Méndez and Hugo González). Regarding the opposition, Cruz Azul received 3 yellow cards (U. Antuna, Jesús Corona and I. Morales).
After playing this match, Necaxa will have 3 points like América, Juárez and León to remain in the 13th place. Regarding the opposition, Cruz Azul will stay with 1 points to sit in the 17th place.
In the next match in the Liga MX, Necaxa will play away with Toluca on the 30th of April with a 10-4 head to head statistic in favor of Toluca (9 draws).
Cruz Azul will host Santos Laguna on the 30th of April with a 18-14 head to head record in favor of Santos Laguna (9 draws).
Necaxa – Formation
Necaxa adopted the extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
The manager Andrés Luciano Lillini decided to play with the following team: Hugo Gonzalez, Alexis Peña , Fabricio Formiliano , Juan Pablo Segovia , Josecarlos van Rankin , Vicente Poggi , Diego Gómez , Agustín Oliveros , Edgar Méndez , Facundo Batista and Damián Batallini .
The home team had on the bench: Rafael Ramirez, Edson Partida, José Joaquín Esquivel, Ángelo Araos, Heriberto De Jesus, Juan Dominguez , Milton Giménez , Maximiliano Silvera, Ricardo Monreal and Rogelio Cortéz Pineda.
Necaxa made 3 changes: Damián Batallini for Milton Giménez (57′), Diego Gómez for J. Esquivel (65′) and Facundo Batista for Juan Pablo Domínguez Chonteco (72′).
Best player: Edgar Méndez
The most impressive player for Necaxa was Edgar Méndez.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 12 passes (41% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 3 duels out of 6. He performed 2 crosses.
Cruz Azul – Formation
Also Cruz Azul adopted the extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
Raul Erasto Jacobo Gutierrez played with: Jesús Corona, Juan Escobar , Ramiro Funes Mori , Joaquín Martínez , Julio César Domínguez , Erik Lira , Carlos Rodríguez , José Rivero , Uriel Antuna , Christian Tabó and Carlos Rotondi .
These were the players on the bench: Andrés Gudiño, Carlos Vargas, Jordan Silva, Alonso Escoboza, Alexis Gutiérrez, Rodrigo Huescas, Rafael Baca, Ramiro Carrera, Augusto Lotti and Iván Morales .
Cruz Azul made 5 changes: Joaquín Martínez for I. Morales (60′), Christian Tabó for Augusto Lotti (60′), Joaquín Martínez for R. Monreal (66′), Carlos Rotondi for Ramiro Carrera (77′) and Julio Domínguez for R. Huescas (83′).
Best player: Carlos Rodríguez
The player that probably impressed the most for Cruz Azul was Carlos Rodríguez.
His rating iswith 54 passes (81% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 6. He performed 4 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Liga MX.