Necaxa tops Cruz Azul 1-0 with a goal scored by E. Méndez. HIGHLIGHTS

AGUASCALIENTES. Necaxa prevails over Cruz Azul 1-0 after E. Méndez scored just 1 goal (15').

Necaxa tops Cruz Azul 1-0 with a goal scored by E. Méndez. HIGHLIGHTS

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%.​

Match Statistics​

  • ! 31 Ball Possession 69
Shots
  • 10 Total 18
  • 3 On Target 5
  • 7 Off Target 13
  • 0 Shots blocked 1
  • 77 Attack 133
  • 21 Dangerous attack 63
  • 53 Ball safe​ 56
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 2 Corners 8
  • 2 Off Sides 1
Fouls
  • 1 Total 0
  • 6 Yellow Cards 3
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 4 Substitutions 5

Ball possession

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.

Cards

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).

Match Timeline

Edgar Méndez(goal)
15'
Facundo Batista- Yellow
20'
Juan Pablo Segovia- Yellow
24'
26'
Uriel Antuna- Yellow
Agustín Oliveros Cano- Yellow
36'
V. Poggi Sassi- Yellow
49'
Edgar Méndez- Yellow
51'
53'
Jesús Corona- Yellow
Milton Giménez- sub ->Damián Batallini
57'
60'
Iván Morales- sub ->Joaquín Martínez
60'
Augusto Lotti- sub ->Christian Tabó
Joaquin Esquivel- sub ->Diego Gómez
65'
Ricardo Monreal Morales- sub ->Joaquín Martínez
66'
Juan Pablo Domínguez Chonteco- sub ->Facundo Batista
72'
77'
Ramiro Carrera- sub ->Carlos Rotondi
83'
Rodrigo Huescas- sub ->Julio Domínguez
90'
Iván Morales- Yellow
Hugo Gonzalez- Yellow
90'

Standings

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.

Next matches

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
G
Hugo Gonzalez 22.Mexico
6.9
90'
D
Juan Pablo Segovia 6.Argentina
7.0
24'
D
Alexis Peña 4.Mexico
7.3
D
Fabricio Formiliano 14.Uruguay
7.4
M
6.8
M
V. Poggi Sassi 25.Uruguay
6.7
49'
M
D. Gómez 196.Mexico
7.0
65'
M
6.8
36'
F
Edgar Méndez 7.Spain
7.5
51' Goals15'
F
Facundo Batista 11.Uruguay
6.2
72' 20'
F
Damian Batallini 10.Argentina
6.9
57'
Substitutes
G
Rafael Ramirez 28.Mexico
D
Joaquin Esquivel 16.Mexico
6.7
65'
M
Ángelo Araos 12.Chile
F
6.7
72'
F
Milton Giménez 9.Argentina
6.8
57'
F
6.9

Necaxa adopted the extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).

The manager Andrés Luciano Lillini decided to play with the following team: Hugo Gonzalez (6.9), Alexis Peña (7.3), Fabricio Formiliano (7.4), Juan Pablo Segovia (7.0), Josecarlos van Rankin (6.8), Vicente Poggi (6.7), Diego Gómez (7.0), Agustín Oliveros (6.8), Edgar Méndez (7.5), Facundo Batista (6.2) and Damián Batallini (6.9).

The home team had on the bench: Rafael Ramirez, Edson Partida, José Joaquín Esquivel (6.7), Ángelo Araos, Heriberto De Jesus, Juan Dominguez (6.7), Milton Giménez (6.8), Maximiliano Silvera, Ricardo Monreal (6.9) and Rogelio Cortéz Pineda.

Substitutions

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 is (7.5) with 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

Cruz Azul
G
Jesús Corona 1.Mexico
6.8
53'
D
Juan Escobar 24.Paraguay
6.8
D
Ramiro Funes Mori 25.Argentina
6.6
D
Joaquín Martínez 12.Mexico
6.5
66'
M
Carlos Rodriguez 19.Mexico
7.3
M
Ignacio Rivero 15.Uruguay
6.2
M
Julio Domínguez 4.Mexico
7.3
83'
M
6.9
F
Uriel Antuna 7.Mexico
6.5
26'
F
Christian Tabó 11.Uruguay
6.7
60'
F
Carlos Rotondi 29.Argentina
7.1
77'
Substitutes
G
Andrés Gudiño 30.Mexico
D
Carlos Vargas 26.Mexico
D
Jordan Silva 28.Mexico
M
Alonso Escoboza 17.Mexico
M
Alexis Gutierrez 14.Mexico
M
Rafael Baca 22.Mexico
M
Ramiro Carrera 23.Argentina
6.3
77'
F
Rodrigo Huescas 18.Mexico
83'
F
Augusto Lotti 21.Italy
6.8
60'
F
Iván Morales 20.Chile
6.1
60' 90'

Also Cruz Azul adopted the extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).

Raul Erasto Jacobo Gutierrez played with: Jesús Corona (6.8), Juan Escobar (6.8), Ramiro Funes Mori (6.6), Joaquín Martínez (6.5), Julio César Domínguez (7.3), Erik Lira (6.9), Carlos Rodríguez (7.3), José Rivero (6.2), Uriel Antuna (6.5), Christian Tabó (6.7) and Carlos Rotondi (7.1).

These were the players on the bench: Andrés Gudiño, Carlos Vargas, Jordan Silva, Alonso Escoboza, Alexis Gutiérrez, Rodrigo Huescas, Rafael Baca, Ramiro Carrera (6.3), Augusto Lotti (6.8) and Iván Morales (6.1).

Substitutions

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 is (7.3) with 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.​