Cruz Azul defeats Juárez 1-0 with a goal scored by U. Antuna

MEXICO CITY. Cruz Azul beats Juárez 1-0 after U. Antuna scored just 1 goal (14').

Cruz Azul defeats Juárez 1-0 with a goal scored by U. Antuna

MEXICO CITY. Cruz Azul overcomes Juárez 1-0 after U. Antuna scored just 1 goal (14′).

The match was played at the Estadio Azteca stadium in Mexico City on Saturday and it started at 5:00 pm local time. The referee was Óscar Macías Romo assisted by Karen Janett Díaz Medina and Michel Ricardo Espinoza Avalos. The 4th official was Iván Antonio López Sánchez. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 22.8 degrees Celsius or 72.95 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 18%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 46 Ball Possession 54
Shots
  • 10 Total 11
  • 6 On Target 1
  • 3 Off Target 5
  • 1 Shots blocked 5
  • 51 Attack 69
  • 15 Dangerous attack 27
  • 0 Ball safe 0
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 2 Corners 7
Fouls
  • 10 Total 10
  • 0 Yellow Cards 1
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0

Ball possession

None of the teams was particularly dominant in terms of ball possession. Cruz Azul was in possession of the ball for 46% of the time vs. Juárez that controlled the ball for 54% of the time.

Attitude and shots

Juárez was putting more pressure with 27 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 1 were on target. Still, Cruz Azul managed to find the solution to win this match.​

Cruz Azul shot 10 times, 6 on target, 4 off target. Regarding the opposition, Juárez shot 11 times, 1 on target, 5 off target.

Cards

Cruz Azul received 2 yellow cards (Ignacio Rivero and Juan Escobar). On the other side, Juárez received 2 yellow cards (Ventura Alvarado and Luis Rodríguez).

Match Timeline

Uriel Antuna(goal)Augusto Lotti
14'
24'
35'
46'
R. Huescas- sub ->C. Rodríguez
46'
58'
67'
68'
Diego Chávez- sub ->A. Urzi
Gabriel Fernández - sub ->Denzell García
74'
79'
Ignacio Rivero- Yellow
81'
88'
90'

Standings

After this match, Cruz Azul will have 10 points to climb in the 11th place. On the other side, Juárez will stay with 11 points like León and Pumas UNAM to soar in the 9th place.

Next matches

In the next match in the Liga MX, Cruz Azul will host Santos Laguna on the 30th of April with a 18-14 head to head stats in favor of Santos Laguna (9 draws).

Juárez will host América on the 29th of April with a 4-1 head to head record in favor of América (2 draws).

Cruz Azul – Formation

Cruz Azul
G
Jesús Corona 1.Mexico
6.5
D
J. Domínguez 4.Mexico
7.1
D
Ramiro Funes Mori 25.Argentina
7.5
D
Juan Escobar 24.Paraguay
7.2
90'
M
Rafael Baca 22.Mexico
6.5
M
Ignacio Rivero 15.Uruguay
6.8
81'
M
É. Lira 6.Mexico
7.3
M
Carlos Rotondi 29.Argentina
7.2
79'
F
Carlos Rodríguez 19.Mexico
6.5
46'
F
Augusto Lotti 21.Argentina
6.8
58'
F
Uriel Antuna 7.Mexico
7.4
46' Goals14'
Substitutes
G
Sebastián Jurado 33.Mexico
D
J. Silva 28.Mexico
D
Joaquín Martínez 12.Mexico
M
Alexis Gutiérrez 14.Mexico
M
Alonso Escoboza 17.Mexico
M
Ramiro Carrera 23.Argentina
6.8
46'
F
Gonzalo Carneiro 8.Uruguay
6.8
58'
F
Michael Estrada 13.Ecuador
F
R. Huescas 18.Mexico
6.9
46'
F
I. Morales 20.Chile
6.8
79'

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

The manager Ricardo Ferretti decided to play with the following team: Jesús Corona (6.5), Julio César Domínguez (7.1), Juan Escobar (7.2), Ramiro Funes Mori (7.5), José Rivero (6.8), Erik Lira (7.3), Rafael Baca (6.5), Carlos Rotondi (7.2), Uriel Antuna (7.4), Carlos Rodríguez (6.5) and Augusto Lotti (6.8).

The home team had on the bench: Jordan Silva, Gonzalo Carneiro (6.8), Joaquín Martínez, Michael Estrada, Sebastián Jurado, Alexis Gutiérrez, Alonso Escoboza, Ramiro Carrera (6.8), Rodrigo Huescas (6.9) and Iván Morales (6.8).

Substitutions

Cruz Azul made 4 changes: C. Rodríguez for Rodrigo Huescas (46′), U. Antuna for Ramiro Carrera (46′), Augusto Lotti for Gonzalo Carneiro (58′) and Carlos Rotondi for Iván Morales (79′).

Best player: Ramiro Funes Mori​

As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Cruz Azul was Ramiro Funes Mori even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.

His rating is (7.5) with 40 passes (80% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 8.

Juárez – Formation

Juárez
G
Alfredo Talavera 1.Mexico
7.4
D
M. Olivera 15.Uruguay
6.5
D
Ventura Alvarado 31.United States
6.6
35' 24'
D
Carlos Salcedo 3.Mexico
7.5
D
Francisco Nevárez 21.Mexico
6.8
67'
M
Luis Rodríguez 28.Mexico
6.3
88'
M
Jesús Dueñas 29.Mexico
7.6
M
Jordan Sierra 23.Ecuador
7.1
M
Agustín Urzi 16.Argentina
6.1
68'
M
Denzell García 25.Mexico
7.0
74'
F
Tomás Molina 7.Argentina
6.0
Substitutes
G
Felipe Rodríguez 33.Mexico
D
Adrián Mora 2.Mexico
7.6
35'
D
Jaime Gómez 5.Mexico
M
Javier Salas 6.Mexico
M
Mario Osuna 30.Mexico
M
J. Soñora 32.United States
M
Alan Soñora 10.Argentina
6.6
67'
F
6.6
74'
F
Diego Chávez 13.Mexico
6.8
68'

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

Rolando Hernán Cristante Mandarino played with: Alfredo Talavera (7.4), Francisco Nevarez (6.8), Ventura Alvarado (6.6), Carlos Salcedo (7.5), Maximiliano Olivera (6.5), Jesús Dueñas (7.6), Denzell Garcia (7.0), Luís Rodríguez (6.3), Jordan Sierra (7.1), Agustín Urzi (6.1) and Tomás Molina (6.0).

They had on the bench: Javier Salas, Mario Osuna, Adrián Mora (7.6), Gabriel Fernández (6.6), Martin Barra, Joel Soñora, Alan Soñora (6.6), Carlos Rodríguez, Jaime Gomez and Diego Chávez (6.8).

Juárez could not rely on the presence of A. Mora (injured).

Substitutions

Juárez made 4 changes: Ventura Alvarado for Adrian Mora (35′), Francisco Nevarez for Alan Soñora (67′), A. Urzi for Diego Chávez (68′) and Denzell García for Gabriel Fernández (74′).

Best player: Jesús Dueñas​

As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Juárez was Jesús Dueñas.

His rating is (7.6) with 65 passes (92% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 7 duels out of 7. He performed 8 crosses.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Liga MX.​