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%.
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.
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).
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.
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 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, Julio César Domínguez , Juan Escobar , Ramiro Funes Mori , José Rivero , Erik Lira , Rafael Baca , Carlos Rotondi , Uriel Antuna , Carlos Rodríguez and Augusto Lotti .
The home team had on the bench: Jordan Silva, Gonzalo Carneiro, Joaquín Martínez, Michael Estrada, Sebastián Jurado, Alexis Gutiérrez, Alonso Escoboza, Ramiro Carrera , Rodrigo Huescas and Iván Morales .
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 iswith 40 passes (80% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 8.
Juárez – Formation
Juárez started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Rolando Hernán Cristante Mandarino played with: Alfredo Talavera, Francisco Nevarez , Ventura Alvarado , Carlos Salcedo , Maximiliano Olivera , Jesús Dueñas , Denzell Garcia , Luís Rodríguez , Jordan Sierra , Agustín Urzi and Tomás Molina .
They had on the bench: Javier Salas, Mario Osuna, Adrián Mora, Gabriel Fernández , Martin Barra, Joel Soñora, Alan Soñora , Carlos Rodríguez, Jaime Gomez and Diego Chávez .
Juárez could not rely on the presence of A. Mora (injured).
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 iswith 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.