MAZATLáN. Mazatlán was capable to reverse the scoreline against Cruz Azul. It was Cruz Azul to score first with a goal from U. Antuna. Nonetheless, later Mazatlán found the way to turn the tables scoring 3 consecutive goals with Néstor Vidrio (45′), Roberto Meraz (51′) and Facundo Almada (57′).
The match was played at the Estadio de Mazatlán (Mazatlán) stadium in Mazatlán on Friday and it started at 6:05 pm local time. The referee was Jesus Rafael Lopez Valle who had the assistance of Leonardo Javier Castillo Rodríguez and Michel Caballero Galicia. The 4th official was Óscar Mejía García. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 17.2 degrees Celsius or 62.91 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 68%.
The overall ball possession was just the same with both teams controlling the ball for 50% of the time.
There was not much difference in terms of ball possession. Mazatlán was in possession of the ball for 50% of the time vs. Cruz Azul that controlled the ball for 50% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Cruz Azul had a more offensive attitude with 33 dangerous attacks and 6 shots of which 3 were on target. Anyway, Mazatlán found a way to find the solution to win this encounter.
Mazatlán shot 15 times, 7 on target, 5 off target. Talking about the opposition, Cruz Azul shot 6 times, 3 on target, 3 off target.
Mazatlán received 3 yellow cards (Jefferson Intriago, Efraín Orona and Facundo Almada). Talking about the opposition, Cruz Azul received 2 yellow cards (C. Rodríguez and Erik Lira).
After playing this match, Mazatlán will have 4 points to sit in the 18th place. Regarding the opposition, Cruz Azul will stay with 10 points to remain in the 12th place.
In the next match in the Liga MX, Mazatlán will play away against Guadalajara on the 30th of April with a 3-1 head to head statistic in favor of Guadalajara (1 draw).
Cruz Azul will host Santos Laguna on the 30th of April with a 18-14 head to head statistic in favor of Santos Laguna (9 draws).
Mazatlán – Formation
Mazatlán started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
The manager Gabriel Esteban Caballero Schiker decided to play with the following team: Nicolás Vikonis, Facundo Almada , Néstor Vidrio , Oswaldo Alanís , Francisco Venegas , Bryan Colula , Jefferson Intriago , Raúl Sandoval , Roberto Meraz , Nicolás Benedetti and Aké Arnaud Loba .
The home team had on the bench: Enrique Cedillo, Andres Montaño, Jorge Padilla, Ricardo Gutierrez, Eduard Bello , Ariel Nahuelpán, Efrain Orona , Josué Colmán , Fernando Illescas and Miguel Sansores.
Mazatlán made 5 changes: Raúl Sandoval for Eduard Bello (23′), F. Venegas for Efrain Orona (74′), Roberto Meraz for Andres Montaño (75′), Nicolás Benedetti for Josué Colmán (84′) and Aké Loba for Miguel Sansores (84′).
Best player: Nicolás Benedetti
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Mazatlán was Nicolás Benedetti even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 26 passes (84% accurate) and 6 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 16. He performed 10 crosses.
Cruz Azul – Formation
Cruz Azul started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
Ricardo Ferretti played with: Jesús Corona, Juan Escobar , Ramiro Funes Mori , Julio César Domínguez , Joaquín Martínez , Erik Lira , José Rivero , Carlos Rotondi , Uriel Antuna , Augusto Lotti and Carlos Rodríguez .
They had on the bench: Gonzalo Carneiro, Rafael Baca, Rodrigo Huescas , Alonso Escoboza, Michael Estrada , Jaiber Jiménez, Alexis Gutiérrez, Ramiro Carrera, Andrés Gudiño and Jordan Silva.
Cruz Azul made 3 changes: Joaquín Martínez for Rafael Baca (46′), Augusto Lotti for Michael Estrada (56′) and C. Rodríguez for Rodrigo Huescas (63′).
Best player: Uriel Antuna
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Cruz Azul was Uriel Antuna.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 24 passes (70% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 8. He performed 1 cross.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Liga MX.
- León – Atlético San Luis – 2-0
- Tijuana – Atlas – 1-1
- Mazatlán – Cruz Azul – 3-1
- Necaxa – Tigres UANL – 0-1