Cruz Azul vs. Braves: surprise at the border


The Juarez Braves came from behind to beat Cruz Azul 2-1, current champion of Mexican soccer, on Friday at the start of the eighth day of the Apertura-2021 tournament of Mexican soccer.

Cruz Azul found the 1-0 very early, just at minute 4 Argentine Lucas Passerini took a low and crossed shot almost over the right peak of the small area.

The 1-1 of the team juarense It was the work of Pol García at 19 with a header after taking a corner kick from the left.

The Braves’ somersault was completed at 36 in a stopped ball play. After the execution of a long free kick, the Paraguayan Victor Velazquez appeared in the heart of the area to score 2-1 with a withering head.

Thus, the Braves achieved their first victory of the tournament and reached five points to leave the bottom of the classification. Cruz Azul was left with 10 units.

The day got underway earlier at the Cuauhtémoc stadium where Atlético de San Luis drew a 2-2 draw against Puebla in compensation time.

With this tie, Atlético San Luis reached 10 points and Puebla seven points.

Last minute penalty gave the victory to the Xolos. IMAGO7

At the Caliente stadium, the Xoloitzcuintles del Tijuana also won for the first time in the tournament by beating the Guerreros del Santos 2-1.

Chilean Esteban Pavez scored 1-0 at minute 22 with a shot from outside the area that Colombian Brayan Angulo deflected to the Santista goalkeeper.

The ‘Warriors’ matched 1-1 to 87 with a spectacular free-throw collection to place the ball in the upper right-hand corner.

Already in replacement time, Miguel Sansores made it 2-1 for Tijuana with the collection of a penalty at 90 + 7.

With this result, Tijuana reached six points and Santos was left with 11 points.

On Saturday at the Azteca stadium, América, leader of the tournament with 17 points under the technical direction of Santiago Solari, will host Mazatlán from Spanish coach Beñat San José.

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