Cruz Azul 1 – Necaxa 0: La Máquina celebrate home win against Los Rayos

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Cruz Azul defeated Necaxa 1-0 on Sunday at Estadio Azteca. Cruz Azul arrived with the intention of increasing their league score following a disappointing 0-0 draw with Atl. San Luis in their previous game whilst Necaxa were coming from consecutive wins against Pachuca and Juárez. As the table looks today, Cruz Azul are currently 7th with 8 points from 6 matches, while Necaxa sit in 4th, with 9 points from 6.

Cruz Azul started the match well, thanks to a goal from Ivan Morales in the 38th minute to see out the first half 1-0. The second half ended with little further action at either end and goalless.

Substitutions for Cruz Azul included Angel Romero, Gonzalo Carneiro, Rafael Guerrero and Rodrigo Huescas for Carlos Rodriguez, Ivan Morales, Uriel Antuna and Jose Martinez, repectively. Necaxa brought on Fernando Madrigal, Daniel Alexis Parra, Heriberto Jurado, Edgar Mendez and Jose Godinez, to replace Dieter Villalpando, Agustin Oliveros, Bryan Garnica, Angelo Araos and Facundo Batista.

There were bookings for Jose Martinez, Angel Romero and Sebastian Jurado from Cruz Azul. For Necaxa, Bryan Garnica, Agustin Oliveros, Angelo Araos and Alexis Pena saw yellow.

Necaxa and Cruz Azul will next play away to Atl. San Luis and Santos Laguna respectively.

Technical card:
Cruz Azul:Sebastian Jurado, Juan Escobar, Ignacio Rivero, Luis Abram, Jose Martinez (Rodrigo Huescas, min.90), Uriel Antuna (Rafael Guerrero, min.81), Carlos Rodriguez (Angel Romero, min.61), Rafael Baca, Erik Lira, Carlos Rotondi and Ivan Morales (Gonzalo Carneiro, min.61)
Necaxa:Angel Malagon, Brian Garcia, Alexis Pena, Fabricio Formiliano, Agustin Oliveros (Daniel Alexis Parra, min.58), Angelo Araos (Edgar Mendez, min.58), Jose Jaoquin Esquivel, Dieter Villalpando (Fernando Madrigal, min.29), Milton Gimenez, Facundo Batista (Jose Godinez, min.86) and Bryan Garnica (Heriberto Jurado, min.58)
Stadium:Estadio Azteca
Goals:Ivan Morales (1-0, min. 38)