MEXICO CITY (AP) – Cruz Azul is 90 minutes away from breaking the apparent curse. You have to resist being crowned at home in Mexico.
Midfielder Luis Romo scored in the second half on Thursday as La Maguina beat Santos 1-0 in the final of the Mexican Glasura tournament.
Romo, who scored the only goal of the game in the 72nd minute, took advantage of a return to the area.
The return match will take place on Sunday night at the Azteca Stadium in the capital. In the final match, the distance target scale or the position in the table to build a series does not apply.
Thus, to get the eighth crown in its history, any balance is enough for Cruz Azul. This will put an end to the drought of titles that have defeated the Lions of the Sky since the Winter 1997 tournament.
The machine has lost the previous six league finals it has played since it was last crowned. A streak like this would make fun of him from fans of other teams who called him a “runner-up”.
After losing the four-goal advantage in the semifinals against Poomas, Cruz Azul signed into a clasura after an epic collapse in previous matches, in which he recorded the most consecutive wins in history (12) and only two points short matches to play, having played in Mexico since 1996.
Santos is not dead. Any win by a goal difference will send the game into overtime. If equality is to be maintained, fines are necessary.
The Sandista team is looking for its seventh league championship, the first time since Clausura 2018.
At the attempt of Colombian striker Juan Odero, Santos gave the first warning in the ninth minute when it veered off course.
Eduardo Aguirre issued a new warning a minute later when he was kicked into a corner by goalkeeper Jose de Jesus Corona with an intermittent effort.
Within 12 minutes, another attempt by Odero knocked on the door again.
Cruz Azul shook that early dominance and began to create danger with the efforts of Uruguayan Jonathan Rodriguez, who at the age of 34 had the best approach to the sky with scissors within the area rejected by goalkeeper Carlos Acevedo.
In the second half, the intensity of the match diminished, a Santos insisted, but no depth.
Cruz Azul took the lead when Romo took a shot into the area, which hit a defender. The ball was behind the wheel, defined as powerful by the center of Acevedo’s goal in the center of the area.
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