Nothing appears to be going proper for Cruz Azul whose disaster deepened within the Apertura 2023 this weekend. La Máquina had been thrashed 1-4 by Pumas on Saturday – the workforce’s seventh defeat of the common season. Their efficiency as soon as once more highlighted how a lot the workforce has fallen into decline – despite the latest wins over Atlético San Luis and Necaxa.
It was one of many worst defeats that Cruz Azul have suffered at their very own stadium through the final 25 years. We check out comparable, painful defeats within the league on the Azteca.
Necaxa 1-4 Summer time of ‘97
The oldest one on report was towards the Necaxa in the summertime of 1997. With objectives from Sergio Vázquez on quarter-hour and Ricardo Peláez on 32 minutes, the guests took a two-goal lead in on the break then doubled it late on with Sergio Zarate scoring a brace (80′ and 85′). Carlos Hermosillo pulled one again for the Celestes who completed a dismal marketing campaign out of the Liguilla. The alternative was true for Necaxa who loved one in every of their finest campaigns in membership historical past, narrowly dropping within the semi-finals to Toros Neza.
San Luis 1-4 Clausura 2004
Seven years handed earlier than the capital’s workforce fell resoundingly at dwelling once more – this time, by the hands of Atlético San Luis. Targets got here courtesy of Angel Sosa (10′), two from Sergio Blanco (22′ and 33′), with Christián Patiño dealing the killer blow from the penalty spot on half-time. Marcelo Delgado replied when play resumed however it was too little too late.
Monterrey 1-4 Concachampions
The one defeat suffered not within the Liga MX however throughout a world event – the leg semi-final return leg towards Rayados. Cruz Azul went into the sport with a 0-1 benefit from the primary leg however their defence collapsed within the return, unable to cope with Monterrey’s firepower. With objectives from Maxi Meza, Duván Vergara and two extra from Funes Mori, Cruz Azul had been eradicated from that version whereas Monterrey had been topped champions.
Pumas 1-4 Apertura 2023
The newest defeat in matchday 12 of the present event. A match that was tied at one purpose at half-time, however which took a flip within the second half with one facet utterly on high. Two strikes from Chino Huerta, and one apiece from Rivas and Nathan Silva accomplished a memorable win for the guests. Cruz Azul stay in fifteenth place within the backside locations and unable to drag themselves again up the order. With Tigres up subsequent, they should begin profitable asap. Proper now, every little thing signifies that they won’t be concerned in a direct combat for the title for the second time working.
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