Cruz Azul and América will play a lot more than just the leadership of Liga MX next week at the Azteca Stadium
Cruz Azul and América dominate Guard1anes Clausura 2021 and will meet next week. Both squads from the capital are the first to ensure their stay in the quarterfinals of the tournament by reaching 36 and 34 points respectively, an amount with which they will finish, at least, among the first four places.
The Machine beat Chivas 1-0 with both Jonathan Rodríguez, a result with which they reached 12 consecutive victories. If they go out with the three points against the Eagles, they will become the team with the most wins in a row in the same tournament, with which they would surpass the Necaxa of 1934/1935 and the León del Clausura 2019.
On the other hand, America was also victorious in its commitment on the fourteenth date, in which it defeated Tigres 1-3 in the ‘Volcán’, a duel in which Roger Martínez uncovered with a double, in addition to a goal from Pedro Aquino .
The de la Noria, who are in the first place, enjoy a streak of 12 consecutive games with wins, which they began to write on the third day of the tournament after beating Pachuca, after they had fallen in the first two dates with Santos and Puebla.
After beating the Tuzos, they passed over Querétaro, Necaxa, Tigres, Toluca, León, Mazatlán, Pumas, Monterrey, Atlas, Juárez and Chivas.
While those of Coapa, sub-leaders of the championship, boast six undefeated matches. The last time that the feathered ones fell was in the seventh day, when they lost on the table the duel against Atlas, but they recovered with triumphs against Pachuca, Tijuana, León, Chivas, Mazatlán and Necaxa.
The team that Santiago Solari commands, as a local, also goes for its own brand since in short tournaments it has never had eight wins in a single tournament at the Azteca Stadium and now Cruz Azul is the only team that is on its way.
The Azteca Stadium, with América as the administrative venue, will be the stage in which the duel between the two best teams in Mexican soccer will be held so far this semester and which incidentally can define who will be in the first position and who in the second.