Review one by one the matches of La Maquina in Guard1anes 2021, including its historic streak of 11 consecutive wins
Blue Cross achieved a historic streak from 11 wins in a row after beating the Ciudad Juárez Braves 1-0 with a goal from Jonathan ‘Cabecita’ Rodríguez on Matchday 13 of Guard1anes 2021. The road was not easy at the beginning of the tournament and more than one requested the departure of Juan Reynoso, coach who came in place of Robert Dante Siboldi.
Then in ESPN Digital we present you the key moments, journey by journey, of how the historic streak from Blue Cross:
The game against Santos Laguna was not bad and neither was the mood factor, this after the way in which they concluded the last contest when they were forcefully eliminated in the Liguilla. It was a goal from Diego Valdés that drove the home team to victory and, from that moment on, it was doubted whether the newly hired technical director Juan Reynoso could lift the team.
An error in Juan Escobar’s mark allowed Omar Fernández to control a ball that led to Christian Tabó’s goal that gave Puebla the victory. Just 10 minutes into the game, Blue Cross it was overtaken by a deconcentration. Although the celestial ones showed desire to tie, the definition was not clear and that defeat was the last of the tournament.
While it was the first victory of Blue Cross In the tournament, not having Jonathan Rodríguez due to indiscipline was a watershed that, in the present, lives a happy and love story with the goal. The Uruguayan was not in the duel against Pachuca, but Juan Escobar washed away the error of the last date and gave the winning goal with a header from a corner kick.
The match reflected the return of ‘Cabecita’ Rodríguez, who scored one of the four goals with which Blue Cross it was imposed on Querétaro. The suspension of the Uruguayan striker was a wake-up call for everyone and the counterattacks were key to be able to sentence the scoreboard.
The 0-2 victory against Necaxa cleared up doubts about what this team could achieve. With goals from Luis Romo and Juan Escobar, Reynoso’s pupils easily beat hydrocalids who barely resisted.
Guillermo ‘Pol’ Fernández took center stage after a year of inactivity with the team. Although he did not enter into plans for this season, he had the opportunity to compete to win a place and a goal from him sentenced the score 0-2 in favor of Blue Cross about Tigers.
In the same way as against the Felinos, ‘Pol’ Fernández extended the winning streak with a volley goal against a Toluca that managed to tie the score at two after being at a disadvantage. Fernández made it 3-2 at the Azteca Stadium and it was there that the cement workers had a good reaction capacity after the failures in defense.
Before León, current champion, they lived a miracle, and that is that they used another element that did not enter into plans such as Brayan Angulo. The Ecuadorian forward scored the winning goal around the 81st minute.
Benefited from an early expulsion, Blue Cross he found in Roberto Alvarado the answers to open the door of Nicolás Vikonis. Reynoso’s pupils suffered at home, but ‘Piojo’ gave three points that were ground gold to continue in the first position of the general table.
The insistence of Blue Cross up front caused an error in the defense of Pumas. With a penalty at minute 94, the ‘Cabecita’ Rodríguez gave the three points to his team. The celebration was dedicated to Alfredo Talavera, goalkeeper of the felines, who tried to make the collector nervous.
Once again, it was a close game, with few clear options up front and where the defensive order prevailed in both teams; However, the ‘Piojo’ Alvarado was in charge of increasing the winning streak to nine in a row, at the expense of Monterrey, for a team that many said has champion DNA.
Who else than Jonathan Rodríguez had to be the figure of the game. The ‘Cabecita’ scored a double that helped the final 3-2 against him. Not even the penalty at minute 96 for the Atlas disturbed the celestial, who equaled the record of victories they had from 40 years ago.
And, as if that weren’t enough, in this duel and at minute 89, the ‘Cabecita’ converted once more to be the hero. From an undisciplined villain he became the goal man and the reference to attack. His shot from outside the area was enough for the 0-1 on the scoreboard against FC Juárez and make history with a team that will not rest until obtaining the Liga MX title.