MEXICO CITY, Apr 2 (Reuters) – Cruz Azul, one of the most popular clubs in Mexican soccer, set an all-time record of 11 consecutive wins on Friday after winning 1-0 away from Bravos de Ciudad Juárez on matchday 13 of the Guard1anes Closing tournament.

Cruz Azul’s “Sky Machine”, which on March 20 equaled its best historical streak of 10 victories recorded in the 1971-1972 season, reached 33 points at the top of the general table, where America follows with 28 units. .

The goal of the historic victory for Cruz Azul was scored by Uruguayan Jonathan Rodríguez, who surprised goalkeeper Iván Vázquez in the 89th minute with a powerful shot from outside the area after controlling a pass from Argentine Walter Montoya.

In the other game on Friday, Puebla came back and beat Mazatlán 3-1 with goals from Santiago Ormeño, Salvador Reyes and Uruguayan Maximiliano Araujo after Brazilian Giovanni Oliveira had put the visiting team ahead.

The activity will continue on Saturday with the matches between Atlas-Tijuana, América-Necaxa and Monterrey-Atlético San Luis.

On Sunday, Pumas UNAM will host Pachuca, Guadalajara will face Santos Laguna, Querétaro will play against Tigres UANL and Toluca will visit the champion León.

(Report by Carlos Calvo Pacheco)

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