ESPN presents the keys to Cruz Azul’s victory against Atlético de San Luis
Cruz Azul will arrive as leader on the last day of Guard1anes Clausura 2021 after they beat Atlético de San Luis 3-2 on the field of the Azteca Stadium, a duel in which Jonathan Rodríguez and Sebastián Jurado shone.
Sebastián Jurado was key in the celestial triumph
The second goalkeeper of the Machine had two interventions during the match that were valuable for Cruz Azul’s victory. Two minutes later, his clearance ended up being an assist for Elías Hernández to score the first and at 53 ‘he flew to save a shot from Jhon Duque, so much so that it would have been 2-2.
‘Cabecita’ reached five games in a row with a goal
Jonathan Rodríguez remains as a contender for the scoring title in large part because, against Atlético de San Luis, he reached five games with scoring. The streak began with a brace against Atlas on Matchday 12 and later scored a goal against Juárez, Chivas, América and Atlético de San Luis.
Nicolás Ibáñez took away Cruz Azul’s aspiration to a record
The Machine arrived at the match against Atlético de San Luis with eight goals against, a figure with which Cruz Azul would have been the team with the fewest goals received in the history of short tournaments. Tigres, in the Clausura 2011, admitted nine targets, a number that the celestial ones reached with the annotation of Nicolás Ibáñez from the eleven steps.
The contenders for the scoring title responded
Jonathan Rodríguez and Nicolás Ibáñez were present on the scoreboard with so many penalties to add their scoring quota so far in the tournament. The ‘Cabecita’ was the first to appear, scoring at 18 ‘from eleven steps with which he reached nine annotations. Ibáñez also hit his collection and adds 10 goals, the same as Pedro Alexis Canelo.