Clausura 2017 Round 12 Results: Veracruz 3, Cruz Azul 1

Being forced to play in an empty home stadium as punishment for the incidents in their last home game, Veracruz actually may have benefitted from the circumstances, playing maybe their best game of the second half and snapping their 6-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over Cruz Azul. The visitors struck first on Jorge Benitez’s 35th-minute header, but Veracruz stormed back with 3 unanswered second-half goals despite being outshot 4-1 overall. The win also keeps Veracruz in playoff contention and helps them gain ground on Morelia in the race to avoid demotion for now.

Game Stats:
Goals-Jorge Benitez (Cruz Azul, 35′, 1st of tournament), Eduardo Herrera (Veracruz, 55′, 3rd of tournament), Edgar Andrade (Veracruz, 80′, 1st if tournament), Adrian Luna (Veracruz, 85′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Cruz Azul 4, Veracruz 1
Corner kicks-Veracruz 3, Cruz Azul 3
Amarillas-Cruz Azul 2 (Benitez, 11′, Adrian Aldrete, 50′)

Venue: Estadio Luis Pirata Fuente, Boca Del Rio, Veracruz
Attendance: Nil (Stadium Closed due to prior infractions/sanctions}

Next up:
Veracruz-at Leon (4/8)
Cruz Azul-Morelia (4/8)