Clausura 2017 Round 14 Results: Puebla 2, Cruz Azul 1

In the final game of the weekend, which had very little playoff picture implications, last-place Puebla managed to keep its’ ultra-slim hopes alive with a last-minute 2-1 win over Cruz Azul. Cruz Azul took the lead just 4 minutes in on a Rafael Baca header, but Julio Dominguez blew the lead with an OWN GOAL in the 56th minute! Then with only about a minute left in extra time, Cristian Esparza scored Puebla’s only self-scored goal to give the home team a rare win. The win also gets Puebla to one point away from having a chance to get out of last place, while Cruz Azul also is all but done playoff chance-wise.

Game Stats:
Goals-Rafael Baca (Cruz Azul, 4′, 1st of tournament), Julio Dominguez (Cruz Azul, 56′, OWN GOAL), Cristian Esparza (Puebla, 90+2′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Nil
Corner kicks-Puebla 4
Amarillas-Puebla 4 (Robert Herrera, 29′, Panlo Miguez, 52′, Jeronimo Amione, 61′, Esparza, 90+3′), Cruz Azul 3 (Omar Mendoza, 16′, Julian Velazquez, 52′, Baca, 90′)
Rojas-Nil

Venue: Estadio Cuauhtemoc, Puebla
Attendance: 40,500 (86.3% capacity)

Next up:
Puebla-at Leon (4/22)
Cruz Azul-Guadalajara (4/22)

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