Clausura 2017 Round 15 Results: Cruz Azul 2, Guadalajara 1

It suddenly seems like either nobody wants to clinch a playoff berth or Cruz Azul is playing spoiler, or both. That was on display again today as the hosts pulled off a 2-1 upset win over visiting Guadalajara. Angel Mena scored the first goal on a PENAL! in the 20th minute, then Miguel Ponce put the Chivas own a man by drawing a Rojas! HE GONE! In the second half, Francisco Silva put Cruz Azul up 2 with a 51st minute score, and while Oswaldo Alanis got a goal for Guadalajara in the 90th minute, it wasn’t enough. Cruz Azul is now only 3 points out of the playoffs while the Chivas miss a chance to possibly lock up a playoff berth.

Game Stats:
Goals-Angel Mena (Cruz Azul, 20′, 5th of tournament, Penalty Kick), Francisco Silva (Cruz Azul, 51′, 2nd of tournament), Oswaldo Alanis (Guadalajara, 90′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Cruz Azul 9, Guadalajara 4
Corner kicks-Cruz Azul 2, Guadalajara 1
Amarillas-Cruz Azul 4 (Jorge Benitez, 43′, Rafael Baca, 60′, Silva, 67′, Martin Rodriguez, 76′), Guadalajara 2 (Rodolfo Cota, 23′, Carlos Salcido, 46′)
Rojas-Guadalajara 1 (Miguel Ponce, 27′)

Venue: Estadio Azul, Mexico City
Attendance: 27,492 (83.3% capacity)

Next up:
Cruz Azul-at Pachuca (4/29)
Guadalajara-Leon (4/29)

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