Cruz Azul defeated Pumas 0-1 in Ciudad Universitaria and achieved its agonizing eighth consecutive win, which keep him at the top of the solo standings after 10 dates played in the Guard1anes 2021.
With a goal from Jonathan Rodriguez at 94 ‘by way of a penalty, the Machine saved a match in which it did not shine and where Jesus Crown He proved his worth as an archer at age 40. To go into more details, we present below the 1×1 of the celestial players in their agonizing and controversial triumph against Pumas.
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Jesus Corona – 10
Absolutely nothing to reproach Jesus Corona tonight. Again he saves his team with two spectacular saves and remains the leader and captain of this celestial ship.
Juan Escobar – 8
Good match for Escobar tonight in both areas: offensive and defensive. He played as a winger on the right and was very confident in the markings, good ball output and great sacrifice to attack. He always tried to add in the transitions and generated numerical superiority.
Pablo Aguilar – 7
You notice a rhythm below the usual, slow in the transitions and with notable technical deficiencies, but despite all that so evident, he managed to save two dangerous actions and be a benchmark by air in defense. It is still not at a positive level, but at least today it left a couple of flashes.
‘Tasting’ Domínguez – 6
Although he played with trade, tonight’s game is very lukewarm in all respects. The marks without intensity, no strength in hand-to-hand and completely disappeared in aerial duels. He played more to hinder than to contribute tactically and technically.
Ignacio Rivero – 8
The best of the defensive line tonight. Good additions to the front, with variations and causing superiority in the midfield, but above all with great marks in defense. His left side was unshakable.
Rafael Read – 7
Decent game, with constant long balls, being a reference in the distribution and several won duels, but it has a problem with the loss of balls. Many for its demarcation that could cost the team dearly.
Luis Romo – 7
He had a very difficult game due to the virtues of Pumas. He had a lot of mobility as an interior on the right, but always unable to deepen the team. He lost 15 balls in the whole game, he did not know how to settle between the lines and his particular pressure at the front this time did not produce good things.
‘Pol’ Fernández – 7
Very difficult game for ‘Pol’. He played inside on the left, at times very close to the side and with little offensive production. Two or three sparks with the ball that raised a tenuous illusion, but that in the end did not crystallize in clear actions due to the compactness of Pumas’ defensive line.
Orbelín Pineda – 6
He played 77 minutes and his game bordered on the bad. Very imprecise in his services, completely annulled by the rival, without imbalance by the bands or association with his teammates. He was desperate and only his defensive sacrifice and great mobility are rescued, but completely sterile at times.
Jonathan Rodriguez – 7
It was not his best game. His control of the ball made him lose several times, he had no uncheck or depth and his interventions were scarce. Virtually no opportunities up front, except for the well-received penalty that gave his team the victory.
Roberto Alvarado – 7
He also played 77 minutes and like Orbelín, his game was null in generation of opportunities. He had greater depth and a little more precision, he combined several times with Romo and gave a sense of danger, but in the end it was inconsequential.
Bryan Angulo – 6
He entered 71 ‘instead of’ Pol ‘Fernández to modify to a 4-4-2 and although he served as a post, he did not contribute anything to the front as a second striker.
Yoshimar Yotún –8
He entered at 77 ‘instead of Roberto Alvarado to occupy the extreme left with constant hooking to the center and add more services, something he achieved perfectly. He had long-distance shooting, centers and a lot of control in the midfield in his 12 minutes.
Elias Hernandez – 6
He entered at 77 ‘instead of Orbelín Pineda to generate greater depth on the right, but he only got longer possessions, without self-confidence or imbalance.
Joaquín Martínez – s / c
The ‘Shaggy’ entered 95 ‘in place of Baca to close the game. I do not participate.
Santiago Giménez – s / c
‘Santi’ entered 95 ‘instead of’ Cabecita ‘to close the game. He also did not participate in the game.
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