The first leg of the Cruz Azul vs Leon Liga MX liguilla quarterfinal is over, and Cruz Azul takes a slim 2-1 lead going into Leon this Saturday. Vazquez set up his team in the counterattacking style we had all expected; Matosas did his part and positioned Leon with an aggressive formation. Cruz Azul took advantage of its opportunities (well, not all of them, Cruz Azul did miss a penalty in the first half) and takes the home win.
Corona had an outstanding performance for Cruz Azul, his performance was invaluable in maintaining the lead for Cruz Azul. It’s also important to note, in my opinion, that if Cruz Azul sets up in the same counterattacking style in Leon, it will be obliterated. In front of its home fans, and with the need to win, Leon will be a formidable opponent. Giving up the ball will not work for Cruz Azul.
If Leon wants to continue its Cinderella season, it must defeat Cruz Azul by either a score of 1-0, 2-1, or by a 2+ goal margin. Any other result will see Cruz Azul go through to the semifinal round of the Liga MX.
Enjoy the Cruz Azul 2-1 Leon highlights: