The Cruz Azul vs Morelia Liguilla Quarterfinals 2013 match will take place this Thursday, May 9, 2013 (7:00 PM PST) at the Estadio Azul. This match-up between the #4 seed and the #5 seed will be an extremely tough contest between two serious title contenders. Both squads were only 1 point apart in the standings, and both go into the playoffs in great form; can Cruz Azul get passed Monarcas and go on to win the two cups in the Clausura 2013?
Cruz Azul and Morelia are two of the teams that best finished the regular season of the Clausura 2013. Morelia won its last 4 matches, but most incredibly, they have not lost in 10 straight games; this allowed them to finish the season in 4th place with 30 points. The ‘cementeros’ won their past 5 matches, plus the Copa MX which has raised that team’s morale and attitude into title mentality. Their good season allowed them to finish fifth with 29 points.
On Thursday it will be the 5th time the Cruz Azul vs Morelia match-up takes place in the playoffs. Last time these two met was in the Apertura 2011 which is greatly remembered for the day a fan ran into the field, Chaco Gimenez punched him, and Jesus Corona head-butted an assistant. This time, both squads will have much more to offer as they are clear title contenders, and there is no clear favorite to reach the next round.
Cruz Azul vs Morelia Prediction
The Cruz Azul vs Morelia 2013 Quarterfinals first leg match will be very close, as both sides are very similar in their style of play. Morelia will use the wings with Joao Rojas and Jefferson Montero to provide striker Hector Mancilla who is on an extremely good hot streak. Cruz Azul will use its home support and its Copa MX title run momentum to gain the first leg win. The Cruz Azul vs Morelia match will end 2-1 in favor of the ‘cementeros’.
Cruz Azul vs Morelia Television
The Cruz Azul vs Morelia first leg match will be televised this Thursday, May 9, 2013 on Azteca America at 7:00 PM Pacific.