The Cruz Azul vs Leon second-leg quarterfinal match will be played this Saturday, May 3, 2014 (5:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Azul. Cementeros and Panzas Verdes will look to pass into the semifinals of the Clausura 2014 in a game which is expected to be very contested, between to highly talented teams.
The team coached by Luis Fernando Tena had some poor luck when they got matched with the #8 seed Club Leon for the Liga MX ‘liguilla’. Cruz Azul as the #1 seed had the chance of facing poor teams like Chivas, however, with some bad luck, now they must win or tie (0-0, or 1-1) in the second leg against the reigning champions. The cementeros had a tough first-leg where they tied 1-1 in a game which saw them defend and hold ground for much of the match.
The panzas verdes played offensively in the first game, and they require to do the same for Saturday’s match. The team coached by Gustavo Matosas will only qualify into the next round with a win, or if the tie by two or more goals. Considering the difficulty of defeating the top team in the league at their own home, Leon must focus on styling an offensive game with the purpose of looking for goals.
Cruz Azul vs Leon Prediction
Cruz Azul has been by far the best team in Mexico throughout the first semester this year. The cementeros lead the league in points, have been a very regular team week-after-week, and also won the CONCACAF Champions League. They understand that winning the Liga MX is their top goal, therefore it is difficult to imagine that they will lose the season at home against the lowest ranked seed.
Leon on the other hand, has improved their game in the past month, but they have been very irregular. For that reason, Cruz Azul will be the superior team this Saturday, and will win the match. Leon will play offensively, by the home side will be tactically superior styling a counter-attacking game. The Cruz Azul vs Leon match will end in a 2-1 win for the home team; Cruz Azul into the semifinals.
Cruz Azul vs Leon TV Schedule
The Cruz Azul vs Leon match will be televised on UniMas at 5:00 PM Pacific.
Cruz Azul vs Leon Highlights
The Cruz Azul vs Leon video highlights will be posted soon after the end of the match.