In week 13 of the Liga MX Clausura 2017, Cruz Azul will host Monarcas Morelia at the Estadio Azul this Saturday, April 8, 2017 (3:00 PM Pacific). Both teams just played each other in a midweek semi-final match in the Copa MX and should deliver an exciting performance in this encounter.
Cruz Azul received the short end of the stick in that semi-final game, falling 1-0 to a late free kick goal by Rodolfo Vilchis. The goal fell in the 85th minute of the encounter and ruined the opportunity for Cruz Azul to get any silverware this tournament. Paco Jemez seems to have been in the hot seat all year long, but now more than ever it seems likely that the Spanish manager will not continue to oversee the Mexico City team.
Cruz Azul is currently in 15th place with 10 points and is coming off a tough 3-1 loss to Veracruz in week 12 of the tournament. The ‘cementeros’ are not playing like a playoff team and a loss here will cement their place out of the ‘liguilla’. A loss could also mark the end of Paco Jemez’s spell at Cruz Azul, a win being vital for the Spaniard in this match.
Monarcas Morelia is flying high at the moment in 10th place in the Liga MX with 16 points and now in the Final of the Copa MX. Since Roberto Hernandez took over ‘la monarquia’ in week 6, the team has won three games, tied two and only lost one. The two draws were among the most shocking results getting 0-0 results against Tigres UANL and Chivas of Guadalajara.
In this Time Hernandez has also led his team to huge wins over Toluca, Tijuana and Cruz Azul in the Copa MX, now in the final of the competition. Morelia is still fighting relegation and will be motivated to get the win here, especially after beating the Mexico City side earlier in the week. The match should be a hard-fought encounter with both teams wanting the three points from the game.
How to Watch Cruz Azul vs Monarcas Morelia
The Cruz Azul vs Monarcas Morelia match will be broadcast this Saturday, April 8 at 3:00 PM Pacific:
TV Schedule: Univision Deportes
Watch Live Online: Sling TV (Watch Live Online), Fubo TV (Watch 7 Days Free)