The Blues won 2-1, coming from behind Huescas’ own goal
Escoboza was the author of the other goal for the locals, who enter the playoff zone
Ecuadorian Michael Estrada scored a goal this Thursday and was a key part in the Cruz Azul victory, 2-1 against Leonwhich put the sky-blue team in the play-off zone in the Apertura 2022 tournament of Mexican soccer. Rodrigo Huescas scored an own goal in the 57th minute, but Cruz Azul went for goals and got them with Estrada and Jesús Escoboza.
The early game of the sixteenth matchday passed with confusion in the center of the field during the initial 45 minutes, in which León had possession of the ball, but neither of the two goalkeepers were forced. For the second part the Blues advanced lines, however Huesca an own goal was scored and the home team looked uphill against a rival thrown back. Cruz Azul insisted on attacking, but he lacked aim until in 82 Road He received a pass from Uruguayan Ignacio Rivero and tied the game with a header.
The Celestials sought victory; León bet that in his eagerness to attack the rival would leave spaces until in the 92nd minute broom hooked a service from Uriel Antuna and with a headed goal gave his team the victory.
Although they continued as the team with the worst defense in the championship, with the most goals conceded per game, the Blues got into the reclassification zone for the quarterfinals. With five wins, three draws, seven losses and 18 points they jumped to tenth place, with the same numbers as the León, ninth.
This Sunday Cruz Azul will visit the UNAM Pumas, in one of the most anticipated duels of the fifteenth day of the championship, and shortly after the León will receive Querétaro. Day 15 will have as its main match the derby between the leader América and Chivas de Guadalajara. América lost a streak of nine consecutive wins this Wednesday, drawing with Santos Laguna, and will try to resume the winning step against Guadalajara, which comes from less to more and appears seventh in the standings.