Cruz Azul and Necaxa starred in a vibrant match, which was decided on penalties, for the playoff to say present in the Playoffs of the Liga MX Closing Tournament and the Chileans Iván Morales and Ángelo Araos saw action. The former Colo Colo striker was the starter while the former Universidad de Chile midfielder entered the complement.
Mexican soccer currently lives the games of repechage to win a ticket to the Liguilla of the Liga MX Closing Tournament and under that context is that the Blue Cross of Ivan Morales confronted him Necaxa by Angelo Araos to fight for one of the available seats.
The duel was played at the Azteca stadium and Morales was the owner in the team that the Peruvian strategist Juan Reynoso stopped on the field of play, while Araos was not considered from the beginning by the Mexican DT Jaime Lozano, but if he saw action more advanced the commitment.
The first 45 minutes had no celebrations on the part of any team since they failed to open the scoring, leaving all the emotion for the complement. Shortly after the start of the second half, at 56′, it was right-back Juan Escobar who made it 1-0, which remained that way until the end.
In the 69th minute, Reynoso moved the scoreboard and took out the former Colo Colo striker to introduce Santiago Giménez, and in the 82nd minute, the former Universidad de Chile midfielder entered for Rayo to replace Fernando Meza, and they had a surprise in store.
And it is that when everything seemed to indicate that the Celeste Machine took the victory, in the 88th minute it was Rodrigo Aguirre who scored the surprise tie for Necaxa and decreed the tie that lasted until the final whistle, and that forced the definition via penalty kicks .
Without Morales on the field, Araos represented Chile in the definition and did not miss his shot, but all his other teammates did and it all ended in a 3-1 win for Cruz Azul. Which means that they will say present in the Liguilla.
Thus, Cruz Azul joined the group of those who are already classified and accompanies Pachuca, Tigres Atlas and América in waiting to find out which will be the keys to the quarterfinals, which are scheduled to be played on May 11 and 12. one way and on the 14th and 15th of the same month the return.