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gray day for him Blue Cross: The Machine lost at the Azteca Stadium against Atlético San Luis (0-1) and let go of a wonderful opportunity to place in direct league positions. Those led by Juan Reynoso were not dominant and failed to impose their locality to overcome a well-ordered rival.
Atlético San Luis did not shut down, nor did Cruz Azul have the virtue of taking control of the match. It was an even duel and fought in the middle of the field. Little details made the difference.
The visitors, who had not allowed a goal in two of the last three games, once again left their rival clean with a disciplined team in defense and that made a good offensive play, which was enough for them to obtain the victory.
It happened right at the end of the first half, in the added minutes. Ricardo Chávez scored his first goal with the shirt of Atlético San Luis and sent the game to the locker room with a boost of spirits for his team, while displacing La Maquina.
In the second half, by nature Cruz Azul had the possession to do damage, but it did not succeed. He made eight shots and none of them went on goal. He lacked the ability to generate more dangerous options.
None of Reynoso’s shocks changed the dynamic. Atlético San Luis won by order and discipline in a field that is always complicated. And with the victory he secured his pass to the final phase of the Closing Tournament.
For its part, Cruz Azul finished the day in sixth place in the competition. If they had won they would be in third place. But it did not happen, so they will have to beat America on the last day and match adverse results from Puebla or Atlas if they want to finish in the top 4 of the table, which grants direct access to the quarterfinals.
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