Puebla had the obligation to win to seal your pass to quarter finals and with goals from Memo Martínez and Gastón Silva achieves his seventh consecutive Final PhaseDitta discounted for Cruz Azul.
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In a tournament of contrasts, Puebla became last overall place in the table and reversed the situation under the command of Ricardo Carbajal and since he took the bench did not lose as a visitormanaging to get into league directly and will face Tigres in the quarterfinals. For your part Cruz Azul says goodbye to the championship placing themselves in the last places for several days.
From the Aztec, There was a very intense first half between Cruz Azul and PueblaFor its part, La Maquina wanted to close the tournament with three points to say goodbye to the championship, while La Franja sought to seal its place in the quarterfinalsso he needed the three points.
It was the visiting team as the stopwatch progressed the one who began to generate arrivals in the rival area being 'Noodle' Álvarez who put a cross to Memo Martínez who pushed himself and managed to finish with a header to score at 20'a goal that had to be reviewed by the VAR, since it seemed offside. After the review, a goal was declared in favor of Puebla.
With the goal, Memo reached 10 goals and he put a bit from Harold Preciado for the scoring leadership. Besides, He equaled Hércules Gómez with 10 pointswhen he was scoring champion with Puebla in the 2010 Bicentenario tournament.
Cruz Azul did not let its guard down and they tried to be present on various occasions but in the arch Ivan Rodríguez avoided the goalhowever that was not enough, since Willer Ditta built a play from the defensive zone itself that he completed by entering the area and crossing his shot and tie the score at one goalat 44'.
For the complement, The game continued with the same inertia and in a play in which Pablo González and Rodrigo Huescas collidedwho had to change due to a blow to the headfollowing concussion protocol.
The fringe took advantage of a corner kick to regain the advantage, after in a against shot Gastón Silva he just pushed the ball to put the 2-1 at 59'.
Practically in the final stretch of the game, Puebla closed well in the background and avoided a surprise to take the three points and 25 units in the Apertura 2023.
Puebla the tournament ends in the sixth position with 25 pointswhile Blue Cross in the position 16 with 17 points.
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