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America is set to take on Cruz Azul on Saturday in a Liga MX match. Both teams are heading to the postseason and have a chance to make it into the top four and qualify directly to the Clausura quarterfinals if Atlas doesn’t beat Tigres UANL earlier in the day.
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These teams last met in October, with Cruz Azul winning 2-1 thanks to a stoppage time penalty kick by Jonathan Rodríguez.
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TV channel, live stream & how to watch
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Team news & rosters
América is the hottest team in the MX League right now, winning five matches in a row to move up to fifth in the league standings. The team is just one point behind Atlas for that crucial fourth spot.
The team has won four of those five games via shutout, with the only goal it has allowed during this stretch coming against Tijuana, a match that América won 3-1. The team’s most recent match was a 2-0 victory against the Tigers, with Diego Valdés Contreras and Henry Martín scoring a goal each.
In the Apertura, America finished first in the regular season, but was bounced in the quarterfinals of the tournament, falling 3-1 to UNAM.
Projected America starting XI: Ochoa, Fuentes, Cáceres, Valdez, Sánchez, Fidalgo, Sánchez, Martínez, Valdés, Zendejas, Viñas
Cruz Azul sits one spot — and one point — behind America in the current standings. The team has lost two of its last three matches though, including Sunday’s 1-0 loss to San Luis. Still, a win on Saturday could still result in Cruz Azul moving into the top four.
This team was recently knocked out in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Champions League, losing by a 2-1 aggregate to Pumas.
During the Apertura, Cruz Azul finished in the eighth, advancing to the reclassification stage. The team was then dominated by Monterrey, losing 4-1 and eliminating Cruz Azul from the postseason. Can the 2021 Guardianes champion make some noise this postseason?
Predicted Cruz Azul starting XI: Jurado, Domínguez, Aguilar, Aldrete, Mayorga, Lira, Baca, Antuna, Romero, Rivero, Tabó.
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