Goals and Highlights: Cruz Azul 1-4 Monterrey in Liga de Campeones CONCACAF 2021


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Game over

Match ends. Monterrey wins the away match 1-4 and advances to the CONCACHAMPIONS final against Club América.
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Monterrey changes. Ángel Zapata and José Alvarado are substituted, Rogelio Funes Mori and Carlos Rodríguez are substituted.
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Yellow card for Yoshimar Yotún
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Ignacio Rivero's shot from a set piece is deflected over the top by Andrada.
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Yellow card for Maximiliano Meza for foul on Montoya
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Double change for Cruz Azul. Juan Escobar and Rómulo Otero enter, Pablo Aguilar and Roberto Alvarado come out.
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After the players left the field due to Step 2 of the anti-discrimination protocol, the game restarts.
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Match at Step 1 halted due to FIFA's discrimination protocol
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Nice play by Cruz Azul. Romo is inches away from putting it in the net.
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Santiago Giménez out, Walter Montoya in.
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GOOOOL. Rogelio Funes Mori makes it 1-4. Funes Mori wins the space in front of Pablo Aguilar's mark and takes advantage of Maxi Meza's service.
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Maximiliano Mexa gives another warning with a shot from outside the area but Jurado makes a good save.
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Action resumes at the Azteca Stadium
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End of the first half. Rayados wins it 1-3 and (1-4) on aggregate.
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Four more minutes of compensation are added
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Rayados substitution. Duvan Vergara comes off due to injury and Héctor Moreno replaces him.
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Changes for Cruz Azul, Adrián Aldrete and Rafael Baca come off the pitch. Yoshimar Yotún and Brayan Angulo are substituted.
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Close! Orbelín controls in the area and with a half-turn he tries a shot that goes wide.
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Warning Card for Duvan Vergara
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Rogelio Funes Mori scores the third for Monterrey, the play was reviewed for offside but César Arturo Ramos validates the goal.
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Monterrey is saved! Romo steals the ball in the midfield and serves to 'Pol' Fernandez but Andrada makes a providential intervention.
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GOOOOLAZO. Duvan Vergara retakes the lead for Rayados and puts the ball almost in the corner of Jurado's goal.
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GOOOOAL. Cruz Azul equalizes quickly from a set piece with a great shot by Orbelín Pineda from the right that passes between two Monterrey defenders.
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GOOOOOOOOOOOL! Maximiliano Meza scores the 0-1 in the match. Great play between Rodríguez and Meza after a cross from Funes Mori.
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Cruz Azul's first chance, Orbelín takes a shot, but Andrada keeps the ball well. The play was generated after a mistaken clearance by the Rayado goalkeeper.
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The last 90 minutes of the semifinal at the Azteca kick off!
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Rayados with one foot in the final

Monterrey holds a one-goal advantage on aggregate, but Cruz Azul intends to make the Azteca a difficult venue for Los Rayados and turn the tie around to reach the final.
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Photo of the Azteca

The lawn of the Coloso de Santa Ursula looks perfect to host this semifinal and here we show you a beautiful postcard of the venue.
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Warm up

La Máquina took to the field at the Azteca Stadium to warm up a few minutes before kickoff.
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Monterrey's bench

Matías Kranevitter
Edson Gutiérrez
Héctor Moreno
Luis Cárdenas
Neder Hernández
Ángel Zapata
José Alvarado
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Monterrey's starting lineup

31 E.Andrada
17. J.Gallardo
20. S.Vegas
3 C.Montes
33. S.Medina
21. A.González
16. C.Ortíz
29. C.Rodríguez
11. M.Meza
7. R.Funes Mori
13. D. Vergara
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Cruz Azul substitutes

Jesús Corona, Walter Montoya, Rómulo Otero, Bryan Angulo, Lucas Passerini, Yoshimar Yotún, Juan Escobar
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Dressing room ready!

Everything is ready in the visitors' dressing room. Los Regios will wear their elegant white kit with blue motifs for this match.
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In the modern era of the CONCACAF Champions League, Monterrey has played in four semifinals, each time reaching the final. In the 2010-2011 campaign, Monterrey eliminated Cruz Azul in the semifinals.
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Cruz Azul starting lineup

33 Sebastián Jurado

4 Julio Domínguez

7 Luis Romo

15 Ignacio Rivero

16 Adrián Aldrete

22 Rafael Baca

23 Pablo Aguilar

25 Roberto Alvarado

28 Guillermo Fernández

29 Santiago Giménez

31 Orbelín Pineda

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For a place in the final

Cruz Azul and Monterrey are about to meet on the field for a ticket to the final of the CONCACAF Champions League. América is already in this last chapter and the only thing that remains to be defined is the second finalist, who will bring the CONCACAF Champions League title to Mexican soil.
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What time is Cruz Azul vs Monterrey match for Liga de Campeones CONCACAF?

This is the start time of the game Cruz Azul vs Monterrey  of 16th September 2021 in several countries:

USA (ET): 22:00 PM

Mexico: 21:00 PM FOX SPORTS 2

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Rayados key player

Despite criticism for his low scoring rate in his call-up to the national team, Funes Mori stands out as the important man for Rayados with three goals in the last ten games.
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Cruz Azul key player

Luis Romo has become the backbone of Cruz Azul and his great role in the midfield of La Máquina earned him a place in the National Team and during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games he revealed himself as one of the best Aztec players by being a factor in winning the bronze medal, even scoring goals. Luis knows that the title obtained in the Clausura 2021 is not enough and the goal is to obtain as many awards as possible during the campaign: "When the year begins, you set out what you can compete for and aspire to give everything. But we have already achieved our goal, which was to win the league, and we still have the Concachampions and the Campeones Cup. Winning everything would be something that has never been done in Mexico and we always think about making history, going forward".
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Azteca Stadium

The match will be held at the Azteca Stadium and here are some essential facts about the building:

The Azteca Stadium is located in Mexico City, with capacity for 87,000 spectators, being the largest in Mexico, the third largest in America and the eleventh largest in the world. It was designed by architects Pedro Ramirez Vazquez and Rafael Mijares Alcérreca, and began its construction in 1962 as part of the project to host the 1970 World Cup.  It was inaugurated on May 29, 1966.

It is the only stadium that has hosted two FIFA World Cup finals, in Mexico 1970 and Mexico 1986. The first final saw the consecration of Pelé as the "king" of soccer, and the second saw the consolidation of Diego Armando Maradona as a historic figure of world football.


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On Rayados' side, although they have just one defeat in Liga MX, the Monterrey fans are not so happy with the performance of 'Vasco' Aguirre and his team and this crucial match against Cruz Azul, which will serve as a prelude to the Clasico Regio. Los Rayados have not been able to win in four games. Monterrey will have a nearly full squad for Thursday's match, with the exception of Vincent Janssen, who is still recovering from pubalgia. Rayados will arrive at the Estadio Azteca with a slight advantage.


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Cruz Azul

Cruz Azul has not had the best start to its title defense, with many problems in the squad due to injuries and players on loan to their national teams. Coach Reynoso has struggled with his squad and the results, so the match against Monterrey in the semifinal of the CONCACAF Champions League would be the perfect opportunity to get back on track. Cruz Azul will have to come back from a 1-0 deficit in the first leg at the BBVA, scored by Maximiliano Meza. 


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