Santos Laguna And Cruz Azul Will Be Competing For The Middle Table

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Santos Laguna vs Cruz Azul Prediction

Santos Laguna defeated Cruz Azul in their last meeting and are unbeaten in the last three. They could draw another match, however, as both teams are in similar form.

Santos Laguna had to score an injury-time goal earlier in the season to defeat Cruz Azul. Diego Medina scored in the 94th minute of the match to seal the win after they took an early lead in the 5th minute.

Azul won the match but was soon trailed by Harold Preciado’s score. Uriel Antuna had the chance to equalize in the 21st minute, but Carlos Acevedo saved his penalty, and the score line remained unchanged until midway through the second half.

Jose Rivero scored the equalizer for Azul and looked poised to take a point. Medina won the match for Santos, who finished the season outside of the playoffs.

The last time Azul beat Santos was last year’s Clausura. They had just 36% possession in the game but managed to get the lone goal in the match.

Luis Romo scored in the 71st minute to help his side collect all three points from the game. Despite having 64% of the ball, Santos Laguna only managed to get a single shot on target from the 16 efforts.

Both sides reached the playoffs in last year’s Apertura. They will want to do it again. Santos Laguna could not repeat their performances in Clausura and ended up finishing outside the top 12 and missing out on the playoffs.

Santos Laguna’s Form has Been an Issue

Santos Laguna made moves in the transfer markets after they were unable to reach the Clausura playoffs. Cecilio Dominguez was signed and Jose Lozano was loaned to them by Godoy Cruz.

Omar Campos and Jordan Carrillo have been promoted from the U20 side as well. A few sales have occurred with Joel Garcia and Adrian Lozano leaving. Ulises Rivas was also released.

Santos Laguna had a very dramatic start to their season. They were at home to Monterrey and were 2-0 down in the 21st minute. Fernando Gorriaran’s penalty, Felix Torres and a goal by Fernando Gorriaran helped them draw level just before the half-hour mark. Rogelio Funes Moi made it 3-1 for the away team after an hour.

Santos Laguna was still in the lead with five minutes remaining when Harold Preciado scored the equalizer. Brian Lozano scored the winning goal from injury time. Laguna won thanks to his penalty.

However, their late victory did not boost their confidence. They were defeated 1-0 by Puebla in their next match and only allowed one goal.

Gustavo Ferrareis scored only goal in the match. Santos was solid throughout. They faced 17 shots, with seven on target but did well to concede just one goal.

Santos had to win the following game against CD Guadalajara. Jose de Jesus Gonzalez handed the away side an early lead in the second half, before Eduardo Aguirre equalized for Santos in the 70th minute to get them a draw.

Their winless streak grew to three when they played Toluca the following week. Leonardo Fernandez and Jordan Sierra scored in the first 25 minutes for the home side and Santos had to wait until the 75th minute to pull one back. Hugo Rodriguez scored a goal that made the score respectable, but didn’t spark any comeback.

Santos won against Atlas to finally end their losing streak. Juan Brunetta won the match’s long goal at the hour mark, netting them three points.

Santos Laguna Team News

Ayrton Preciado suffered a Tibia Fracture. He has been out of action since February.

Cruz Azul Have Found Some Balance After a Shock Start

Cruz Azul finished 10th in Apertura last season and got better in Clausura. Although they performed well, finishing 8th on the table, Tigres knocked them out in the quarterfinals.

They Atlas participated in Supercop Liga MX and beat the Clausura and Apertura champions in a penalty shootout.

Azul has signed only one player this season – Carlos Rotondi, Defensa. Apart from that, Gonzalo Carneiro has been loaned in from FC Sion, and Rodrigo Huescas has been promoted from the U20 side.

However, the team lost Santiago Gimenez, their star player to Feyenoord. Although the striker had been in great form, he decided that a switch to the Dutch team was the best for him. After being released,

Romulo Oltero, Pablo Aguilar and Adrian Aldrete were also removed from the squad. After being dropped by Azul’s final team, Luis Angel Mendoza decided to take a break. Santiago Gimenez, Azul’s hero in their first match against Tigres UNAL was . The striker scored from the spot in the 93rd minute to seal a dramatic win. To beat Tigres, Azul needed to lead the match three times.

They could not win the second game as Atlas and Pachuca defeated them. Santiago Gimenez impressed with his scores in both of the games, making it look good.

The Mexican striker, who scored two goals against Puebla, was on the scoresheet again for the fourth consecutive time. The away team managed to draw with Azul, and took home a point.

Santiago Gimenez was unable to score when Azul played Atletico De San Luis in week 5. In the opening five minutes of the second period, the striker was injured and couldn’t continue. Azul scored a point and the match was abandoned.

Azul won against Club Necaxa in their season’s first match without Gimenez. Ivan Morales scored the lone goal of the match for Azul despite them having just 41% possession and 7 shots, compared to the 17 taken by Necaxa.

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How to Watch Santos Laguna vs Cruz Azul

Teams Santos Laguna vs Cruz Azul Location Estadio TSM Corona Time Saturday, August 6 at 9 pm EST onwards How to watch Univision networks TUDN and UniMas, ESPN Deportes, Telemundo and Fox Deportes

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