Cruz Azul far from the numbers of its last title in the Clausura 2021 tournament – La Opinion

Cruz Azul far from the numbers of its last title in the Clausura 2021 tournament – La Opinion

However, the great tournament that Cruz Azul has registered in the current Clausura 2024 competition With 30 points in third place in the general table, the reality is that the nine victories they register will be far from the 13 that the Celeste Machine added in the Closing 2021 where he achieved his last League title. Even if they beat Toluca this weekend in the last game of the current competition, they would reach 33 points, remaining eight points away from the performance that allowed them to take the crown when they added 41 points.

Cruz Azul in the Clausura 2021 left behind a curse of 23 years without lifting a crown and now it has added four years of drought, with tournaments between blue and good nights, with very poor performances as in the last Apertura 2023 championship where there were coaching changes, among them the Brazilian Ricardo Ferretti.

On that occasion he left América behind, which reached 38 pointsin an even fight between both bitter rivals, since their closest pursuers were Puebla and Monterrey, who were ten points away from the Águilas and 13 from the Celeste Machine.

Even three years ago, América added one less victory than Cruz Azul with 12 to 13 for the cement workers, while Monterrey managed to accumulate 8 wins to seven for the Pueblans, who were the ones who gave the biggest fight to both América and Cruz Azul .

Current tournament

In the current Clausura 2024 tournament, the nine victories that Cruz Azul has have been over Mazatlán 2-1, Tijuana 1-0, Querétaro 1-3, Atlético San Luis 3-0, Tigres 1-0, León 2-3, Chivas 3-0, Monterrey 2-1 and Puebla 0-1, while They have tied with FC Juárez and Pumas 0-0, as well as against Atlas 2-2, for the 30 points they have recorded in performance and with only four defeats with Pachuca 0-1, América 0-1, Santos 3-0 and Necaxa 1-2.

The Clausura 2021 tournament numbers

Meanwhile, in the championship of the ninth and last crown of Cruz Azul, the thirteen victories of the celestial team were over Pachuca 0-1, Querétaro 4-1, Necaxa 0-2, Tigres 0-2, Toluca 3-2, León 0-1, Mazatlán 1-0, Pumas 0-1, Monterrey 1-0, Atlas 3-2, FC Juárez 0-1, Chivas 1-0 and Atlético San Luis 3-2.

Even in this championship they equaled León’s mark for most consecutive victories in short tournaments with 12 that they had imposed in the Clausura 2019 and that the cement team was able to match in a very spectacular tournament where they ended up beating Santos Laguna in the grand final to win the crown.

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Four years ago, Cruz Azul added 13 victories that catapulted it to the coronation in the Clausura 2021 tournament, the last in its history and now the Machine will want to replicate that feat with a better season, but it could not match the conquest of ninth place. championship. Photo: Eloisa Sánchez/Imago7.

So if the Machine wins this weekend against Toluca it would be three wins away from that season, so we will have to wait to know if it will have the energy to reach the long-awaited tenth championship.

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