La Máquina del Cruz Azul extends its crisis in the Apertura 2023 after losing 1-0 against the Tuzos del Pachuca, within matchday 5 of the championship.
In a match of very few emotions, both squads canceled out in the middle of the field, but the Machine looked a little more dangerous.
But the lack of forcefulness of both elements was reflected in the first half, after errors by Cambindo, from Azul, and Roberto de la Rosa, from Pachuca.
Already in the second part, Pachuca took advantage of a blunder by Rodrigo Huescas. The defender sent the ball back and Ilian Hernández stole it to drive, and then fired a shot that shot Andrés Gudiño, at minute 62.
Cruz Azul tried to respond, but Joaquín Moreno’s team ran out of ideas in front, and even made two controversial decisions, after two penalties that were not scored.
With the result, the Machine remains in the penultimate place in the general table, with a single point. While Pachuca rises to ninth place, with six units. On the following date, the Tuzos will face Atlético de San Luis and Cruz Azul against Monterrey.