The confrontation between Cruz Azul and América in the quarterfinals of the Sub 18 It turned into a real pitched battle, it all started after a score from the team of Machinewhen shoving that quickly turned into punches and kicks ensued.
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Both the players and the coaching staff of both teams were involved in the fight, which resulted in the suspension of four players by the Disciplinary Commission. Referee Óscar Guajardo made the decision to expel the players Diego Ramírez and Emilio Soria from Cruz Azul and América, respectively; In addition, the coaches Adrián Cortés and Daniel Ruiz also received sanctions.
Adrián Cortés, strategist of Machinewas punished with six games due to his violent conduct during the quarterfinal match, in terms of players sent off, Emilio Soria received a two-game suspension for throwing a push at an opponent, while Diego Ramírez was also punished with two commitments.
Despite this incident, Blue Cross managed to advance to the semifinals and will face Necaxa in the next phase; The U18 category has become the only hope for the club to obtain a title, since the first team was eliminated in the playoffs and the other categories did not reach the final instances.