The Mexican title will be decided on Sunday with La Machina with a slim advantage
Luis Romo gave the green light electrically on Thursday, putting a defender in the middle of a twisted run into the box before capitalizing on a happy bounce of the ball to find the back of the net. His effort gave the favorite Cruz Azul additional comfort at the Azteca stadium in the second leg.
However, Santos Laguna was difficult to contain in a magical run to the final.
Ahead of the game, Goal has details on how to watch TV, live stream online, team news and more.
|Thu||Cruz Azul vs. Santos Laguna|
|Dated||Sunday May 30|
|Time||6:15 p.m. PT / 9:15 p.m. ET|
TV channel, live streaming and how to watch
In the United States (US), the game can be watched live on TUDN USA or Univision. An online stream for the match will be available on the TUDN or Univision NOW app.
|american tv channel||Online feed|
|TUDN United States, Univision||TUDN application, Univision NOW|
Team news and lists
|Position||Cruz Azul’s team|
|Goalkeepers||Crown, Jurado, Gudino|
|Defenders||Rivero, Escobar, Dominguez, Aldrete, Aguilar, Martinez, Lichnovsky, Pena, Garcia|
|Midfielder||Yotun, Romo, Baca, Fernandez, Alvarado, Hernandez, Pineda|
|Before||Rodriguez, Gimenez, Angulo|
Cruz Azul brings a healthy squad for the second leg, and although manager Juan Reynoso did not kick off Gimenez in attack after his exploits in the semifinals for the first leg, it is possible that he change of scenery for the second leg in a home environment where Gimenez could be more comfortable.
There will also be the decision to play Ignacio Rivero as a full-back or push him further into a winger role.
Starting eleven planned for Cruz Azul: Corona, Escobar, Aguilar, Dominguez, Aldrete, Baca, Fernandez, Romo, Rivero, Rodriguez, Gimenez.
|Position||Santos Laguna players|
|Defenders||Doria, Caicedo, Andrade, Rodriguez, Monjaraz, Orrantia, Govea|
|Midfielder||Torres, Otero, Valdes, Cervantes, Gorriaran, Munoz, Preciado, Ibarguen, Isijara, Prieto|
|Before||Aguirre, Ocejo, Jeraldino|
Winger Brian Lozano is sidelined for the season due to injury.
Scheduled starting eleven from Santos Laguna : Acevedo, Orrantia, Doria, Caicedo, Monjaraz, Cervantes, Gorriaran, Valdes, Otero, Preciado, Aguirre.
Recent and one-on-one results
Cruz Azul & Santos Laguna last five results
|Santos Laguna Results||Cruz Azul Results|
|(May 27) Santos Laguna 0-1 Cruz Azul||(May 27) Cruz Azul 1-0 Santos Laguna|
|(May 23) Santos Laguna 0-1 Puebla||(May 22) Cruz Azul 1-0 Pachuca|
|(May 20) Santos Laguna 3-0 Puebla||(May 19) Cruz Azul 0-0 Pachuca|
|(May 16) Santos Laguna 1-1 Monterrey||(May 15) Cruz Azul 3-1 Toluca|
|(May 13) Santos Laguna 2-1 Monterrey||(May 12) Cruz Azul 1-2 Toluca|
Cruz Azul vs Santos Laguna head to head
|May 27, 2021||Cruz Azul 1-0 Santos Laguna|
|January 11, 2021||Santos Lagoon 1-0 Cruz Azul|
|July 26, 2020||Cruz Azul 2-0 Santos Laguna|