The Pumas come from behind to beat Cruz Azul and stay alive

Pumas players celebrate their triumph against Cruz Azul today, during a match on matchday 17 of the 2021 Apertura Tournament of the Mexican Soccer League MX, at the Olympic University Stadium in Mexico City (Mexico). EFE / Alex Cruz

Mexico, Nov 7 (EFE) .- The Brazilian Diogo De Oliveira scored a couple of goals to lead this Sunday a comeback of the Pumas that beat the champion Cruz Azul 4-3 and stayed alive in the 2021 Apertura tournament of Mexican football .
De Oliveira, twice, Arturo Ortiz and Argentine Favio Álvarez scored for the university team, while Roberto Alvarado made all three goals for the Blues.
Forced to win to keep their chances of reaching the quarterfinals alive, Argentine coach Andrés Lillini’s Pumas came out to press and in the 6th minute took advantage of a defense oversight to take advantage with a header from Ortiz in a shot corner.
Cruz Azul reacted with Alvarado on a great afternoon against some Pumas with a disorderly rear, which although they had the possession longer, 55-45, suffered with the aim of the celestial in the attack.
In the 12th minute, Alvarado made it 1-1 with a left-foot strike at the corner at the exit of goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera, in the 21st, the “Piojo” made a rebound from the goalkeeper and put the ball in the net, in a defense error, and in the 44th minute he accepted a pass from José Martínez and extended the difference to 1-3.
The Pumas came out to kill or die in the second half and in a few seconds they approached the scoreboard with a left-handed goal from Álvarez.
The Peruvian Yoshimar Yotún crashed a ball into the post for the celestial ones, after which the Pumas took over the game against a shy and uncoordinated Cruz Azul in the midfield.
Álvarez touched the possibility of the goal in the 58th minute and it was De Oliveira who accepted a serve from Argentine Juan Dinenno and from the right tied it 3-3.
The Argentine Lucas Passerini ruled with everything in favor for Cruz Azul, in the 75th minute, in a match that closed at great pace, with both teams looking for the rival goal.
With pride, the Pumas turned the game around with another goal from Diogo De Oliveira, with a left-foot strike hitting the post, against a Cruz Azul without claw and with no response.
The Pumas climbed to eleventh place and Cruz Azul, which added its second loss of the week, remained in eighth; They will contest the pass to the quarterfinals in the play-off.
América, Atlas, León and Tigres UANL, occupying the first four places, signed their pass to the phase of the eight best, which will be completed with the winners of the play-off, in which the occupants of the places from fifth to twelfth.
This Sunday Santos Laguna will host San Luis in a match whose result will determine the reclassification match.



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