The hosts for this game may be seen as the massive favorite for this game, but anything can happen when these Liga MX clubs face each other.

The heated rivalry between two of the most popular Liga MX teams will write one more chapter to its record books today, as América and Cruz Azul get ready to lock horns at Azteca Stadium. Both teams have their own reasons to look for all the points, but we will get to that soon enough.

One more win for América here not only would confirm them as title contenders, it would also end a woeful winless streak against their rivals. Added to that, Fernando Ortiz's men would keep their rise through the rankings of the competition, with a good chance to finish the weekend in fourth after a disappointing start of this campaign.

On the other side of the pitch, Cruz Azul's unflattering run has seen them drop to 17th place prior to the start of this game, far from where this club should be according to the investment made to hire players and coach Diego Aguirre. A loss here would set the alarms on once more, and fans will once again start adding pressure to a team that has not performed well when things are not going their way.

Let us give you a glimpse of what's coming between these clubs on Saturday night.

América vs Cruz Azul - Team news

América have recovered their form of old by winning their last three matches in a row. What really stands out is that Los Azulcremas have beaten some of their fiercest rivals in the process by scoring three goals in each of those games, the first one against Pumas (3-0), and the other one against Pachuca (3-0). Their remaining match in this run was sorted out with a 2-1 win against Juárez. These wins have lifted América to fifth place in the competition, and what should give their fans even more hope is that they still have one more game in hand, which could see them rise to fourth if things go their way.

On the other hand, Cruz Azul will enter this clash on a woeful three-game losing streak. To make matters worse, La Máquina have dropped points in two of those matches despite playing at home. Their most recent game ended in a 2-1 defeat against Tijuana, a match where they had taken the lead, but defensive mistakes condemned them to one more defeat. Cruz Azul have conceded eighteen goals in the competition, which is the joint-worst in Liga MX this season.

Monterrey - Injured: Roger Martínez. Doubtful: Nestor Araujo.

Tigres UANL - Injured: Alejandro Mayorga.

América vs Cruz Azul - Head-to-head

  • Cruz Azul are unbeaten against América in the past seven games (four wins, three draws).

  • América's last win against Cruz Azul happened on May 9, 2019. That liguilla game ended in a 3-1 victory for Las Águilas.

  • The most recent match between these clubs ended in a goalless draw on April 30, 2022.

  • Jonathan Rodríguez led Cruz Azul to their most recent Liga MX tile in 2021. Now, the Uruguayan ace will face his former team trying to add to his two-goal tally against La Máquina. He scored those goals when playing for Santos Laguna.

  • América's coach Fernando Ortiz will face Cruz Azul for the second time in his career. His previous match facing La Máquina ended in a goalless draw a couple of months ago.

  • Cruz Azul's boss Diego Aguirre will face América for the third time in his coaching career and the first time as Cruz Azul's coach. He has won once and lost one more time against Las Águilas.

Broadcast info: América vs Cruz Azul

In Mexico: TUDN En Vivo, Blim TV, TUDN, Canal 5 Televisa.

In the U.S.:, Univision NOW, TUDN App, TUDN USA, Univision.

In Central America (C. Rica. Dominican Rep., El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama): TUDN. 


Match details, result and original broadcast info

América 7 - 0 Cruz Azul

August 20, 2022 10:05pmEstadio Azteca (Ciudad de México (D.F.))

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