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DT from Cruz Azul asks his players to raise their heads after losing to América: “We are not ostriches”

Last weekend, the young classic was played between Blue Cross and America for day 15 of the Closing Tournament of the MX League. The “machine” fell 3-1 against the “Águilas” and the rain of criticism fell on the players and technical director.

Ricardo Ferreti, Cruz Azul’s coach, gave statements after the tough defeat at Azteca and sent a message to his players. “When I arrived I found them crestfallen, sad, normal, they lost an important game, we stopped doing things to get a better result, they are human beings and it hurts”he expressed.

“I did not allow them to stay in this state, they are not ostriches, when certain games were won in the past I did not see them celebrating at the Ángel de la Independencia”added the technical director.

“So right now I didn’t see the need to go around whipping yourself in an attitude that I don’t like. I already spoke with them, we lost an important battle, but the war continues and on Saturday we have an opportunity to improve what we did with America “ended.

Summary, Cruz Azul – America

América needed to come back to beat Cruz Azul 1-3 and move up to second place in the Clausura of Mexican soccer, in a duel that played the second part with a man too many for the expulsion of Ecuadorian Michael Estrada.

Alejandro Zendejas, with two goals, and Henry Martín, with one, gave the Azulcremas victory and Uriel Antuna discounted for the light blues.

The duel began with intensity in the middle of the field; Uruguayan Jonathan Rodríguez, from América, smashed a ball into the post in the 8th minute and it was Cruz Azul who took the lead, in the 12th minute. Antuna accepted a service from the Argentine Carlos Rotondi and, after an error by the Spanish Alvaro Fidalgo put the ball in the net.

The two cadres maintained an offensive proposal; Rotondi let go of the second goal for the Blues, when he missed in the area with everything in his favor, at minute 37, a minute before the Chilean Diego Valdés wasted a good combination by América.

At minute 42 Zendejas accepted a ball and on the edge of the area scored the equalizing goal with a left-footed strike.

In the compensation time of the initial half, Cruz Azul was left with one less man on the field due to the expulsion of Estrada, due to a violent tackle on Fidalgo’s leg, before and after the game, from then on dominated by the Eagles.

América took advantage of an error by Erick Lira, took advantage with another goal from Zendejas, in the 47th minute, through a pass from Henry Martín, who confirmed himself as the leader of the championship scorers by adding his thirteenth goal in the 63rd minute, with a forehand , with the assistance of Valdés.

Cruz Azul did not get up and if they did not get another goal it was because in stoppage time Valdés, on a great night, crashed the ball into the crossbar.

With the victory, América rose to second place with eight wins, six draws, one loss and 30 points, four less than the leader Monterrey. Cruz Azul is eighth with 21.

Source: Elcomercio

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