Cruz Azul, one of the most popular clubs in Mexican soccer, extended its winning streak to 12 games on Saturday after beating Chivas 1-0 and established itself as the leader of the Guard1anes Clausura tournament with 36 points. Cruz Azul's Sky Machine equaled the 12 consecutive victories set by Necaxa in the 1934-1935 season and León in the Clausura 2019 tournament.
"The truth is not easy to reach 12 consecutive victories, but each game and each training session has been very hard work, and there is the reward for the boys," said Óscar Velázquez, technical assistant for the Peruvian Juan Reynoso, who was sent off in the game. for claiming arbitration decisions.
"We know and recognize that there is still a long way to go for what is important, for what you want to win, which is the title, the boys are aware of that and they work with that awareness and professionalism," added Velázquez.
In the match of the fourteenth day, Cruz Azul won with the goal scored by Uruguayan Jonathan Rodríguez in the 51st minute when he defined before the departure of goalkeeper Antonio Rodríguez after receiving a pass from Roberto Alvarado.
"We add three and we go for more. All together!" Posted Jonathan Rodríguez on his Twitter account.
With his victory, Cruz Azul secured his direct place in the postseason to seek the title, an instance accessed by the clubs that occupy the first four places in the general table at the end of the 17 games of the regular season.