The Club America vs Cruz Azul 2018 Apertura final will be broadcast live online and on TV as Los Azulcremas host Los Celestes at the Estadio Azteca this Thursday, December 13, 2018, at 7:00 PM Pacific for the first-leg.
The final that everyone in Mexico was hoping for is here as Club America and Cruz Azul start a fierce duel at the Estadio Azteca that will last for at least 180 minutes. There is no clear winner in this matchup and there is no home-field advantage as both teams call the Estadio Azteca home.
Club America finished second in the Liga MX 2018 Apertura just behind Cruz Azul on the final league table. Los Azulcremas had a hard-fought 5-4 win on aggregate against Toluca in the quarterfinals and demolished Pumas UNAM by an aggregate score of 7-2 in the semifinal stage.
Guido Rodriguez may be the x-factor for Club America in the midfield and the backline is also a strong component of the team with Bruno Valdez and Emanuel Aguilera. Including the playoffs, Aguilera and Valdez have combined for a total of 12 goals scored, a number that most top strikers cannot even get to in Mexico.
Cruz Azul finished first in the Liga MX 2018 Apertura and also finished with the best defense in the league with just 13 goals conceded. La Maquina breezed past Queretaro in the quarterfinals, but tied 1-1 against Monterrey in the semifinals with Cruz Azul’s first-place finish being the decisive factor.
Pedro Caixinha also has a solid midfield led by Ivan Marcone along with a backline led by Pablo Aguilar and also has a much more consistent offense than Club America. Edgar Mendez, Roberto Alvarado, Elias Hernandez and Milton Caraglio have all been solid this season and should be able to challenge Agustin Marchesin and America’s backline.
Club America vs Cruz Azul Prediction
There are no favorites heading into this encounter, but Club America undeniably has the momentum after dismantling Pumas UNAM. FutnSoccer predicts an exciting 2-2 draw in the first-leg of the series at the Estadio Azteca that should prove to be a very enticing duel.
Watch Club America vs Cruz Azul Online
The Cruz Azul vs Club America Liga MX 2018 final will be broadcast at 6:30 PM Pacific:
TV Schedule: Univision Deportes, Univision
Watch Live Online: FuboTV (Watch 7 Days Free)