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Cruz Azul 2-1 LA Galaxy: Cruz Azul reaches Leagues Cup final

Guillermo Barros Schelotto, LA Galaxy's coach

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Final Time | Cruz Azul 2-1 LA Galaxy, Leagues Cup

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Cruz Azul winning goal

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GAME OVER!!! Cruz Azul onto the GRAND FINAL!

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The ref says three more minutes!

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Corner! LA Galaxy gets a last chance but the attempt ends in nothing!

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two minutes left of regular time

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Cruz Azul inside LA galaxy small area wanting to put the cherry on top but fails to finished the play

Emil Cuello awesome strike!

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Galaxy moving forward but Barros Schelotto's side is lacking intensity in their quest to tie the game

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We're minutes away from the end of the match with neither team seeking to go forward with more pressure, not even LA Galaxy

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Corona needs help after a colision during the corner kick... the Mexican goalie stands up and the game is back on

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Corner! Galaxy with a nice chance, but the LA attempt ends in nothing despite the close call

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Cruz Azul - In goes Hernandez for Orbelin Pineda

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The long shots are starting to take center stage with both teams looking for a counter attack but don't seem to be in a rush... none of them

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The pace of the game has slow down a bit as both teams are moving the plays to center field

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Corner! Cruz Azul with a nice chance, but the LA Galaxy defense manages to clear the ball going for the counter attack but the attempt is blocked

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Foul! Cruz Azul wins a free kick in the defensive half

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The LA side is slowly pushing Cruz Azul into their side of the field, but the Liga MX team stays compact in defense

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The lines have open a bit from both sides as the game wants to take a back and forth rhythm with Cruz Azul setting the pace

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Galaxy found a way into Corona's side but the Mexican defense is well on spot and blocked every attempt LA created

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Cruz Azul is no rush and is just playing the ball while Galaxy is trying to find a way to take the ball

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Cruz Azul - In goes Fernandez for Alvarado

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Cruz Azul recovers the ball and starts pressuring hard up front all over again

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Galaxy with the ball, controling so far and pushing Cruz Azul into their side of the field, but the Mexican team is not an easy rival...

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Pipo Gonzalez !!! The defender saves Orbelin's attempt who almost scored the third for the Liga MX side!

The LA attempt end in nothing...

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Galaxy looking to score pressuring Cruz Azul who sends the ball to corner, the first attempt goes to the other side and its a corner again

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Barros Schelotto asking his players to be calm and to play forward

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GOOOOOOAAAAAL ORBELIN!!! Cruz Azul strikes again a dressing room goal!

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Cruz Azul uses the same formula and starts pressuring Galaxy hard up front

Second half is a go!

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Whistle! The game is tied after 45 minutes

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ORBELIN PINEDAAA !!! He manages to find a clearing but his header goes to the side, although he was caught off side!

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Galaxy gained some momentum but still Cruz Azul controls the pace of the match...

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The game moves to center field, with Cruz Azul seeking to score before the whistle

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GOOOOOOOAAAAAL CUELLO!!! What a goal to tie the game!!!

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Cruz Azul answers as they have a free kick in attack!

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COOOROOONAAA!!!! What a strike by Galaxy they almost tie the game if itt wasn't for the Mexican goalie who blocked the attempt

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FOUL! LA Galaxy with a nice chance in attack as they won a free kick in the offensive half

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Yotun with the strike but his attempt goes wide over Lampson box, and Cruz Azul misses a nice one

Alvarez is ok, delay over game back on!

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Favio Alvarez goes down on the grass, and the medical assistance gets into the field to check on him

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Corner! Cruz Azul gets a nice chance in attack, but the attempt is cleared by the LA defense

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Galaxy with the long strike looking to create some danger while opening up spaces, but the Mexican defense is well on spot blocking every shot

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Orbelin asking for a corner, after his play but the ref doesn't call for it and the ball is for Galaxy

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Galaxy goes for the counter attack, but there's no one on the receiving end to create some danger, and the attempt ends in nothing as Cruz Azul recovers the ball

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LA Galaxy keeps looking for spaces and a way to control the ball, but Cruz Azul is the one setting the pace

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Galaxy with the ball goes for the collective play led by Efrain Alvarez, but despite the effort, Cruz Azul closes its lines and the LA attempt ends in nothing

Madueña's goal

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CLOOOOSEEE!!! Cruz Azul keeps complicating things for Galaxy as the Mexicans were real close of the second goal

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Galaxy trying to wake up gets all the way into Cruz Azul side, but the defense was on spot to stop the MLSers attempt

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The Liga MX side has pushed the LA team backwards and into their side of the field

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Galaxy can't seem to fid their way in the game as Cruz Azul is controling the game

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Cruz Azul controling the rhythm and the ball so far as they're pressuring hard up front getting closer and closer to their second goal

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The LA team attempt ends in nothing as Cruz Azul clears the ball

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Galaxy wants to react and wins a free kick in the offensive half, with Alvarez sending a long shot that the Mexican defense sents to corner

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GOOOOAAAAAL MADUEÑA!!! Cruz Azul strikes first!

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Cruz Azul gets with ease to the LA Galaxy field, but the ball goes out and the home team gets the ball

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Cruz Azul gets the ball first and tries to pressure Galaxy

The referee says game on!

Cruz Azul jumps to the field for warmups

warmups underway!

AS to follow, Efraín Álvarez: Álvarez is LA galaxy young promise star. The Swedish scorer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has highlights the Mexican youth every time he has the chance.

LA Galaxy starting XI

LA Galaxy

Galaxy's road onto semifinals wasn't an easy one, as the squad from Los Angeles went all the way to the penalty shoot out. Barros Schelotto's has mentioned this tournament is of little value, so he'll probably use an alternate team as he did against Tijuana.

AS to follow, Roberto Alvarado: Alvarado is one of the most important players for Cruz Azul. He is a certain presence in the starting lineup and was a key piece during the match versus Chicago.

Cruz Azul Starting Lineup

Cruz Azul

It wasn't hard for the Mexican side to prevail in quarterfinals against Chicago Fire, as they beat the MLS team in regular time. Both goals that gave Pedro Caixinha the semifinal ticket, were scored by Roberto Alvarado and Elias Hernandez.

In the first Leagues Cup edition, Cruz Azul and LA Galaxy got their ticket for the semifinal match, and are now one step closer of reaching the Grand Final of the tournament that mixes the MLS and Liga MX.

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