Finalizado

Cruz Azul 1-2 Atlas

Clausura 2020: Atlas snatch late winner to serve Cruz Azul opening day defeat

Ignacio Jeraldino scored a late winner as Atlas beat Cruz Azul 1-2 in the first week of the Mexican championship to take up third place in the table.

The team managed by Leandro Cufre beats Cruz Azul in the first week of the mexican championship and sum up their first 3 points of the season.
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Atlas made a bold statement with their victory against Cruz Azul in the opening day of the Clausura 2020. The Guadalajara-based side came from behind to beat La Máquina 2-1.

However it was Cruz Azul who were ahead first - they took an early lead through Elías Hernández on 16 minutes but by the half hour, they were down to 10 men after Orbelin Pineda was sent off. Atlas made the most of their numerical advantage with Ángel Castañeda levelling the score just before half-time and Ignacio Jeraldino finding a late winner on 87 minutes.

The attendance was disappointing for Cruz Azul with just 500 fans showing up at the Aztec for the opening game of the season. Cruz Azul have not won the title since 1997 - a distant memory for the fans. The team are back in action on Friday - away from home this time, as guests of Atlético San Luis.