The former Cruz Azul player recalled his last game against the Eagles and assured that this Sunday La Maquina wins
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Former player Gerardo “Jerry” Flores relived one of the most bitter moments for him and for the celestial fans (Photo: Cuartoscuro)
Cruz Azul and América will star in one more edition of the young classic this Sunday. The game, in addition to being three points to be the leader of the competition, has many stories and passages that have happened during the 90 minutes.
Former player Gerardo “Jerry” Flores relived one of the most bitter moments for him and for the heavenly fans. On the occasion of the meeting, he told how he lived his last game against the Eagles .
“Yes, this was my last classic. Full of fury and courage. Overcome by my love of these colors, there was no one to stop me and I could not control myself , “said the former footballer on his Twitter account, where he added a photo where he is being expelled from the match.
However, although he will no longer be on the field, he assured that La Maquina will beat his staunch rival this Sunday . “You learn and win … AND TODAY WE HAVE TO WIN and I'm not just talking about this game, This LEAGUE is BLUE (sic)”, he concluded.
The former Cruz Azul player remembered his last game against America (Photo: Twitter / @ jerryflores15)
The match Jerry referred to was the final of the 2018 Apertura tournament . Cruz Azul and América met in the big game for the second time in the last decade, matches that would be won by those led by Miguel Herrera.
On that occasion, the cement producers were losing 1-0 in the match and the aggregate score. It was the 88th minute. Roberto Alvarado stopped a azulcrema attack commanded by Edson Álvarez, which caused the Coapa player to throw himself on the floor.
Flores, who was watching the game from the bench, could not hold and entered the field to seek that Edson did not do more time. The referee, without hesitation, sent him to the showers for violent behavior.
In the end, America would lift the Liga MX title and its 13th championship . Cruz Azul, with the painful reputation of losing finals, would stay on the line again to add more than 20 years without a League trophy.
Now Cruz Azul is superior
The Machine is the one that arrives with better numbers than the Eagles (Photo: EFE)
In this young classic, La Maquina is the one that arrives with better numbers than the Eagles . The celestial are the super-leaders of the general table with 25 points, where they accumulate two lost games, one draw and eight wins.
However, the Eagles also have a good position . The azulcremas are in third position, (below León) with 23 points, the product of two lost games, two draws, and seven victories.
Those from Coapa are the best offense of the tournament with 22 goals . Mexican Henry Martin and Uruguayan Federico Viñas are the team's two top scorers, with five goals each.
On the other hand, those of La Noria have Uruguayan Jonathan “Cabecita” Rodríguez , who is the top scorer of the tournament with 10 goals. Likewise, the cement producers are the second best offensive of the contest together with the UNAM Pumas, with 20 balls to the net each.
Those from Coapa are the best offense of the tournament with 22 goals (Photo: EFE)
As for the defenses, La Maquina once again prevails from the numbers , as it is the second best in the tournament with 9 goals conceded, only behind the Esmeraldas. The Eagles add 15 goals within their goal and are the team with the most scores received within the first eight of the table.
Cruz Azul is the one who has won the last matches of the classic . In the friendly match of the Cup for Mexico, the celestes beat the azulcremas (4-1), while the last league match that faced them was also won by those led by Robert Dante Siboldi (1-0).
Although both teams play in the mythical Azteca Stadium , the cement manufacturers will be the administrative premises on this occasion. The game will be this Sunday , October 27 at 8:45 p.m. (Central Mexico time) and the transmission will be on the TUDN network.