The Mexican title will be decided on Sunday with La Machina carrying a slim advantage
Cruz Azul hosts Santos Laguna Sunday during the second stage of the Liga MX final holding a 1-0 cumulative advantage that brings the club on the verge of ending a 24-year drought for the trophy.
Luis Romo provided the go-ahead goal electrically on Thursday, crushing a defender in the middle of a twisted run into the box before capitalizing on a lucky bounce from the ball to find the back of the net. His efforts bring favorite Cruz Azul additional comfort at the Azteca stadium in the second leg.
However, Santos Laguna was difficult to maintain in a magical race to the final.
Ahead of the game, Goal has details on how to watch TV, live stream online, team news and more.
|Thu||Cruz Azul vs. Santos Laguna|
|Dated||Sunday May 30|
|Time||6:15 p.m. PT / 9:15 p.m. ET|
TV channel, live streaming and how to watch
In the United States (US), the game can be watched live on TUDN USA or Univision. An online stream for the match will be available on TUDN App or Univision NOW.
|American TV channel||Online feed|
|TUDN United States, Univision||TUDN application, Univision NOW|
Team news and lists
|Position||Squad of Cruz Azul|
|Goalkeepers||Corona, Jurado, Gudino|
|Defenders||Rivero, Escobar, Dominguez, Aldrete, Aguilar, Martinez, Lichnovsky, Pena, Garcia|
|Midfielders||Yotun, Romo, Baca, Fernandez, Alvarado, Hernandez, Pineda|
|Attackers||Rodriguez, Gimenez, Angulo|
Cruz Azul brings a healthy squad to the second leg, and although manager Juan Reynoso didn’t start Gimenez in the attack after his heroics in the semi-finals for the first leg, there is a possibility that he will change tune for the return leg in a home environment where Gimenez could be more comfortable.
There will also be the decision to play Ignacio Rivero as a full-back or be pushed further into a wing role.
Cruz Azul’s predicted starting eleven: Corona, Escobar, Aguilar, Dominguez, Aldrete, Baca, Fernandez, Romo, Rivero, Rodriguez, Gimenez.
|Position||Santos Laguna players|
|Defenders||Doria, Caicedo, Andrade, Rodriguez, Monjaraz, Orrantia, Govea|
|Midfielders||Torres, Otero, Valdes, Cervantes, Gorriaran, Munoz, Preciado, Ibarguen, Isijara, Prieto|
|Attackers||Aguirre, Ocejo, Jeraldino|
Winger Brian Lozano is sidelined for the season due to injury.
Starting eleven scheduled for Santos Laguna : Acevedo, Orrantia, Doria, Caicedo, Monjaraz, Cervantes, Gorriaran, Valdes, Otero, Preciado, Aguirre.
Recent and face-to-face results
Cruz Azul & Santos Laguna last five results
|Santos Laguna Results||Cruz Azul Results|
|(May 27) Santos Laguna 0-1 Cruz Azul||(May 27) Cruz Azul 1-0 Santos Laguna|
|(May 23) Santos Laguna 0-1 Puebla||(May 22) Cruz Azul 1-0 Pachuca|
|(May 20) Santos Laguna 3-0 Puebla||(May 19) Cruz Azul 0-0 Pachuca|
|(May 16) Santos Laguna 1-1 Monterrey||(May 15) Cruz Azul 3-1 Toluca|
|(May 13) Santos Laguna 2-1 Monterrey||(May 12) Cruz Azul 1-2 Toluca|
Cruz Azul vs Santos Laguna head to head
|May 27, 2021||Cruz Azul 1-0 Santos Laguna|
|Jan 11, 2021||Santos Laguna 1-0 Cruz Azul|
|July 26, 2020||Cruz Azul 2-0 Santos Laguna|