Cruz Azul reacted in the second half of the match against Atlas and is closer to the title of Champion of Champions: Ángel Romero scored the partial 2-1.
Ángel Romero scored the goal of Cruz Azul's comeback over Atlas. (Photo: TUDN Capture)
Cruz Azul started by losing the match against Atlas, for the title of Champion of Champions, but there was a good reaction in the second half. After some dangerous arrivals, Ángel Romero finally appeared to inflate the nets and put the 'Machine' 2-1 partial at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson.
The squad led by Diego Aguirre advanced intelligently from the right, although initially there was a center that did not reach its destination. Although the defense of the 'Foxes' showed solidity at that moment, the ball did not leave the area and that benefited Juan Escobar, who was on the attack.
The Cruz Azul defender made a strange move and volleyed, with his back to the Atlas goal, to enable Ángel Romero. The Paraguayan striker was attentive, he launched a 'popcorn' to define and, with a previous spike on the grass, he overcame the resistance of goalkeeper Camilo Vargas.
¡¡¡G⚽ ⚽ ⚽L!!! ¡¡Ángel Romero!! Con un cabezazo, el paraguayo le dio la ventaja a la Máquina.
— Liga BBVA MX (@LigaBBVAMX) June 27, 2022
Atlas vs. Cruz Azul: Liga MX Super Cup Preview
The 'Foxes', winners of the 2021 Opening and the 2022 Clausura, will face the 'Máquina', the winner of the Champion of Champions of the 2021-22 season. In this way, the teams led by coaches Diego Cocca and Diego Aguirre (replacing Peruvian Juan Reynoso) begin the 2022-2023 academic year in Mexican soccer.
Atlas, who is looking for another trophy for his showcases, maintains the base of the squad that conquered Mexico in the previous season. After the departures of Gonzalo Maroni, Franco Troyansky and Brayan Garnica, the Guadalajara club closed the additions of full-back Idekel Domínguez and Peruvian Edison Flores, who will meet his compatriot Anderson Santamaría.
On their side, Cruz Azul is starting a new cycle under the guidance of Uruguayan Diego Aguirre. With the DT, the club announced the departures of Paraguayan Pablo Aguilar (defense), Adrián Aldrete (defense), Luis Mendoza (midfielder) and Venezuelan Rómulo Otero (midfielder). For now, the 'Machine' has not closed signings, but hopes to add names before starting Apertura 2022.