Goals by Fidalgo, Viñas and Reyes for America's 7-0 victory over Cruz Azul in Liga MX | VIDEO

Goals by Fidalgo, Viñas and Reyes for America's 7-0 victory over Cruz Azul in Liga MX | VIDEO

At 73′, Álvaro Fidalgo entered the Cruz Azul area, eluded a defender and took a strong shot for 5-0. After 12 minutes, Viñas scored the sixth and Salvador Reyes put the cherry on the cake by scoring the seventh.

Goals by Fidalgo, Viñas and Reyes for America's 7-0 win over Cruz Azul for Liga MX | VIDEO

America put his foot on the accelerator and scored seven goals against Cruz Azul. Photo: TUDN screenshot.

Despite a four-goal lead, América continued to seek to increase the lead in the face of Cruz Azul's defensive shortcomings. After some attempts, the 'Eagles' scored the fifth, sixth and seventh goals that unleashed the hubbub in the Azteca Stadium.

At 73′, Álvaro Fidalgo starred in a great play by entering the 'Máquina' area, eluding a defender and taking a strong shot that overcame the resistance of the goal defended by Sebastián Jurado. In this way, the 'Maguito' got his revenge since minutes before his shot crashed into the crossbar.

Goals by Fidalgo, Viñas and Reyes for America's 7-0 win over Cruz Azul for Liga MX | VIDEO

Then, at 85′, Miguel Layún sent a cross into the area and Federico Viñas beat a defender in the air to score the sixth with a header. América had a big difference, but tried to find more goals and found the seventh.

Goals by Fidalgo, Viñas and Reyes for America's 7-0 win over Cruz Azul for Liga MX | VIDEO

After five minutes of the sixth goal, Layún appeared again and put in a filtered pass to Sebastián Reyes. The '26' of the azulcrema box finished off strongly to make it 7-0 and thus culminate the humiliation over Cruz Azul.

Goals by Fidalgo, Viñas and Reyes for the 7-0 of Amé ;rica about Cruz Azul for Liga MX | VIDEO

America vs. Cruz Azul: that's how they arrived

Club América had an uneven start to the tournament, but has been recovering and is close to direct access to the quarterfinals of the playoffs. Precisely, those led by Fernando Ortiz have linked three wins in a row: 2-1 over Juárez and repeated a 0-3 against Pumas UNAM and Pachuca.

The aforementioned presentations of the 'Eagles' showed great efficiency in offense and one of the outstanding men has been Henry Martín: he scored four goals and provided two assists. These numbers served for the 29-year-old striker to become the top scorer in the tournament, with five celebrations.

For his part, the present of Cruz Azul is totally opposite to that of his rival on duty: he has accumulated three consecutive defeats (4-0 against Santos Laguna, 2-3 with Toluca and 1-2 against Tijuana). The main deficit of the squad has been the defense, where they look very fragile.

In that sense, the 'Machine' incorporated Ramiro Funes Mori to the sector, but the Argentine has had ups and downs and has just scored an own goal against 'Xolos'. The pressure on those led by coach Diego Aguirre increases, since, if they continue without winning, it will make the club even move away from the places with a ticket to the round of 16.