América and Cruz Azul hardly hurt each other at the Azteca Stadium. The two best teams of Guard1anes 2021 tied at one point, with two goals scored by penal means and in the midst of the controversy.
In the Azteca Stadium there was more emotion in the Video Refereeing, than in the field. This because of the referee, Fernando Guerrero, twice reviewed plays within the area, one for América and the other for Cruz Azul, which ended in penalty in favor of each team, the goals of the commitment.
If there was a team that sought the leadership it was America, which had the opportunity to add two goals ahead, but Mauro Lainez chose to shoot and Federico Viñas did not know how to move within the area, to annihilate the current leader of Guard1anes 2021, in the second half, when the Eagles had a 1-0 lead.
The advantage for América was obtained by Emanuel Aguilera, who took advantage of a foul by Roberto Alvarado on Álvaro Fidalgo, which the referee reviewed in the VAR, to score the 1-0 by penal means, in the first half.
There was news of Cruz Azul until the last five minutes, thanks to the fact that Fernando Guerrero decided that a sweep by Mauro Lainez, which ended with one hand, was a penalty, and that allowed Jonathan Rodríguez to score 1-1, his eighth goal in the semester.
The stakes were high, because Cruz Azul boasted a streak of 12 consecutive victories, while América chased the eighth win in a row, both historic marks. The two forgot to make history in the statistics, because the goalkeepers, José de Jesús Corona and Guillermo Ochoa, were barely named in the 90 minutes of play.
With Juan Reynoso in the stands, Cruz Azul relaxed. He tied at 84 and in the final minutes he went on the attack, because Santiago Solari decided to bench Mauro Lainez and wait with Santiago Naveda in the midfield.
Cruz Azul and América settled for a 1-1 draw, no matter that that prevented him from adding a transcendent victory, at least in the statistics.