Saturday: Cruz Azul set for playoffs, Chiapas on the brink and for Tigres it’s complicated (video)


Cruz Azul are into La Liguilla after last night’s win over Morelia

With just a game remaining in the regular season, Cruz Azul booked their place in La Liguilla with a 1-0 win over Morelia, whose position is still uncertain. Joao Rojas’ close range finish after Federico Vilar had kept out Luis Perea’s initial header was enough to reach the playoffs and try to avenge last season’s heartbreak. Chiapas are all but confirmed their spot after defeating high-flying Santos Laguna. Aviles Hurtado’s accurate finish gave Los Jaguares the lead and although Javier Orozco equalised, David Toledo scored the winner in the 66th minute. The position of Tigres is a little more precarious after their 1-1 draw with Leon leaves them a point behind Queretaro in the final la liguilla spot. Juninho gave Tigres the lead from the penalty spot after Guido Pizarro had been hauled down but Carlos Peña’s powerful finish in the second half gave Leon a deserved equaliser. Leon can begin preparations for the playoffs but Tigres will need a bit of luck on the final day to sneak in. Elsewhere, Monterrey thumped Veracruz thanks to two fine goals from Chilean, Humberto Suazo, a first time strike from the edge of the box and a delightful lob, either side of a superb curling effort by Neri Cardozo. WATCH ALL THE ACTION HERE…. 






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