Cruz Azul beat Necaxa 3 to 1 with a hat-trick by Ángel Sepúlveda


This Wednesday, the Machine beat the Rays 3-1, on date 11 of Mexico – Liga MX – Apertura 2023. The goal of the match for the local team was scored by Facundo Batista (9′ 2T, from a penalty). While the away goals were scored by Ángel Sepúlveda, who scored a Hat-Trick (20′ 1T, 46′ 2T, penalty and 54′ 2T).

The figure of the party was Ángel Sepúlveda. The Cruz Azul forward showed his best level by scoring 3 goals and finishing 3 times into the opponent’s goal.

Ignacio Rivero was also relevant. The Cruz Azul defender was important for taking 2 balls out of the danger area.

It was a duel with a locked game, marked by interruptions and fouls. There were 3 reprimands: Ricardo Monreal, Ignacio Rivero and Ángel Sepúlveda.

Necaxa’s strategist, Eduardo Fentanes, stopped the starting eleven with a 4-4-2 formation with Raúl Gudiño in goal; Jair Cortés, Alexis Peña, Alán Montes and Jorge Rodríguez on the defensive line; Edgar Méndez, Fernando Arce, Alejandro Andrade Rivera and Brayan Garnica in the middle; and Facundo Batista and Ricardo Monreal in the attack.

For their part, those chosen by Joaquín Moreno took to the field with a 5-3-2 formation with Andrés Gudiño between the three sticks; Rodrigo Huescas, Willer Ditta, Juan Escobar, Carlos Salcedo and Ignacio Rivero in defense; Carlos Rodríguez, Erik Lira and Moisés in the midfield; and Uriel Antuna and Ángel Sepúlveda up front.

The judge chosen to direct the match at the Victoria stadium was Fernando Guerrero Ramírez.

For the next date, the Rayos will play at home against Puebla, while the Machine will receive Pumas UNAM.

With this result, the host accumulates 8 points throughout the competition and occupies eighteenth place. For its part, the visit totals 11 units and is located in fourteenth place.

Note and image source: DataFactory

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