Two Mexico City rivals will reprise their thrilling Clausura 2013 Final. Which team has the advantage in the battle for the Liga MX crown?
“Defense wins championships.” Cruz Azul is the best defense in Liga MX.
“The best defense is a good offense.” América boasts the best offense in Liga MX.
So, we seem to be at an impasse.
Let’s take a closer look at the Cementeros and the Águilas and compare the two squads line-by-line.
Cruz Azul: Jesús Corona
Corona, 37, enjoyed one of the best years of his career and Cruz Azul allowed the fewest goals in Liga MX as a result of his league-leading save percentage on shots inside the box. He was brilliant on both breakaways and 1-on-1 opportunities all season. He communicated extremely well with his central defenders and he posted a league-high 7 shutouts.
America: Agustín Marchesín
Marche, 30, is an active, emotional and athletic keeper, who is prone to the occasional howler, but he stands up tall in big games. His performance against UNAM in the first leg of the semifinals prevented the Pumas from taking a lead to Estadio Azteca for the return match. His emotions occasionally get the best of him; he is not unfamiliar with being shown a yellow card.