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Cruz Azul beats America in last Liga MX game before suspension due to coronavirus

Despite initially seeking to play games behind closed doors, the Mexican soccer league decided to stop after Sunday's match.
16 Mar 2020 – 01:49 AM EDT
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Cruz Azul beat America 1-0 with a last minute penalty save by Jesus Corona in what was also the last Liga MX game before the suspension due to the coronavirus outbreak in Mexico.

La Máquina had numerous opportunities to score throughout the game, but America goalkeeper Memo Ochoa saved his net despite the tricky rainy conditions at the Azteca Stadium.

Jonathan Rodriguez scored the lone goal at the 64th minute after a low cross. It was his ninth goal in the season which makes him the most effective striker at the moment.

Both teams fought in an odd scenario with no fans in the stands and their constant screams echoing in the historical stadium.

Liga MX started week 10 under normal conditions, but decided to play behind closed doors on Saturday and then informed the season would be suspended after Sunday night's game.

Most of the teams' schedules are still unknown since there is no information regarding when the league will restart.

For now, Cruz Azul will stay in first place with 22 points, followed closely by Leon with 21 and Santos and America in third and fourth, respectively, with 17 points each.


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