Wednesday, December 09, 2020


The Mexican Guardianes Apertura tournament is entering its final phase. In the two-legged semifinals the favourites for Cruz Azul were to face the Pumas of UNAM; I watched the first match, which Cruz Azul comfortably won 4-0, and thus had one leg in the final and nearer the title that they have been craving for 23 years.

But I then heard that in the second leg Cruz Azul had messed it up and lost 4-0, which due to the league positions, put Pumas in the final!  This is a truly astonishing result, and the jokes about Cruz Azul never seem to end. This seems to go beyond the curse that some say Cruz Azul suffers, and in Mexico people are talking about a "cruzazulada", as an adjective to describe being close to victory, but then messing it up horribly.

The Pumas will face Leon in the two-legged final!

1 comment:

Erik Cleves Kristensen said...

And Leon won the Mexican Guardianes Tournament by defeating PUMAS 1-1 and 2-0 over two matches!