MEXICO CITY, Feb 5 (Reuters) – Cruz Azul, one of the most popular clubs in Mexican soccer, registered its third consecutive victory of the Guard1anes Clausura tournament on Friday after winning 2-0 as a visitor to Necaxa on matchday five .

Cruz Azul’s “Sky Machine” was ranked as leader of the tournament with nine points, the same as those recorded by Tijuana and Querétaro, but more goals scored.

The blue team was He advanced after three minutes when Luis Romo beat goalkeeper Luis Malagón with a shot from outside the area after receiving a pass from Santiago Giménez.

Those led by the Peruvian Juan Reynoso increased their advantage to the 26 minutes with a header from Paraguayan Juan Escobar in a corner kick sent from the left wing.

The day will continue on Saturday with the matches between Atlas-Santos Laguna, América-Puebla and Monterrey-Pumas UNAM.

On Sunday, Toluca will host Mazatlán, and a day later the champion León will face Guadala jara.

The match between Bravos de Ciudad Juárez and Tigres UANL will be played on 14 April due to the participation of Tigres in the Club World Cup that takes place in Qatar.

At the start of the day, Atlético de San Luis rescued a last-minute draw against Tijuana by 2-2 on Thursday, while Querétaro beat Pachuca 3-1. (Report by Carlos Calvo Pacheco)

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