Cruz Azul bids farewell to long-time stadium with 2-0 win over Morelia

Cruz Azul bids farewell to long-time stadium with 2-0 win over Morelia 

A view of the crowd during Cruz Azul’s 2-0 win over Morelia on April 21, 2018, at Mexico City’s Azul Stadium, which is slated for demolition. EPA-EFE/Jose Mendez

Mexico City, Apr 22 (efe-epa).- Cruz Azul bid farewell to long-time home Azul Stadium, which is going to be demolished, with a 2-0 win over Morelia in the Mexican league’s Clausura tournament.

Uruguayan Martin Cauteruccio scored a goal in the 11th minute and Ecuadorian Angel Mena added a second score in the 39th minute to seal the win in Saturday’s match.

Cruz Azul, which has now won four matches in the tournament, has 19 points in the standings and still has a chance to advance to the playoffs.

The club, however, will have to win its last match and hope that several teams higher up in the standings lose.

Morelia is in sixth place in the standings, with 23 points, and must win next week to make the playoffs.

Azul Stadium, which opened on Oct. 6, 1946, and was originally designed to host American football games, has been Cruz Azul’s home since 1996.