Los Diablos Rojos have gone three wins from three across the new Apertura season as they face incumbent title holders La Maquina
Toluca will seek to maintain their perfect start to the new Liga MX campaign as they make the trip to face off with Clausura holders Cruz Azul at Estadio Azteca.
La Maquina may be reigning champions in Mexico, but are arguably the underdogs on home soil after Los Diablos Rojos went three wins from three across the new Apertura season
Ahead of the game, Goal has the details of how to watch on TV, stream online, team news and more.
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
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Team news & rosters
|Position||Cruz Azul roster|
|Goalkeepers||Corona, Gudino, Jurado, Cabanas|
|Defenders||Reyes, J. Jimenez, Dominguez, Pena, Martinez, Aldrete, Aguilar, Escobar, Diaz|
|Midfielders||Romo, Mendoza, Rivero, Yotun, Gutierrez, Baca, Fernandez, Pineda, C. Jimenez, Benitez|
|Forwards||Angulo, Passerini, Rodriguez, Alvarado, Gimenez, Montoya, Huescas|
The Clausura holders are back to a full contingent now following the return of Orbelin Pineda, Roberto Alvarado, Sebastian Jurado and Luis Romo from international duty – and they’ll need all the help they can get to ensure they put their season back on track.
Juan Reynoso may be a title-winning coach now but he still needs to deliver results after a somewhat ropey opening defence, plus a Champions League semi-final first-leg loss to Monterrey.
Predicted Cruz Azul starting XI: Gudino; Pena, Aguilar, Dominguez; Escobar, Martinez, Baca, J. Jimenez, Montoya. Angulo, Pineda.
|Goalkeepers||Garcia, Gutierrez, Saldivarr|
|Defenders||Lopez, Torres, Barbieri, Ortega, Chavez, Sartiaguin, Vanegas, Salinas, J. Rodriguez, Chala|
|Midfielders||Castaneda, Sambueza, Rios, Acero, Baeza, Hernandez, A. Rodriguez, Diego, Vazquez, Zavala|
|Forwards||Estrada, Pardo, Samudio, Gonzalez, Canelo, Engelhart, Violante, Chavez|
A lack of international representation at both the Olympics and the Gold Cup may well have helped Los Diablos Rojos build up early steam over their rivals – but now they face their toughest test yet this term, with Hernan Cristante likely to be under no illusion of the task at hand.
Michael Estrada got his first start of the season last time out and may well retain the lone striker spot up front in a 4-2-3-1 formation that has served them well so far this term.
Predicted Toluca starting XI: Garcia, Lopez, Ortega, Barbieri, Torres; Baeza, Vazquez; Sambueza, Castanesa, Canelo, Estrada.
Last five results
|Cruz Azul results||Toluca results|
|Monterrey 1-0 Cruz Azul (Aug 11)||Club Tijuana 0-2 Toluca (Aug 6)|
|Necaxa 1-2 Cruz Azul (Aug 6)||Toluca 3-1 Tigres (Aug 1)|
|Santos Laguna 1-1 Cruz Azul (Aug 1)||Juarez 1-3 Toluca (Jul 23)|
|Cruz Azul 0-2 Mazatlan (Jul 26)||Toluca 0-1 Juarez (Jul 7)|
|Leon 0-2 Cruz Azul (Jul 18)||Cruz Azul 3-1 Toluca (May 15)|
|5/15/2021||Cruz Azul 3-1 Toluca|
|5/12/2020||Toluca 2-1 Cruz Azul|
|2/20/2021||Cruz Azul 3-2 Toluca|
|10/4/2020||Toluca 2-0 Cruz Azul|
|2/2/2020||Toluca 3-3 Cruz Azul|