WOODY BAUM - Sunday, August 15, 2010
Francisco Torres came back from injury to start for Pachuca, while Herculez Gomez was able to draw a penalty but it was not enough as they lost to Cruz Azul.
Cruz Azul 4 - 1 Pachuca
Pachuca's season, which began strongly, now appears to be in free fall after Pachuca lost for the second consecutive week this Saturday. Pachuca's defense has now allowed seven goals in the past two games while only scoring one.
Francisco Torres returned to Pachuca and started and played the entire 90 minutes although his return did little to change the outcome.
Cruz Azul scored in the 7th minute when Javier Orozco managed to connect and score from a Christian Gimenez cross.
Cruz Azul doubled their lead shortly after when Emanuel Villa received a difficult pass running into the area and managed to shoot and score on an awkward angle in the 41st minute.
Cruz Azul went up by three in the 50th minute when a cross by Villa found Javier Orozco open in the middle of the area, who was able to shoot on the first touch to beat Pachuca goalkeeper Miguel Calero.
Things got worse for Pachuca when Raul Martinez scored an own goal in the 60th minute by accidently heading in a cross into his own goal.
Herculez Gomez entered the game in the 53rd minute and made an impact as he drew a penalty in the area, which Edgar Benitez converted.
Nevertheless, Pachuca was unable to muster any significant comeback and find their season suddenly threatened which two consecutive embarrassing defeats.
Marco Vidal did not play for Pachuca.
Edgar Castillo did not play as San Luis defeated Monarcas.
Sammy Ochoa and Estudiantes will not play until September 15th.