Cruz Azul beat Santos to end their 23-year championship drought

This weekend was for the blue teams after Chelsea ‘The Blues’ beat Manchester City and won the UEFA Champions League on Saturday, on Sunday in another part of the world, Mexican side, Cruz Azul ( blue cross ended their 23 and a half drought after beating Santos and winning the Mexican league title.

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The Mexico City-based club went into the final leading 1-0 from Thursday’s opening leg and managed to hold on for a 1-1 draw at the Azteca stadium on Sunday to clinch their ninth league title and a first since 1997.

Every person who follows Mexican soccer know that Cruz Azul is one of the unluckiest team in the country after being runners-up 11 times, but for now, that curse is gone and Cruz Azul fans are going mental.

Their head coach Juan Reynoso was part of the Cruz Azul team that won the final against León in 1997 when he played for the team as captain and center-back.

Peruvian by birth, but Mexican by conviction, yesterday Reynoso became the first coach to win both as a player and as a coach. He’s usually low-key, but throughout the tournament, I make strategic decisions that weren’t always popular.

Congratulations La Maquina (the machine in Spanish) for winning the Liga MX title, enjoy it.


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