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CONCACAF Champions Quarter-Finals: Cruz Azul vs Toronto Predictions and Results

Last Updated on May 6, 2021 3:55 pm by

Can Toronto FC Achieve a Surprise Win Against Cruz Azul?
<strong>CONCACAF Champions League Quarter Finals Cruz Azul vs Toronto<strong>

The second leg of the CONCACAF Champions quarterfinals will be played on Tuesday night, where the leader of the regular round in Liga MX, Cruz Azul, will face Toronto FC. Having won the first leg at Raymond James Stadium against Toronto FC by 3 to 1, the second leg could bring different results. TFC’s latest recruit Yeferson Soteldo, who has dazzled all with his outstanding level of play, brings new hope to fans hoping he can lead them to victory.

Five important facts to review before the quarterfinal second leg between Cruz Azul vs. Toronto FC 

1. Toronto FC has only visited Cruz Azul once at the Hidalgo Stadium in Mexico City. They played to a scoreless draw in the second leg of the 2010/11 CONCACAF Champions group stage. 

2. Cruz Azul dominates in its historical series against MLS teams, having played against them 12 times, maintaining seven wins, one draw, and four losses. 

3. The last time an MLS team faced Cruz Azul, Los Angeles FC defeated the Mexican team last year in the quarterfinals with a very close score of 2 goals to 1. 

4. Toronto is coming off a 3-2 aggregate win over Liga MX side Leon. 

5. Cruz Azul, in its last three matches, has had two wins and a draw, while Toronto seems to be in a bad spot, with two losses and a draw. 

You can watch the highlights of Cruz Azul win over Toronto FC at: 

Let’s take a look at how both teams are coming into the second leg of the quarterfinals. 

The leader of Liga MX will arrive at this second leg with the illusion of returning to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Champions, where last year they were also eliminated in these instances against the team that also lives in MLS, LAFC. Still, this time they hope to take advantage of the excellent result achieved while away to reach the top 4 of the tournament finals. It is worth mentioning that the team coached by Juan Reynoso Guzmán finished first in the regular phase of the Liga MX, so they are quite inspired for this continental event. 

Review Cruz Azul’s last performance against Tijuana in Liga MX:(Video Courtesy of: TUDN Mexico)

The team coached by former professional soccer player Chris Armas will be looking to improve their performance, as the team led by US international Michael Bradley has only won one game this season against Leon in the round of 16 of the CONCACAF Champions League, with three defeats and two draws, so it will be a challenging game for TFC. Still, if they want to advance, they must show a better version of their game to win the match. 

Relive Toronto FC’s last MLS match against Vancouver Whitecaps: Video courtesy of: Major League Soccer) 

Important facts about the match: 

The match will be played on Tuesday, May 4, at Hidalgo Stadium at 22:15 ET and broadcast live on Fox Sports, TUDN, and ESPN PLAY. 

Betting line:

Cruz Azul: 1.68 (-166) – Best O/U: o3-125 

Toronto FC:6.00 (+471) – Best O/U: u3-109 

Draw: 3.91 (+269)

Predictions

  • Toronto: 2%
  • Cruz Azul: 69%
  • Draw: 29%

Results

The second leg of the CONCACAF Champions Quarter-Finals comes to a close with Cruz Azul winning 1-0 against Toronto FC. Cruz Azul’s first and only goal was scored by Brayan Angulo at the 27th minute of the match, which was also Angulo’s third goal of the series. Cruz Azul is now heading to the CONCACAF Champions League Semi-Finals where they look to continue to climb the ladder.

You can watch the highlights of Cruz Azul vs Toronto at:

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