1. Cruz Azul's defense holds strong
A center-back pairing of Francisco "Maza" Rodriguez and Julio Cesar "Cata" Dominguez, combined with Gerardo Torrado's screening in a holding role just in front of the pair, plus Jesus Corona's exploits in goal, screams solidity and experience for Cruz Azul.
So far this Clausura, those features have been on display in bucket-loads, with La Maquina yet to concede a goal in 450 minutes of play. The water-tight defense has helped Cruz Azul move to first place...
After 17 weeks of league play, the 2014 Apertura playoffs are set to begin. Thursday sees Monterrey meet Atlas and Chiapas take on Toluca -- here are five things to watch for:
1. Dorlan Pabon
Of Monterrey's 23 goals scored during the regular season, 11 came from Pabon. Along with his goals, the striker also collected five assists as well, meaning that only seven of his side's goals came about without his help. Thus, a good performance from the Colombian striker will be vital in their match against...