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Undefeated Cruz Azul visits Necaxa in Mexican soccer

IANS  |  Aguascalientes (Mexico) 

Cruz Azul, which is in first place and undefeated through eight matches of the Mexican league's Apertura tournament, will visit Necaxa in Matchday 9 of 17 action on Saturday.

With six wins and two draws, (20 points) is close to clinching one of eight playoff berths but faces a tricky opponent whose No. 15 spot in the standings is deceiving, reports

Necaxa has mostly succeeded in playing a stylish brand of attacking but has managed just 10 goals and allowed 13. However, the Aguascalientes-based club has performed much better thus far in the Apertura season at home than on the road.

will remain on top of the standings regardless of the outcome of Saturday's match at Estadio because it has a four-point lead on second-place

on Saturday will host Chivas, which will have to make do without injured midfielders and

Chivas, in 12th place after a loss two weeks ago against Pachuca ended its three-game winning streak, will have its hands full against a squad that has gotten strong performances from all of its lines thus far this season.

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First Published: Fri, September 14 2018. 22:20 IST
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