With an atmosphere worthy of an authentic Liga MX Semifinal, the match between Cruz Azul and Pachuca was experienced at the Azteca Stadium , where even in the final stretch of the match, spirits were fired and an outbreak of anger was unleashed where even the cement strategist, Juan Reynoso , was involved.
It all started when the whistling César Ramos did not sanction a hard foul by Gustavo Cabral on Jonathan Rodríguez, because after the brutal stomp by the Tuzos player towards the ‘ Cabecita ‘ he had resumed the actions with a throw-in, so the Complaints by the Peruvian helmsman , who was in that same band, did not wait.
It was then when Gustavo Cabral pushed the Cruz Azul coach to rush to take the throw-in, but when Santiago Giménez realized it, he approached and threw him from behind; the Pachuca center-back turned to continue with the attacks and more players had to intervene who ended up involved in the brawl.
The cards began to rain from the whistle to calm the row , being Juan Reynoso’s technical assistant, Jaime Serna, the only one expelled by the cement workers, after he released a kick in the middle of the pushes, while Santiago Giménez and Pablo Aguilar took the yellow cardboard.
Subsequently and after the claims, the referee had to go to the VAR to review the play of the attack on the scorer of La Machine and then he did expel Gustavo Cabral from the match, so the Tuzos played with one less footballer and could do nothing anymore to score the goal that would have given them a pass to the Grand Final, that is why it was Cruz Azul who was able to celebrate.