MEXICO – Elías Hernández, Roberto Alvarado and Milton Caraglio, the three players who scored against Veracruz for the 4-1 victory, have become the driving force of their team by scoring 60 percent of Cruz Azul's goals this year.
Cruz Azul is not only the leader of the Liga Bancomer, it is also the best attack in Mexico when 22 scores are added in the cup and the competition, which is 12 matches, averaging 1.8 goals per game.
Much of this is due to the trident formed by Hernández, Alvarado and Caraglio, representing 13 points, 60 percent of La Máquina's scores. In League there are nine authors out of the 15 entries, which also corresponds to 60 percent of the goals of the team.
The three scored in the game against Veracruz; Alvarado (with controversial arbitration) opened the score, Elias (with the help of Gallese) regained the advantage of La Máquina and Milton Caraglio won the third of the celestes and achieved three, five and five goals respectively, both in the cup and in the competition Bancomer.
The other big partner of this trio is Martín Cauteruccio, who also has five annotations (three in the competition and two in the Copa). Despite the fact that today is not noticed, the awakening of the Argentinian attract attention: he has nine annotations in his last 14 games in all competitions (he had not scored in his previous 18).
The strength of La Máquina already has it as the best insult of the tournament, with 15 scores in eight games; it is followed by Pumas with 14, Tigres, Santos and América with 13, although Laguneros and Águilas still have their game on this date. This allows him to continue as leader of the general, something he has achieved in short tournaments on 10 previous occasions.
His goal difference in Liga Bancomer is also overwhelming: +12. The UNAM is the team that follows, but very far, +6. Against Veracruz it was the first time this season that the celestes had four goals and scored at least once in all their matches of the tournament. Moreover, it is the only team without defeat in the First Division game (5-2-0).
As if that was not enough, the defense also appears in the competition: they have only achieved three goals in eight games, that is 0.38 goals per game, almost one goal per three matches. The second club with the lowest number of entries received is Pachuca, with eight, that is, far away from his goal.