The Atlas held out against a Cruz Azul who showed very little and the penalty from Nacho Malcorra in the 71st minute was the difference in this match to get the 1-0 victory, within the eighth day of the tournament Guard1anes 2020 .
This victory was the second of the tournament against the team looking to return to the top of the table after León took the win on Friday.
Cruz Azul reached this commitment as one of the best in the Liga MX after having lost to Querétaro on the fourth date. His game volume was lower and he played a very imprecise game and paid for that in the second half.
One of those lapses was when Rafael Baca committed a foul inside the area and ended in the only score of the game.
That goal was a very strong emotional blow and the Machine saw its collective action level fall, allowing Atlas to manage the times to control the remaining time and thus obtain three very important points for Diego Cocca and his players .
Atlas will now visit Monterrey on Tuesday with the possibility of entering league positions; meanwhile Cruz Azul returns to the Azteca stadium to face a Pachuca that has not lost in their last four matches.