Posted on May 17, 2011
Cruz Azul will pay for its role in the late-match brawl that marred their loss to Morelia in the Mexican Clausura semifinal loss last Sunday.
Cruz Azul have had two players suspended for six matches — Argentine midfielder Christian Gimenez and goalkeeper Jesus Corona for six matches while coach Enrique Meza slapped with a three-game ban.
Cruz Azul striker Isaac Romo was suspended for three matches. Two other members of the club’s coaching staff were handed two and three-match bans.
Morelia, which meets Pumas in the final legs on Thursday and Sunday, did not walk away unscathed. The team’s fitness coach, Sergio Martin, was suspended for six matches and coach Tomas Boy for five games.
Morelia forward Miguel Sabah was suspended for three matches.
The late-match fight was started by Cruz Azul players when a fan ran onto the field during Morelia’s 3-0 victory.
Cruz Azul’s Christian Jimenez was suspended for six games because of his participation in a brawl. Andy Mead/YCJ
Categories: Mexico, North America
Tags: Cruz Azul, Mexican Clausura, Morelia, Pumas UNAM