Soccer-Cruz Azul line up Mexico last-eight clash with Toluca

Cruz Azul were held 2-2 at bottom of the table UNAM Pumas but it was enough to seal a Mexican Apertura championship playoff quarter-final with Toluca. The Blue Machine went two up at the Olimpico in Mexico City on Sunday with goals from Argentine striker Mariano Pavone after 49 minutes and Christian Gimenez three minutes later. But the Pumas hit back with late goals from Roberto Ramirez after 74 minutes and Alfonso Nieto on 84, leaving Cruz Azul in fourth place in the final league standings, from which the top eight qualify for the knockout rounds.

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