Pachuca defeats Cruz Azul 3-1

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updated: August 05, 2007 06:47 IST
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Mexico City:

Pachuca defeated Cruz Azul 3-1 on two goals by Christian Gimenez in a first-leg semifinal of Mexican Clausura soccer on Thursday.

Gabriel Caballero opened the scoring after 20 minutes by heading in a corner. Gimenez followed in the 34th with a successful penalty.