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(Video) Club America 1-0 Cruz Azul – Oribe Peralta goal gives hosts a vital three points

Oribe Peralta scored early in the second half to give America a vital win over Cruz Azul in the Mexico City derby and ease the pressure on boss Gustavo Matosas.

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America looked the more threatening for most of the game, and deserved the three points. The win sees them leapfrog Cruz Azul and move up to third place. Chivas could go back into third if they beat Atlas in the Guadalajara derby later tonight.

You can see all the major talking points in the Fanatix8 clips below:

A relatively dull first half finally sprang to life in the 44th minute when Oribe Peralta found himself in a great position before fluffing his lines:

The second half was much better. Peralta atoned for his earlier miss with a great header in the 49th minute:

Cruz Azul threw on ex-Bayern Munich striker Roque Santa Cruz:

Formica should have equalised for the visitors moments later:

America continued to press, however. Michael Arroyo smashed the post with 25 minutes to go:

Tempers became frayed towards the end, but America held on for the win:

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