• Wednesday Apr 09, 2003

    Big night for Mexican clubs as all win big in Champions Cup

    Mexican clubs had a banner evening in the CONCACAF Champions Cup on Wednesday, winning all three of the quarterfinal matches played and all three victors holding tremendous advantage to qualify for the semifinals.

    The closest match of the evening came in Guatemala City, where a late goal gave CD Toluca FC a valuable 2:1 away victory in their series with CSD Municipal.

    Paraguayan international José Saturnino Cardozo gave the visitors a ninth-minute lead, but Mario Acevedo equalized for Municipal four minutes before the break. But Miguel Almazan gave Toluca the victory with an 85th-minute strike.

    Late goal gives Toluca first-leg victory on the road

    CD Necaxa also came away with a valuable away victory, scoring three second-half goals to grab a 4:1 victory against Los Angeles Galaxy.

    Juan Franco opened Necaxa's account on 27 minutes, before Alex Pineda Chacon leveled terms in the 36th minute. But Franco made it 2:1 in the 51st minute, then Luis Roberto Alves ('Zague') added a third in the 81st minute, then Miguel Larrosa all but settled the tie with a fourth three minutes from time.

    Three second-half goals give Necaxa big away victory

    In Morelia, Mexico, CA Monarcas Morelia hammered Columbus Crew by a 6:0 scoreline to all but ensure their advancement.

    The visitors held out for nearly the entire first half, but goals from Roberto Palacios and Ismael Iñiguez put Monarcas two goals to the good just before the interval. Adolfo Bautista then scored two goals within the first 10 minutes of the second half, Reinaldo Navia and a second from Iñiguez ending the scoring.

    CA Monarcas Morelia deliver crushing blow in 6:0 victory

    The second legs in all three series will be played on Wednesday 16 April, as will the first leg of the tie between Club América of Mexico and Costa Rica's LD Alajuelense.

  • Champions League

    Related News



RELATED NEWS YOU'LL LIKE

Pumas pleased by unbeaten Liga MX start

Nine of 18 teams remain unbeaten after the first two rounds of the 2016 Liga MX Apertura. Fifth-place Pumas (1W-1D-0L, 4 points), under new head coach Juan Francisco Palencia, is one of those sides.

Saprissa offense in midseason form

Fabrizo Ronchetti scored two goals on his official debut and visiting Saprissa registered a 3-0 win over UCR at the Estadio Jose Joaqun Colleya Fonseca.

Vancouver Whitecaps acquire SCCL star Espindola

Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Wednesday that it acquired forward Fabian Espindola from D.C. United in exchange for financial considerations.

Etienne driven to succeed with Haiti, NY Red Bulls

Derrick Etienne will get an opportunity to represent Haiti on Sunday, when it meets Argentina in an under-23 international friendly in Boca Raton, Florida.

Blackburn pleased with his Saprissa start

Rolando Blackburn got his Saprissa career off to a rousing start on Saturday, when he scored five minutes after entering as a halftime substitute in the host’s 3-3 Invierno opening draw with San Carlos.