• Wednesday May 01, 2013

    CCL: Monterrey v Santos - By the Numbers

    MONTERREY, Mexico - Two-time defending champion Monterrey returns home to meet Santos at the Estadio Tecnologico on Wednesday in the second leg of their CONCACAF Champions League Final series, following a 0-0 draw last week in Torreon.

    The rivals also met in last year's final, with the Rayados winning the first leg at home 2-0, before losing the second 2-1, prevailing 3-2 on aggregate.

    Before making your predictions, CONCACAF.com gives you a chance to take a look at both teams - by the numbers.

    MONTERREY

    • Attempting to become first team since Cruz Azul (1969, 1970, 1971) to win three straight CONCACAF club championships.

    • With win on Wednesday, will equal Cruz Azul and Santos for most victories in CCL (25 is the record)...Monterrey has played 10 less games than Santos and 7 less than Cruz Azul)

    • CCL All-Time record: 24 wins, 6 draws, 3 losses (66 GF, 20 GA)

    • CCL All-Time home record: 13 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss (34 GF, 9 GA)...only loss v Seattle Sounders, 1-0, on August 23, 2011

    • Unbeaten in 9-consecutive CCL home games (8 wins, 1 draw, 0 losses)...last loss: at Santos in CCL final, 2nd leg, 2-1, on April 25, 2012

    • Posted shutouts in 5 of last 6 CCL home games

    • Conceded 1 goal or less in last 10 CCL home games (6 shutouts)

    • CCL All-Time record v Mexican teams: 7 wins, 3 draws, 1 loss (19 GF, 7 GA)

    • Unbeaten in last 9 CCL games…7 wins, 2 draws, 0 losses (22 GF, 3 GA)

    • Conceded 1 goal or less in last 9 CCL outings

    • Humberto Suazo has scored most goals in history of CCL finals (4)

    • 2 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss (6 GF, 4 GA) in CCL finals games

    • 1 win, 1 draw, 0 losses (4 GF, 2 GA) in CCL finals home games

    • 1st time playing 2nd leg in CCL finals at home

    • Last 5 CCL goals have been scored in the 2nd half

    All-time leading Monterrey CCL scorers: Humberto Suazo (15 goals…#3 on all-time list…scored both goals against Santos in 2011/12 Final, 1st leg, 2-0 win); Aldo De Nigris (12…has scored last two Monterrey CCL goals and 3 of last 6); Dario Carreño (9); Neri Cardozo (6…scored title decider in 2011/12 Final, second leg, 2-1, loss v Santos; Monterrey won series 3-2 on aggregate)

     

    SANTOS

    • Attempting to win its first CONCACAF club title.

    • With victory on Wednesday, will hold sole record for most wins in CCL (currently tied with Cruz Azul at 25...Monterrey is one win behind at 24)

    • CCL All-Time record: 25 wins, 6 draws, 12 losses (102 GF, 52 GA)

    • CCL All-Time away record: 6 wins, 4 draws, 11 losses (30 GF, 34 GA)

    • 4 wins in last 14 CCL away games (4 wins, 3 draws, 7 losses) … 3 of those wins came in last 4 road games

    • Conceded 2 goals in last 4 CCL away games (2 shutouts)

    • Scored 1 goal or less in 6 of last 8 CCL away games

    • CCL All-Time record v Mexican teams: 2 wins, 1 draw, 4 losses (6 GF, 12 GA)

    • CCL All-Time record v Monterrey: 1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss (2 GF, 3 GA)

    • Unbeaten in 9 of last 10 CCL games overall (loss came v Monterrey, 2-0, on April 18, 2012, 1st leg of 2011/12 CCL final)

    • Scored 1 goal or less in 5 last 6 CCL games

    • Conceded 1 goal or less in 10-consecutive CCL games

    • 3 of previous 4 CCL games played at home

    • 102 all-time CCL goals ... only team to break the century mark ... Cruz Azul is next with 89

    All-time leading Santos CCL scorers: Carlos Darwin Quintero (16 goals…#2 on all-time list behind Cruz Azul's Javier Orozco with 24); Oribe Peralta (12…scored against Monterrey in 2011/12 Final, 2nd leg, 2-1, win), Herculez Gomez (9…all scored against Major League Soccer teams); Daniel Ludueña (7); Christian Benitez, Jose Maria Cardenas (6 each).

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