Toronto FC vs Cruz Azul, Concacaf Champions League: La Máquina showed its full potentialThe Mexican team won as a visitor and is close to the semifinals
He showed his full potential and was one step away from the semifinal... Toronto FC and Cruz Azul met at Raymond James Stadium for the first leg of the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals. La Máquina was superior and brought a good 3-1 victory thanks to goals from Brayan Angulo (2) and Pablo Aguilar, while Jonathan Osorio discounted.
Azul came to this series after crushing Arcahaie of Haiti with an aggregate of 8 to 0, as one of the candidates to win the champion trophy of this Concachampions. The Reds, for their part, came from eliminating the Mexican Lion after a very close series. Those led by Juan Reynoso opened the scoring with a tremendous goal from the dressing room: Roberto Alvarado commanded a counterattack and gave the ball to Brayan Angulo outside the left corner of the area, he outlined for his right and took a great shot that slipped through the right angle.
At 20 minutes into the game, the Canadian team leveled the actions after a center to the area below that, after a series of rebounds, the attacker Jonathan Osorio capitalized to score the equality with his right leg from the center of the area. After a controversial play that seemed a penalty per hand but the whistler decided not to award (even with VAR), Cruz Azul once again said present on the scoreboard after a center from the right corner and a header to the center of the area by Pablo Aguilar that served to assist Brayan Angulo, who scored his personal double.
At 58 minutes into the second half, La Máquina had a free kick in three quarters of the court on the right sector, and Orbelín Pineda sent a perfect cross to the head to Pablo Aguilar, who anticipated Michael Bradley on the near post. and scored 3-1. Cruz Azul and Toronto FC will meet again next Tuesday, May 5, when they meet at 9:15 p.m. in Mexico at the Azteca Stadium for the second leg of the quarterfinals of this Concacaf Champions League.
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