bssnews.net 05 May, 2021 05:45 am

Union, Cruz Azul advance in CONCACAF Champions League

Union, Cruz Azul advance in CONCACAF Champions League

LOS ANGELES, May 5, 2021 (BSS/AFP) – Philadelphia Union reached the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Champions League for the first time on Tuesday, drawing 1-1 with Atlanta United to wrap up a comfortable 4-1 aggregate victory.Mexican clubs are looking to extend a long reign of dominance in the CONCACAF Champions League, having won the tournament for the past 15 years running.The CONCACAF Champions League is the most important club competition for teams from North America, Central America and the Caribbean, with the winners advancing to the FIFA Club World Cup.In the other half of the draw on Tuesday, Mexico’s Cruz Azul advanced safely to the semi-finals with a 1-0 win over Toronto FC at Mexico’s City’s famous Azteca Stadium.

Cruz Azul had all but assured themselves of a place in the semi-finals after a 3-1 win in the first leg in Florida last week, where Toronto are based this season because of Covid-19 travel restrictions.Cruz Azul will play either fellow Liga-MX side Monterrey or MLS champions Columbus Crew in the last four.

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