Federico Vinas scored twice because the Membership América simply dealt with the Portland Timbers within the second leg of the Concacaf Champions League quarter-final tie on the historic Estadio Azteca in Mexico Metropolis, rising with a 4-2 combination victory.
The Liga MX aspect will sq. off within the semi-finals with the Philadelphia Union, who capped a 4-1 combination victory over Atlanta United on Tuesday. The 2-leg semi-finals will likely be contested in mid-August and mid-September.
Within the twenty first minute, Mauro Lainez despatched a excessive cross into the six-yard field, and Vinas rose between two defenders to go residence the ball.
Vinas doubled the benefit from the penalty spot within the 59th minute, rolling his left-footed shot within the backside left nook.
Portland lower into the deficit when Diego Valeri powered a penalty kick into the highest left nook within the sixty fourth minute, however América scored once more to seal the sequence within the seventieth minute. Leo Suarez dribbled round two defenders on the high of the Timbers’ penalty space earlier than knocking in a 22-yard, left-footed strike.
Membership América have gained the Champions League twice within the final decade.
Monterrey 3-0 Columbus Crew (5-2 on agg)
Two first-half objectives from Maximiliano Meza sparked Monterrey to a 3-0 win over the Columbus Crew on Wednesday in Guadalupe, and a 5-2 combination victory of their quarter-final tie.
Monterrey advance to a semi-final matchup towards one other Mexican membership, Cruz Azul, which accomplished a 4-1 combination victory over Toronto FC on Tuesday.
Within the fourth minute Wednesday, Monterrey’s Vincent Janssen despatched a low cross into the six-yard field, and Crew goalie Eloy Room dived and pushed the ball in entrance. An unmarked Meza tapped the ball into the open proper aspect of the web.
The identical pair related within the twenty sixth minute. Janssen gained an aerial duel and managed the ball to enter the penalty space in a two-on-one with Meza. He rolled the ball to Meza, who blasted in a low shot from 14 yards out.
Miguel Layun sealed Monterrey’s win within the 71st minute, firing in a 25-yard free kick from useless middle into the highest proper nook.