Suazo PK lifts Monterrey into CCL final

Suazo PK lifts Monterrey into CCL final

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Suazo PK lifts Monterrey into CCL final

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Monterrey will join Real Salt Lake in the CONCACAF Champions League final.

Humberto Suazo's 81st-minute penalty kick sealed a 1-1 draw at Estadio Azul Wednesday night, lifting Monterrey past Cruz Azul, 3-2 on aggregate in their CCL semifinal.

Cruz Azul, looking to reach the CCL final for the third consecutive year, looked to be on its way after Cesar Villaluz scored in the 24th minute to level the aggregate score and give Cruz Azul the edge because of its away goal in the first leg. Waldo Ponce was whistled for a late foul in the box, though, earning his second yellow card and yielding a PK to Suazo, who buried it to tilt the scales back in Monterrey's favor.

Monterrey, which has yet to lose in this year's CCL campaign, will host the first leg of the final on April 20. The second leg will be played at Rio Tinto Stadium in Utah on April 27.

Highlights from the Monterrey-Cruz Azul match are after the jump:


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