Omar Gonzalez may have seen a goal of his own wiped away, but it was his performance on the other side of the ball that helped Pachuca earn an impressive result on Tuesday night.
Gonzalez was a standout in defense on Tuesday as Pachuca earned a 0-0 draw against Saprissa in Costa Rica. While his defensive efforts went a long way towards preserving the clean sheet, Gonzalez also nearly contributed on the attacking end as a 34th minute finish was ruled back on an offside call. The result gives Pachuca a leg up heading into their second leg clash, which will take place back home in Mexico on Feb. 28.
In England, Danny Williams and Reading faced off with David Wagner’s Huddersfield Town in a clash that could prove vital to the English League Championship promotion battle, and it was the latter that came out on top via a 1-0 scoreline. The win pushes Huddersfield into third place, four points ahead of Reading, who have also played an extra game.
Elsewhere, Amando Moreno and Joe Corona featured for Tijuana in a narrow Copa MX win over Correcaminos.
Here’s a closer look at Tuesday’s Americans Abroad:
CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Omar Gonzalez started and played 90 minutes in Pachuca’s 0-0 draw with Saprissa.
Paul Arriola, Joe Corona, Michael Orozco, John Requejo, Amando Moreno, Alejandro Guido and Tijuana face Correcaminos.
Amando Moreno started and played 64 minutes in Tijuana’s 1-0 win over Correcaminos.
Joe Corona entered as a 76th minute substitute for Tijuana.
Paul Arriola dressed but did not play for Tijuana.
Michael Orozco, John Requejo and Alejandro Guido did not dress for Tijuana.
Edgar Castillo did not dress in Monterrey’s 5-0 win over Dorados.
Danny Williams started and played 90 minutes in Reading’s 1-0 loss to David Wagner’s Huddersfield Town.