Pumas win big to complete CCL semis

Pumas win big to complete CCL semis

CONCACAF Champions League

Pumas win big to complete CCL semis



The CONCACAF Champions League semifinals are set after another rout capped off the latest round.

Pumas UNAM, which entered Thursday night's second leg against Isidro Metapan in a 2-1 hole, unleashed an 8-0 beating on its Salvadoran counterpart to become the third Mexican team to qualify for the tournament semifinals. The scoreline matched the most lopsided victory in CCL history, equaling Herediano's 8-0 victory over Alpha United in the preliminary round in July.

Eduardo Herrera scored twice, and five other Pumas players got on the board as well after a 25th-minute Alex Escobar own goal had leveled the aggregate score.

Pumas will play defending champion Monterrey in one all-Mexican semifinal, while Santos Laguna takes on the lone MLS survivor, Toronto FC, in the other. Here is the schedule for the CCL semifinals:

First leg, March 28: Toronto FC vs. Santos Laguna; 8 p.m. Monterrey vs. Pumas, 10 p.m.

Second leg, April 4: Santos Laguna vs. Toronto FC, 8 p.m.; Pumas vs. Monterrey, 10 p.m.

How do you see the CCL semifinals unfolding? Do you think TFC can become the second straight MLS team to reach the final? Do you think TFC should host its semifinal at Rogers Centre or BMO Field?

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