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Monterrey defeats Tigres to win Concacaf Champions League

The Concacaf Champions League title will be staying in Mexico after a new champion was crowned on Wednesday night.

In a battle of Liga MX heavyweights, Monterrey defeated defending champions and local rivals Tigres 2-1 on aggregate. Nico Sanchez’s 25th-minute penalty kick proved to be the deciding goal between the two sides in the latest Clasico Regio.

Sanchez scored the lone goal in last week’s first leg giving Monterrey an early advantage. Rodolfo Pizarro was tripped by Luis Rodriguez allowing Sanchez the opportunity to score in his second consecutive match.

Andre-Pierre Gignac’s scissor kick in the 85th minute pulled Tigres close but it would be the closest they would get. Marcelo Barovero made one save in the win, Monterrey’s fourth-ever finals victory in the competition.

The teams now head back to Clausura action with Tigres currently sitting four points higher than Monterrey in the table.

Tigres hosts Guadalajara on Saturday while Monterrey travels to Atlas a day later.




  1. incredible game and series.

    as impressive as some of the best MLS teams have been in the past few years the best of MLS is still a country mile away from competing at the level of those two teams.

    honestly I could see Tigres and Monterrey doing well in the Europa league or Libertadores

    • That IS the problem though right? MLS needs to overcome the idea that they are failing or completely inferior. These teams are VERY good teams. Maybe not to the casual fan who only watches Real Madrid games.

      • point is that all 24 MLS teams and about half of the Liga MX is a league below the two Monterrey teams!

        casual fans of Uefa Champions League / World Cup should be find this competition right there in terms of quality!

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