Thursday, March 01, 2007

Mexican night at the Champions' Cup

Two of the four quarterfinal Champions' Cup series have been decided and in both the team from Mexico came out on top.

Deportivo Marquense was hoping home pitch advantage would allow them to overcome a two goal aggregate deficit, however Pachuca CF put that idea to rest early when they went ahead in the 16th minute. Being down three goals was way too much for the team from Guatemala to overcome, meaning Pachuca advances to face the winner of the Houston-Puntarenas series.

The other match of the night saw CD Guadalajara recover just fine from their surprise defeat in Trinidad & Tobago. W Connection was hoping to hold their 1 goal aggregate advantage or at least force penalty kicks, but the final result was never in any real danger. Guadalajara was dominating on the ball. When Sergio Santana got his and the clubs second goal of the night in the 46th, W Connection's fate was sealed. The Mexicans would add one more in the 74th, giving them a 4:2 win on aggregate and earning them a date with DC United (unless CD Olimpia plays the greatest game ever tonight).

Congratulations to the two Mexican clubs. Now I just hope they will each get to face a MLS side in the semifinals.



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