CCL: Vancouver vs Tigres UANL – Semifinal Second Leg Recap and Highlights

Tigres UANL earned a come-from-behind 1-2 away win against the Vancouver Whitecaps to put them into the final of the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions league with a comfortable 4-1 aggregate victory.

The Canadians needed to overcome a 2-0 first-leg loss to advance in this semifinal series, and they were able to reduce that aggregate deficit in just the 3rd minute. Brek Shea finished off a loose ball following a corner kick to make it 1-0 (1-2) for the Whitecaps.

As impressive a start as that was, the night quickly went sour for the hosts. Shea was forced out of the game with an injury in the 10th minute and Vancouver did not register another shot for the rest of the half.

The aggregate continued to favor Tigres, and in the second half the visitors ensured their spot in the CCL final with a pair of away goals.

In the 63rd minute, André-Pierre Gignac made it 1-1 (1-3) with a golazo as he sent his shot from the top of the box over goalkeeper David Ousted and into the top corner to essentially put the series to bed.

Then, in the 84th minute, Damián Álvarez – who had just entered the game a minute earlier – finished off a low cross to give Tigres the win on the night as well as on aggregate.

With the 1-2 win (1-4 aggregate), Tigres advance to the final while Vancouver is eliminated.

Highlights

Lineups

Vancouver: David Ousted, Sheanon Williams (Kyle Greig 78′), Kendall Waston, Tim Parker, Jordan Harvey, Andrew Jacobson (Tony Tchani 61′), Matías Laba, Cristian Techera, Christian Bolaños, Brek Shea (Alphonso Davies 10′), Fredy Montero.

Tigres: Nahuel Guzmán, Jorge Torres Nilo, Hugo Ayala, Juninho (Francisco Meza 86′), Luis Rodríguez, Jesús Dueñas, Guido Pizarro, Javier Aquino, Eduardo Vargas (Lucas Zelarayán 78′), Ismael Sosa (Damián Álvarez 83′), André-Pierre Gignac. 

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