CCL: Tauro FC vs América – Second Leg Recap and Highlights

América earned a 1-3 away victory over Tauro FC to put the Águilas comfortably into the semifinals of the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League with a 7-1 aggregate win.

After winning 4-0 in the first leg, América was firmly in control of this series – and the only Liga MX team to go into the second leg with an aggregate lead. When the Águilas scored just six minutes into this game to give them an away goal as well, there was no way back for Tauro.

Henry Martín opened the scoring for América when he finished off a cross from Carlos Darwin Quintero to make it 0-1 (0-5), leaving the Panamanians needing to score six unanswered goals to turn the tie around.

Martín finished off his brace in the 19th minute, again with an assist from Quintero, to make it 0-2 (0-6). Tauro defenders were caught out on both of Martín’s goals.

In the second half, Alejandro Díaz made it 0-3 (0-7) from a set piece, with the cantanero heading home the service from Paul Aguilar with his first touch of the ball after coming on as a sub.

Tauro was able to salvage a little bit of pride with a consolation goal in the 70th minute, when Julio Sánchez’s powerful shot beat Agustín Marchesín to make it 1-3 (1-7). There was no way back for the hosts, though, and Sánchez didn’t even celebrate his goal.

With the 1-3 (1-7 aggregate) win, América advances to the semifinals while Tauro is eliminated.

Highlights

Lineups

Tauro: Óscar McFarlane, Richard Dixon, Gustavo Chará, Jorge Gutiérrez, Rigoberto Niño (Julio Sánchez 66′), José Gómez (Israel Sanjúr 31′), Adalberto Carrasquilla, Marcos Sánchez, Edwin Aguilar (Enrico Small 64′), Óscar Villareal, Juan Camilo Hernández.

América: Agustín Marchesín, Bruno Valdez (Daniel Zamorano 65′), Carlos Vargas, Edson Álvarez, William da Silva (Francisco Córdova 67′), Joe Corona, Aldo Cruz, Paul Aguilar, Henry Martín, Andrés Ibargüen (Alejandro Díaz 54′), Carlos Darwin Quintero.

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