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Guido Pizarro Undergoes Surgery on Broken Nose

A hard head-to-head collision in Tuesday night’s CONCACAF Champions League final first leg left Tigres UANL’s Guido Pizarro with a broken nose.

The incident occurred in the 17th minute, when Pizarro and Pachuca’s Óscar Murillo contested an aerial ball. Pizarro returned to the game after treatment but was eventually subbed out in the 56th minute.

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CCL: Tigres UANL vs Pachuca – Final First Leg Recap and Highlights

In the first leg of the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League final, Tigres UANL and Pachuca drew 1-1, which leaves this series delicately balanced ahead of next week’s decisive second leg.

The game started off perfectly for the visitors, who took the lead just two minutes in. Raúl López took a free kick, and it took a nasty deflection off Tigres’ Eduardo Vargas to wrong-foot goalkeeper Nahuel Guzmán. 0-1 for Pachuca.

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CONCACAF Champions League Final – First Leg: Where to Watch

The 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League is just two games away from its conclusion, and for the 12th straight year, the tournament winner will be a Mexican team; the last non-Mexican team to lift the trophy was Costa Rica’s Saprissa in 2005.

This year’s CCL final pits Tigres UANL against Pachuca.

The Tuzos have reached the final four times, and they have won each time, in 2002, 2007, 2008, and 2009-10. Tigres UANL has never won; they reached the final last year, in the 2015-16 edition, but fell 4-1 to América.

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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.

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CCL: Pachuca vs FC Dallas – Semifinal Second Leg Recap and Highlights

Pachuca scored a stoppage-time goal to beat FC Dallas 3-1 in the second leg of their 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League semifinal series, which puts the Tuzos through to the final with a 4-3 aggregate victory.

Pachuca came out looking to overturn the first-leg deficit in front of a packed house in the Estadio Hidalgo – where the Tuzos are in the midst of a long unbeaten streak in both CCL and league play. The game quickly lost its rhythm, however, with numerous fouls interrupting the flow of the game.

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CONCACAF Champions League Semifinals – Second Leg: Where to Watch

The finalists of the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League will be determined this week as the semifinals conclude.

The two semifinal series pit Liga MX vs MLS, and in the first legs FC Dallas earned a 2-1 victory over Pachuca while Tigres UANL beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0.

The first finalist will be determined on Tuesday, when Pachuca hosts Dallas. The Tuzos need to win to advance – 1-0 will do it, but if Dallas scores, Pachuca will need to win by two. The MLS side will move on with a win or draw, while a 2-1 Pachuca win would send the series to extra time.

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CCL: FC Dallas vs Pachuca – Semifinal First Leg Recap and Highlights

In the first leg of their 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League semifinal series, FC Dallas earned a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Pachuca.

The game had started perfectly for the visitors, with the Tuzos taking the lead in just the third minute. Erick Aguirre got free on the left, drove into the box, and cut the ball back towards the center. Franco Jara brought the ball down and sent it in off the post to make it 0-1 for Pachuca early on.

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

In the first leg of their 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League semifinal series, Tigres UANL picked up a 2-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps.

The universitarios largely controlled possession in the first half as they looked to make their home field advantage count. Their best opportunity came when Jürgen Damm sent a cross to the far post for Eduardo Vargas, but goalkeeper David Ousted was able to make the save.

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CONCACAF Champions League Semifinals – First Legs: Where to Watch

It’s Liga MX vs MLS in both of the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League semifinals.

First, on Tuesday, Tigres UANL will host the Vancouver Whitecaps, before Pachuca travels to take on FC Dallas on Wednesday.

The semifinals are a total-goals, aggregate-score series. Away goals are tiebreakers. Should the aggregate and away goals be tied at the end of the second leg, the games will advance to extra time and then penalties if needed.

All times Eastern, home team listed first.

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CCL: Pumas UNAM vs Tigres UANL – Quarterfinal Second Leg Recap and Highlights

concacaf championsTigres UANL booked their spot in the semifinals of the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League with a 0-3 away win against Pumas UNAM. The 1-1 draw in the first leg left everything to play for in this one, and it was the visitors who took advantage.

Pumas started the game off with an attacking mindset, but they couldn’t get past Nahuel Guzmán, who was making his return to the field after a six-week layoff following foot surgery. On the other hand, although Tigres had fewer chances, they were able to convert them.

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