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CONCACAF Nations League: Bermuda vs Mexico – Recap & Highlights

CONCACAF Nations League logoAs expected, Mexico easily beat Bermuda in their 2019 CONCACAF Nations League opener, with El Tri running out 5-1 victors.

Mexico controlled possession from the opening whistle, but it took them 25 minutes to find the breakthrough. That was when Hirving Lozano played in Uriel Antuna, who took the ball past the onrushing keeper and knocked it into the empty net to make it 1-0 for the visitors.

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CONCACAF Nations League – Bermuda vs Mexico: Where to Watch

Mexico starts their participation in the 2019 CONCACAF Nations League this Friday with a visit to Bermuda. Mexico and Bermuda are in Group B of the tournament, alongside Panama.

The group stage started in September, where Panama and Bermuda faced off twice, splitting the series: Panama won 4-1 away on September 5th, and then Bermuda won 2-0 away on September 8th.

Mexico is expected to roll past Bermuda, but the Gombey Warriors will hope to build on their victory against Panama with a positive result here. As for El Tri, they’ll go top of the group if they win by more than one goal, and they’ll be looking to score a lot more than that here.

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Mexico Announces Roster for October Nations League Matches

Mexican national team logo/crestMexico was drawn into Group B in the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League, and their participation in the tournament starts this Friday.

The Nations League tournament involves all 41 teams in CONCACAF and features three divisions – Leagues A, B, and C – with four groups apiece. The top 10 qualifiers for the Nations League also earned spots in the 2019 Gold Cup, where they joined the six teams who already qualified as Hexagonal participants in 2018 World Cup qualifying. Starting for the 2021 Gold Cup, all teams will have to qualify through the Nations League and there will be no automatic berths given.

Mexico is in Group B of the League A tournament, along with Panama and Bermuda. Mexico will open their participation by visiting Bermuda on October 11th, after which they will host Panama on October 15th. Coach Gerardo Martino has called up 19 players for October’s games.

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Monterrey Wins 2019 CONCACAF Champions League

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Monterrey won their fourth CONCACAF Champions League title with a 2-1 aggregate victory over rivals Tigres UANL. The result keeps the Rayados perfect in CCL finals – four appearances, four victories – while the universitarios are still awaiting their first regional championship.

Monterrey went into Wednesday night’s second leg with a 1-0 lead from the first leg; they added to that advantage in the 25th minute. The hosts were awarded a penalty after Rodolfo Pizarro was brought down in the box, and Nicolás Sánchez converted the spot kick to make it 1-0 on the night and 2-0 on aggregate.

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2019 CCL Final – Second Leg: Where to Watch

The 2019 CONCACAF champion will be determined this Wednesday when rivals Monterrey and Tigres UANL face off in the decisive second leg of the final.

The Rayados picked up a 0-1 away victory in the first leg and are looking to continue their perfect record in CONCACAF finals; Monterrey has reached the final three times, and won it each time, in 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13. The universitarios, meanwhile, have twice reached the final, but have never won, finishing runner-up in 2015-16 and 2016-17.

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

In the first leg of the Clásico Regio CONCACAF Champions League final, Monterrey took the lead in the series with a narrow 0-1 away win against Tigres UANL.

Tigres’ home-field advantage proved somewhat lacking in the first half; despite the vociferous crowd in El Volcán, the visitors dominated play. Nahuel Guzmán was repeatedly called into action to deny Monterrey the opening goal, as he made saves against Rogelio Funes Mori, Dorlan Pabón, and Rofoldo Pizarro.

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2019 CCL Final First Leg: Where to Watch

The final of the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League kicks off this Tuesday with the first leg, which pits rivals Monterrey and Tigres UANL against each other for the continental championship.

The Rayados have been champions three times, in 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13, while the universitarios have twice reached the final, but have never won, finishing runner-up in 2015-16 and 2016-17.

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CCL: Sporting Kansas City vs Monterrey – Semifinal Second Leg Recap and Highlights

Sporting Kansas City scored early but couldn’t stop Monterrey’s high-powered attack; the Rayados picked up a 5-2 away victory tonight to easily win this semifinal series with a 10-2 aggregate score.

The hosts, the only non-Mexican team to make it to this round of the tournament, had no realistic chance of overcoming a 5-0 first leg deficit, but they came out attacking as they looked to salvage some dignity. Gerso gave them an early lead – and some fleeting hope – with his 6th minute goal to make it 1-0 (1-5).

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

Santos Laguna came back from two goals down to beat Tigres UANL 3-2 on the night, but they couldn’t do enough to erase the first-leg deficit, ultimately falling to Tigres 5-3 on aggregate.

All the pressure was on the hosts in this one, who needed an early goal to give them hopes of a comeback attempt. Instead, it was the visitors who struck first, with Enner Valencia making it 0-1 (0-4 aggregate) just 11 minutes into the match as he rounded the keeper and sent the ball into the empty net.

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2019 CCL Semifinal Second Legs: Where to Watch

The 2019 CONCACAF Champions League continues this week with the second legs of the semifinal round, and both games are looking somewhat academic after lopsided victories in the first legs.

First Leg Results
Tigres UANL 3-0 Santos Laguna
Monterrey 5-0 Sporting Kansas City

The semifinals are a total goals, aggregate score series; away goals are tiebreakers. If both the aggregate and away goals are tied at the end of the second leg, the winner will be determined by a penalty shootout.

Will there be a Clásico Regio in the CONCACAF final, or can Santos and/or Kansas City pull off a comeback for the ages?

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