Tigres UANL booked their spot in the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-0 victory over Herediano. The universitarios needed just a draw to guarantee their advancement, while the Costa Ricans needed to pick up all three points to move on.
The hosts put out a strong lineup and they took the lead shortly before the half-hour mark. In the 27th minute, Tigres earned a free kick and Herediano was unable to clear it away, with Hugo Ayala pouncing on the rebound to make it 1-0.
Monterrey suffered a surprise 2-3 defeat to Árabe Unido in the second matchweek of Group D action in the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League. The Rayados remain top of the table despite the loss, due to the goal difference tiebreaker, but the Panamanians are now level on points with a game in hand.
The visitors struck early on. In the 11th minute, José González received a partly-cleared corner kick outside the box and he sent his shot from distance unstoppably into the bottom corner to make it 0-1.
In the opening match of Group E, Pachuca defeated Olimpia 1-0 on Tuesday night to get their 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League campaign off to a good start.
The Tuzos put out a somewhat alternative lineup full of young players, with six changes made from the starting XI that faced Necaxa in league play last weekend. Nevertheless, it took just four minutes for Pachuca to open the scoring.
Mexico booked their spot in the knockout rounds of the Copa América Centenario with a 2-0 victory over Jamaica on Thursday night. The victory extends El Tri’s winning streak to 11 games and their unbeaten streak to 21, tying their all-time record.
Javier Hernández moved a step closer to tying Jared Borgetti as Mexico’s all-time leading goalscorer when he scored his 45th international goal in the 18th minute to put El Tri ahead. “Chicharito” headed home a cross from “Tecatito” Corona to make it 1-0 for Mexico.
With two goals in the closing stages of the game, Mexico earned a 3-1 victory over Uruguay to claim first place in Group C after the opening round of matches. In a testy game that finished 10 vs 10, El Tri was able to extend their winning streak to 10 matches and their unbeaten streak to 20.
The night started off badly for Uruguay, even before the game kicked off: the Chilean national anthem was played in place of the Uruguayan one during the pre-game ceremonies. Things did not improve for La Celeste when the match got underway, as Mexico took the lead after just three minutes.