After conceding two goals in the opening ten minutes, Santos Laguna scored four of their own in a 10-minute span late in the second half to earn a comprehensive 4-2 victory against the New York Red Bulls. The result sees Santos advance to the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League semifinals with a 6-2 aggregate win.
With a 0-2 away win from the first leg, the Laguneros were in a fairly comfortable position combing into this one. But the visitors jumped out to a surprise lead and quickly erased the deficit. Omir Fernández made it 0-1 (2-1) in just the 4th minute, before Daniel Royer leveled the aggregate five minutes later.
Santos Laguna picked up a 0-2 away win against the New York Red Bulls to put them in a comfortable position in their 2019 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal series.
The game didn’t start off comfortably for the visitors, as the Red Bulls came out attacking and were able to keep the ball consistently in Santos’ defensive third. However, the hosts weren’t able to convert their opportunities, with Jonathan Orozco notably denying Bradley Wright-Phillips on a one-on-one chance.
Tijuana scored early but couldn’t hold the lead as they fell 3-1 to the New York Red Bulls on the night – 5-1 on aggregate – to bow out of the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League. The Xolos are the first Mexican team to be eliminated by an MLS side in a Champions League knockout series.
The visitors needed to overturn a 0-2 first-leg deficit and they came out attacking. Tijuana very nearly took the lead in the first few minutes when a shot by Luis Mendoza took a deflection and crashed against the crossbar.
The New York Red Bulls earned a surprise 0-2 away win against Tijuana in the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal series. The visitors put just three shots on target throughout the game – compared to 13 on target for Tijuana – but they made their opportunities count as they picked up two valuable away goals.
The night started off brightly for the Red Bulls, who took the lead in just the 9th minute. Damián Pérez attempted to cut out a cross, but only managed to send the ball into the path of Bradley Wright-Phillips, who made it 0-1.