Federal District, Mexico.
Mexico’s Cruz Azul beat Canada’s Forge FC 3-1 this Thursday and sealed their ticket to the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-final, where they will face off. Rommel Keto CF Montreal.
The Cement Machine led 1-0 in the first leg in Hamilton (Canada) and in the second leg did not give Forge a chance to return, the rookie team in the main tournament for CONCACAF.
In the next round, they will face Montreal, who achieved qualification after eliminating Santos Laguna of Mexico in a match in which the Honduran striker was a personal with a goal and assist.
Paraguay’s Angel Romero, in his first goal in a cement jacket, opened the scoring at the Azteca Stadium after five minutes of playing with a cross kick to the far post from Romulo Otero.
In the 21st minute, Mexican Rafael Baca made it 2-0 with a header for the team from outside the area.
Forte scored the first goal in its history in the tournament through David Choener in the 26th minute. The Canadian scored another shot from outside the area, this time Sebastian Jurado adjusted to the left post.
In the 44th minute, Paraguay Juan Escobar left the confrontation ready for a ruling by converting him 3-1, in a procedure in which he overcame the Canadian defense and headed into the net by sending Luis Mendoza.
Cruz Azul thus joins Lyon and Pumas as Mexican teams ranked for the quarter-finals, where they will attempt to extend the absolute dominance of Aztec football in the record of this tournament, which gives the winner a ticket to the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup.