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April 10 CONCACAF Champions semis - Red Bull bows

April 10 CONCACAF Champions semis - Red Bull bows”

Chivas managed to see out the result and will face the winner of the other semifinal, where Toronto FC leads Club America 3-1 on aggregate.

Toronto FC has advanced to its first ever CONCACAF Champions League final.

What then followed was relentless pressure from Club America and a series of stunning saves from Toronto keeper Alex Bono.

In the end, a goalkeeping masterclass from Rodolfo Cota saw the Mexicans through, as Chivas progressed to their first continental final in the Champions League era thanks to Isaac Brizuela's effort in the first leg. America's William da Silva beat him to the ball but inadvertently played the ball directly into Jonathan Osorio's pass for the goal.

The New York Red Bulls were eliminated from the CONCACAF Champions League by Guadalajara after the teams' second leg ended in a 0-0 draw in New Jersey.

Toronto and Guadalajara will go head-to-head in a two-legged final later this month.

Toronto defender Eriq Zavaleta seemingly scored an own goal in the 20th minute, tying the game 1-1, but the assistant referee raised his flag for an offside call after the near score. Bono stepped up again in the 63rd minute, jumping to get a glove on the ball and tip a well-placed strike from Alejandro Díaz over the crossbar.

Andres Uribe tied it for Club América in the second minute of injury time on a penalty kick.

As the game wore on Toronto captain Michael Bradley moved further and further back, helping to shore up TFC's defense.

FIFA's 2026 evaluation committee had only just left Mexico City and its Azteca stadium when the iconic venue returned to the real business of play in the Conacaf Champions League. His presence made a difference in the 80th minute when he stopped a potential breakaway by Diaz.

It was the second straight Mexican club that Toronto had knocked off in the C.C.L., the top club competition for North and Central America and the Caribbean.



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