Pachuca, Monterrey and Tigres, with “Mexican night” in the Concachampions and are approaching the semifinals – La Opinión

Pachuca, Monterrey and Tigres, with “Mexican night” in the Concachampions and are approaching the semifinals – La Opinión

Los Tuzos del Pachuca, Rayados de Monterrey and Tigres de la UANL, They took an important step towards the semifinals of the Concachampions by adding important results this Wednesday in a “Mexican night” for the Aztec squads. Pachuca let their hair down by beating Herediano of Costa Rica 0-5, The Rayados took advantage of the absence of Argentine star Lionel Messi to beat Inter Miami 1-2 and finally Tigres tied in Ohio 1-1 with the Columbus Crew.

Without a doubt, the Mexican teams gave a coup of authority that, together with América’s 0-4 victory on Tuesday, took over the first leg games of the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF competition, which practically suggests an Aztec day in the prelude duels for the title of this regional competition of the North, Central America and Caribbean Football Confederation.

In the three games, there were significant things, like in Pachuca’s victory where the Venezuelan José Salomón Rondón was the impetus for the Tuzos to let their hair down with the 0-5 victory, with his second scoring hat trick in the Concachampions, supported by another great night from the Dutch naturalized Moroccan Ousama Idrissi, who was a true headache for the Costa Rican defense on the left side.

While in Monterrey’s victory over Inter Miamithe Argentine Maxi Meza appeared at the exact moment to get ahead with the result 1-2, where the Mexican squad took advantage of the absence of the Argentine star Lionel Messi to take an advantage that in the BBVA stadium with the Argentine on the field, the matter You can change.

Finally, Tigres overcame the adverse conditions in Ohio to earn a 1-1 draw against the Columbus Crew, in results that place the Mexican teams one step away from the Concachampions semifinals.

Great night by José Rondón

The Herediano of Costa Rica led by the Mexican Héctor Altamirano arrived at the match at the National Stadium of Costa Rica, determined to show that their great performance against Toluca in the first phase of this competition had not been a coincidence. But in reality they got an unpleasant surprise with a Pachuca that from three minutes with the first goal by Venezuelan José Salomón Rondón they headed to a quiet night with two more goals from Rondón at 16 and 66 minutes, as well as another from Alexeí Domínguez and the last of Alan Ernesto Bautista, who closed the bow of this great victory that practically has the Tuzos in the semifinals, while the Mexican coach Héctor Altamirano will have to look for some miracle to change history.

The night without Messi

For their part, the Rayados de Monterrey took perfect advantage of the absence of the Argentine star Lionel Messi, to come from behind and defeat Inter Miami with a close score of 1-2, but in the end a victory that makes the Mexican team more closer to the semifinal stage than the Florida squad of Major League Soccer (MLS).

It was of little use to Inter Miami that the Argentine Tomás Agustín Avilés put forward the squad led by the Argentine Gerardo “Tata” Martino, who except for the absence of Messi, did not hesitate to throw out the best of his squad with the Spanish Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets, as well as the Uruguayan Luis Suárez, to seek victory.

But in the second half, with goals from the Argentine Maxi Meza and Jorge Rodríguez, Monterrey managed to win the important victory in the first leg of the Concachampions quarterfinals and now in the second leg match for the 10th of this month in the BBVA stadium in the city of Monterrey, Rayados fans are already rubbing their hands to see the performance of star Lionel Messi.

Tigres overcame a tough obstacle

Finally, the UANL Tigres came out ahead of the complicated customs of the state of Ohio, by drawing 1-1 with the Columbus Crew, in a duel where the Tigres put them ahead with a goal from Frenchman André Pierre Gignac until the 43rd minute. With a goal from Uruguayan Diego Rossi, things were even and the cats held out until the end with a valuable 1-1 draw on foreign territory.

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André Pierre Gignac put Tigres ahead in the final 1-1 draw with the Columbus Crew in the first leg of the round of 16 of the Concachampions. Photo:Juan Angel Ovalle/Imago7.

Keep reading:
-Venezuelan Salomón Rondón scored his first hat trick in the Concachampions vs. Philadelphia Union
-Herediano took advantage towards the quarterfinals of the Concachampions
-Esteban Andrada, Monterrey goalkeeper, has an outstanding debt with Lionel Messi

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