Atlas suffers setback against Philadelphia; Leon defeats Violet and earns half a ticket to the semi-finals
Emotions from this Tuesday’s quarter-final first leg CONCACAF Champions: Philadelphia United and Lyon They won important victories.
The first match was held in Subaru Park from USAWhere is the blockage? “Red and Black” They tried to attack first before the Americans arrived from dispatch El Salvador Coalition.
The game was troubled for Atlas from the first half. Even its core Anderson Santamaria He was sent off and they had to play with ten men for the whole second half.
The Mexican players were under a brilliant performance for almost the entire game Camilo VargasBut everything got complicated when they conceded a penalty in the last minutes.
The person in charge of collecting was Hungarian Daniel KastakThe Colombian sent the ball into the back of the net from the right despite the goalkeeper’s stretch. Philadelphia He won 1-0.
– Half ticket to semi-final –
In another match, Lyon hosted the surprising and complicated Violet from Haiti, who knocked Austin out of the MLS in one of the tournament’s biggest upsets.
Coffee grower Angel Mena opened the can eight minutes later in favor of “Panzas Verdes.” Chile’s Victor Davila increased the lead after a superb right-handed shot to the left of goalkeeper Paul Robert Decius.
2-0 up, Roberto Luima beat Leon’s goal, but an unfortunate offside temporarily complicated what appeared to be 1-1.
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In the 83rd minute, he received a deflected pass from Mena and headed past Andean Violette’s goal. Lucas Di Yorio approved 4-0. But Elias Hernandez made it 5-0 after a deadly counterattack.
With this result, the Mexican side have almost booked their ticket to the semi-finals of the 2023 Concacaf Champions League.
– Results –
Philadelphia (USA) 1-0 Atlas (Mexico)
Leon (Mexico) 5-0 Violet (Haiti)
– Wednesday 5th April –
6:00 pm: Modagua – Tigres (Olympic Stadium)
8:00 PM: Vancouver – LAFC (at BC)