- Tigres defeats LAFC in CCL final
- The Mexican side had previously lost in three finals
- André-Pierre Gignac marked in tournament
Tigres won the CONCACAF Champions League for the first time on Tuesday, beating Los Angeles FC in the 2020 final. By doing so, Los Ferrinos After losing three times in the finals of the Continental Tournament, they have all competed in the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 ™ within the last five years.
This week, the Covid-19 pandemic has turned exciting competition into a crescendo after being interrupted in March. The quarterfinals, semifinals and finals all took place in the “bubble” in Orlando, Florida (USA).
Road to Qatar
The Nuevo Leon-based team began the tournament with a startling defeat at Alianza (El Salvador) on the first leg of Round 16. However, they bounced off the return leg and passed the qualifying dramatically overall. So they never looked back.
In the quarter-finals, they defeated MLS outfit New York City FC a total of 5-0. The Mexicans defeated Honduras Olympia 3-0 in the single-leg semi-final and beat LAFC 2-1 in the final 20 minutes of the match to show off their amazing character and book. Their spot in Qatar 2020.
A memorable moment
Hondurans making history
Despite losing to Tigres 3-0 in the semi-finals, Olympia’s success at this year’s tournament is no exaggeration to say the least. Pedro Troglio’s men made history by eliminating Montreal Impact in the quarterfinals and becoming the first Honduras team to participate in the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals. And as if it wasn’t impressive enough, they did so without the support of their loyal fan base, because the first and second legs were played in Canada and Orlando, respectively.
Although the Liga MX team couldn’t finish the 14-year winning streak in the tournament, Los Angeles FC was in the beard of continental glory. For the finals, they have disposed of three or more Mexican clubs (Leon, Cruz Azul, Club America). This is a feat that no other MLS team has ever achieved in the history of the tournament. LAFC, led by Effervescent Carlos Vela, has shown that their team has a very promising future.
Like fine wine
He may be 35, but André-Pierre Gignac continues to show that age is all in his heart. The evergreen French have surpassed six goals on the tournament scoring chart and won the Golden Ball Award for their powerful performance. In the final, he quietly scored a winning goal when the match seemed to be overtime. 6 minutes left out of the box.
Throughout the finals, LAFC has demonstrated a hard-running style that combines a great deal of physical effort with tremendous tactical discipline. The team’s coach, Bob Bradley, made the most of the team’s youthful energy. This is a feature that even if you lose the ball, you can go back in time to cover it, while moving a few players forward. So it was not surprising that Diego Palacios, LA’s young Ecuadorian fullback, won the Best Young Player Award.
Do you know?
Goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman played a fundamental role in the success of the Champions League in Tigres.Experienced Argentines not only kept three shutouts in six games, but also in the last 16 games Los Ferrinos With Alianza on away goals, he took part in the attack during his injuries, pushing a free kick firmly behind the net and sending the team to the quarterfinals.
– Soccer Sports
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