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April 9, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
Estadio Nuevo Corona — Torreón
Referee:‬ J. Aguilar‎
Attendance:‬ 19595‎
 

Santos Laguna 1-1 Seattle Sounders FC: Liga MX side into CONCACAF Champions League final

Santos Laguna will progress to the CONCACAF Champions League final after a 2-1 aggregate win over Seattle.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Mario Martinez, Seattle Sounders FC; Herculez Gomez, Santos Laguna; CONCACAF Champions League
Otto Greule Jr
Santos Laguna eliminated Seattle Sounders FC from the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals with a 1-1 result on Tuesday. A week earlier, the Liga MX side took a 1-0 away win, giving it a 2-1 aggregate win.

Down a goal already, Seattle attacked quickly, with Eddie Johnson and Steve Zakuani wasting good early chances. Santos punished the MLS side for the misses. Zach Scott gave up a free kick near the box, and Carlos Darwin Quintero cranked his shot off the underside of the post. The ball bounced over the line and then out. Herculez Gomez made sure with a header to double the host side's aggregate lead.

Quintero should have doubled his tally before halftime. A tidy one-two helped him past the Seattle defense, and he placed his shot off the post. Oribe Peralta overhit the rebound, clearing his shot over the goal.

Substitute Lamar Neagle equalized with 20 minutes remaining. DeAndre Yedlin chipped the ball up the right flank. Neagle muscled Felipe Baloy off the ball and crossed to Zakuani. Oswaldo Sanchez rushed out to smother the shot, but the rebound fell to Neagle, who tucked it away.

In the 79th minute, Quintero put the ball past Michael Gspurning again. He nipped in front of the Seattle defenders to meet a low Peralta center, and stabbed home. However, the referee whistled the play offside and the goal didn't count.

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Santos Laguna

1
Oswaldo Sánchez
Goalkeeper
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J. Estrada
Defender
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Aaron Galindo
Defender
 - 
20
Osmar Mares
Defender
 - 
-
F. Baloy
Defender
 - 
58
 - 
75
N. Calderón
Striker
63′
 - 
17
Rodolfo Salinas
Midfielder
 - 
28
C. Quintero
Striker
21′ 89′
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H. Gómez
Striker
 - 
24
O. Peralta
Striker
 - 

Seattle Sounders FC

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81
 - 
17
 - 
12
 - 
18
 - 
20
Zach Scott
Defender
20′
 - 
6
Osvaldo Alonso
Midfielder
 - 
7
 - 
7
Steve Zakuani
Midfielder
77′
 - 
12
Alex Caskey
Midfielder
 - 
7
 - 
21
Shalrie Joseph
Midfielder

Substitutes

19
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-
 - 
6
Marc Crosas
Midfielder
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-
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-
E. Lugo
Midfielder
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-
 - 

Substitutes

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24
 - 
4
Marc Burch
Defender
 - 
34
 - 
7
Mauro Rosales
Midfielder
59′ 66′
 - 
5
Andy Rose
Midfielder
 - 
27
Lamar Neagle
Midfielder
61′ 73′
 - 
26
S. Ochoa
Striker
77′

Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
Group 1 Matchday 1
Times In EDT
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
R. Nava R. Nava
Striker
Toluca
7 0
N. Muñoz N. Muñoz
Striker
A.D. Isidro Metapán
5 0
A. Emaná A. Emaná
Midfielder
Cruz Azul
4 0
Robbie Keane Robbie Keane
Striker
Los Angeles Galaxy
4 0
Pavone Pavone
Striker
Cruz Azul
4 0