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Played
April 10, 2013 10:00 PM EDT
Estadio Tecnológico — Monterrey
Referee:‬ R. Moreno‎
Attendance:‬ 32234‎
 
81′ A. De Nigris
 

Monterrey 1-0 LA Galaxy: Rayados return to CONCACAF Champions League final

Monterrey advanced to its third straight CONCACAF Champions League final, where it will face Santos Laguna for the second straight year.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Severo Meza, Monterrey; Marcelos Sarvas, LA Galaxy; CONCACAF Champions League
Julio Cesar Aguilar/AFP
Monterrey beat the LA Galaxy 1-0 at home to advance to the CONCACAF Champions League final, 3-1 on aggregate.

The Rayados won the first leg 2-1, with Aldo De Nigris scoring one and creating another. Los Angeles needed at least two goals to advance. None came.

"We're disappointed with the result tonight, but we lost to a very good team," LA coach Bruce Arena said. "We may have lost this series in the last 10 minutes last week in Los Angeles. We made it very difficult for ourselves. Tonight was going to be hard because of the way we played in the last 10 minutes last week.

"Having said that, Monterrey is an excellent team – deserving winners."

With LA chasing the series, Landon Donovan made his first start since returning from a sabbatical. Not even the all-time leading U.S. national team goalscorer could help matters, with the Galaxy blanked.

"This competition is difficult for MLS teams right now," Arena said. "We don't have our full fitness at this time of year, and certainly that's the case for Landon. But I thought Landon did very well to survive 90 minutes tonight."

In the 63rd minute, De Nigris put the ball past Carlo Cudicini. However, Neri Cardozo was offside in the build-up.

De Nigris' goal that came with 10 minutes remaining stood. Severo Meza angled the ball into the box. Cesar Delgado cut it back with a no-look one-touch pass, and De Nigris drilled it between Cudicini's legs.

Monterrey will meet Santos Laguna in an all-Mexican final for the second straight year as it aims for a third consecutive CCL championship, something no team has accomplished since the competition moved to its current format.

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Monterrey

23
 - 
2
S. Meza
Defender
89′
 - 
5
D. Chavez
Midfielder
 - 
10
W. Ayoví
Midfielder
 - 
15
 - 
21
H. Mier
Defender
 - 
17
J. Zavala
Midfielder
 - 
18
Neri Raúl Cardozo
Midfielder
89′
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A. De Nigris
Striker
81′
 - 
19
 - 
26
H. Suazo
Striker
 - 

Los Angeles Galaxy

 - 
23
Carlo Cudicini
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
4
 - 
5
 - 
20
 - 
22
Leonardo
Defender
80′
 - 
8
 - 
19
Juninho
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
7
 - 
10

Substitutes

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J. Dautt
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
 - 
16
E. Solís
Midfielder
89′
 - 
68
J. Corona
Midfielder
90′
 - 
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C. De la Peña
Midfielder
 - 
-
G. Moreno
Defender
 - 
-
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
12
Brian Rowe
Goalkeeper
 - 
21
Tommy Meyer
Defender
 - 
9
Mike Magee
Midfielder
59′
 - 
25
Rafa García
Midfielder
 - 
16
 - 
32
 - 
33

Coach/Manager

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
Pavone Pavone
Striker
Cruz Azul
5 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
LA Galaxy
4 0