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Champions League

  • April 10, 2013
  • • 10:00 PM
  • • Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey
  • Referee: R. Moreno
  • • Attendance: 32234

Monterrey win Aggregate 3 - 1

CONCACAF Champions League Preview: Monterrey - LA Galaxy

CONCACAF Champions League Preview: Monterrey - LA Galaxy


The defending MLS champions face a monumental task, as they travel to Mexico trailing 2-1 after the first leg at Home Depot Center

Monterrey (4-4-2): Ibarra; Osorio, Mier, Basanta, Chavez; Zavala, Ayovi, Cardozo, Meza; De Nigris, Suazo


LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Cudicini; Leonardo, DeLaGarza, Gonzalez, Dunivant; Magee, Sarvas, Juninho, Franklin; Keane, Villarreal.

  • A.J. DeLaGarza scored a first-half goal to give the Galaxy an advantage, but the home side allowed goals from Humberto Suazo and Aldo De Nigris in the final 10 minutes to give the Rayados a massive 2-1 win in the first leg.
  • Monterrey is the two-time defending champion of this competition. The Rayados beat Real Salt Lake in the 2010-11 final, before vanquishing Santos Laguna in the 2011-12 final.
  • Despite being withdrawn from the first leg with what was described as a "headache", Galaxy midfielder Juninho has been pronounced fit for this match.
  • LA will have one slight advantage heading into this match: MLS postponed the team's game on Saturday to allow more rest, while Monterrey had a league game on Sunday. A reserve-laden Rayados side lost 1-0 to Toluca.
  • Landon Donovan has made two 30-minute substitute appearances since his return from sabbatical, and indicated this week he could be in line to make his first start of the season in this match.
  • The winners of the semifinals will advance to the two-leg final, to be played on April 24 and May 1. The winner of the 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League will earn a berth to the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco.


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CCL ‎(CCL)‎ Apr 10, 2013 Monterrey 1 - Los Angeles Galaxy 0
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23Juan de Dios IbarraGoalkeeper
2S. MezaDefender
5D. ChavezDefender
10W. AyovíMidfielder
-José María BasantaDefender
21H. MierDefender
17J. ZavalaMidfielder
18Neri Raúl CardozoMidfielder
-A. De NigrisStriker
19César Fabián DelgadoMidfielder
26H. SuazoStriker
-J. DauttGoalkeeper
-Leobardo LópezDefender
16E. SolísDefender
68J. CoronaMidfielder
-C. De la PeñaMidfielder
-G. MorenoMidfielder
-G. MadrigalStriker
23Carlo CudiciniGoalkeeper
2Todd DunivantDefender
4Omar GonzalezDefender
5Sean FranklinDefender
20A.J. DeLaGarzaDefender
8Marcelo Sarvas Striker
-Michael StephensMidfielder
7Robbie KeaneStriker
10Landon DonovanStriker
12Brian RoweGoalkeeper
21Tommy MeyerDefender
9Mike MageeMidfielder
25Rafa GarcíaMidfielder
16Greg CochraneMidfielder
32Jack McBeanStriker
33Jose VillarrealStriker

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