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Champions League

  • April 4, 2012
  • • 8:00 PM
  • • Estadio Nuevo Corona, Torreón
  • Referee: J. Pineda
  • • Attendance: 26843

Santos Laguna win Aggregate 7 - 3

CCL Preview: Santos Laguna - Toronto FC

With the CCL semifinal tie knotted at one goal apiece, Toronto heads down to Mexico to take on Santos Laguna, which tops the Mexican first division.

Santos Laguna (4-4-2): Sanchez; Baloy, Estrada, Hoyos, Olvera; Crosas, Salinas, Ramirez, H. Gomez; Peralta, Suarez.

Toronto FC (4-3-3): Kocic; Eckersley, Harden, Aceval, Morgan; Dunfield, de Guzman, Johnson; Soolsma, Koevermans, Plata.


OUT: FW Nicholas Lindsay (L knee surgery recovery); DF Dicoy Williams (R knee surgery recovery); DF Jeremy Hall (sports hernia surgery recovery); MF Torsten Frings (R hamstring strain); GK Stefan Frei (L lower leg)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Miguel Aceval (R hamstring tightness)

PROBABLE: DF Adrian Cann (R knee surgery recovery)

  • These teams drew 1-1 in the first leg, with Herculez Gomez opening the scoring. The aggregate winner will advance to the CONCACAF Champions League and play either Pumas or Monterrey.
  • Toronto is the first Canadian team to reach the CCL semifinals. Mexican teams have won every edition of the Champions League.
  • Santos will miss Darwin Quintero and Osmar Mares because the pair saw red in an ill-tempered first leg. Toronto will be without Danny Koevermans due to yellow card accumulation.
  • TFC goalkeeper Stefan Frei had surgery Tuesday to repair torn ligaments in his left ankle. He will miss four to six months. The other major absence for the Canadian club is captain Torsten Frings.
  • Herculez Gomez has scored four goals in the CCL and five in the Mexican clausura. In the past seven games he's scored a staggering nine goals.


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CCL ‎(CCL)‎ Oct 24, 2012 Santos Laguna 1 - Toronto FC 0
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CCL ‎(CCL)‎ Aug 28, 2012 Toronto FC 1 - Santos Laguna 3
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CCL ‎(CCL)‎ Apr 4, 2012 Santos Laguna 6 - Toronto FC 2
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CCL ‎(CCL)‎ Mar 28, 2012 Toronto FC 1 - Santos Laguna 1
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Oswaldo SánchezGoalkeeper
-J. EstradaDefender
-F. BaloyDefender
-Aaron GalindoDefender
-J. OlveraDefender
6Marc CrosasMidfielder
58Juan Pablo RodríguezMidfielder
-Daniel LudueñaMidfielder
13C. SuárezStriker
-H. GómezStriker
18O. PeraltaStriker
-Miguel BecerraGoalkeeper
-César IbañezDefender
-Santiago Abel HoyosDefender
17Rodolfo SalinasMidfielder
-C. MoralesMidfielder
-C. RamírezMidfielder
-C. OchoaStriker
-Milos KocicGoalkeeper
-M. AcevalDefender
5Ashtone MorganDefender
2Ty HardenDefender
2Richard EckersleyDefender
-Julian De GuzmanDefender
12Luis SilvaMidfielder
-Terry DunfieldMidfielder
8Joao PlataStriker
-Ryan JohnsonDefender
-Nick SoolsmaStriker
12Brian RoweGoalkeeper
15Doneil HenryDefender
-Adrian CannDefender
4Aaron MaundDefender
-Matt StinsonMidfielder
19Reginald LambeStriker
-J. BurgosMidfielder
Players to Watch
H. Gómez
H. Gómez
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 0
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Milos Kocic
Milos Kocic
Position: Goalkeeper
Squad Number: 0
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
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