Toluca and Cruz Azul will fight it out across two legs for the title of the best club in CONCACAF and a ticket to the Club World Cup.For the fifth time in six editions of the revamped CONCACAF Champions League, two Liga MX sides will contest the final.
Mexican side Club Toluca defeated Costa Rican champion Alajuelense 2-0 on Tuesday to take a 3-0 aggregate decision, and a day later, Cruz Azul overturned a 1-0 first-leg deficit against fellow Liga MX club Tijuana with a 2-0 win to book its ticket.
Toluca has no experience in the final of the CCL, although it did make four final appearances in the old Champions Cup - in 1968, 1998, 2003 and 2006 - winning in '68 and '03. Cruz Azul was tied as the most successful team of the Champions Cup era, winning five titles in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1997 and 1998, but is looking for its first CCL trophy after losing at the final stage in 2009 and 2010.
Only once has the CONCACAF Champions League trophy game not been solely contested by Mexican clubs, when Major League Soccer team Real Salt Lake lost 3-2 on aggregate to Monterrey in 2011.