GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Herculez Gomez’s rollercoaster career was within minutes of arriving at another peak on Wednesday, before three goals in six minutes swung the CONCACAF Champions League final the way of Monterrey, who lifted their third consecutive title.
Santos Laguna were cruising to victory after going 2-0 up right after halftime, but Monterrey came back late on to win 4-2 on the night and on aggregate and will represent the CONCACAF region, once again, at the FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco in December.
Crónica Concachampions: Monterrey se corona campeón de clubes de la Concacaf en una final de infarto
Todo parecía indicar que Santos vengaría la final del año pasado ante Monterrey en el Tecnológico. Pero Aldo De Nigris y Humberto Suazo tenían otra idea, y remontaron en los últimos seis minutos del partido que perdían 2-0, para coronarse campeones de la Liga Campeones de CONCACAF por tercera vez consecutiva, con un impresionante marcador final de 4-2.
UN PARTIDO DISPUTADO HASTA EL FINAL
A North American title is at stake Wednesday night as US international Herculez Gomez and his Santos Laguna side travel to Monterrey in a clash for the CONCACAF Champions League crown (10 pm ET, Fox Soccer).
American Exports: Herculez Gomez, Santos Laguna play to frustrating stalemate in CCL final first leg
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – The CONCACAF Champions League final is finely balanced after the first leg, with Herculez Gomez’s Santos Laguna drawing 0-0 Wednesday with Monterrey to leave everything to play for in next week’s decider.
Gomez started the game on the bench, but was heavily involved when he entered the field in the 53rd, after Mexico national team striker Oribe Peralta was forced off with a knee injury.