Mukhtar had the lead after a 1-0 first-leg victory thanks to a goal from David Accam, but the pair found themselves level 2-2 on aggregate after Kuzain took the second leg 2-1. That led to a third-leg tiebreaker, which saw Kuzain cruise to a 3-0 result and take home the victory.
Mukhtar got out to the aggregate lead in the first leg courtesy of Accam's goal, which the Nashville SC man assisted with himself.
Game 1 goes to Hany Mukhtar and Nashville SC thanks to this second-half strike by @iamdavidaccam set up by @DaxMcCarty11 and Hany himself.— Nashville SC (@NashvilleSC) April 11, 2020
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Mukhtar then struck first in the second leg, scoring with himself with a laser shot in the 8th minute to push the aggregate advantage to 2-0.
But Kuzain would find the scoresheet on 20 minutes with a rebound finish from Felipe Gutierrez to pull within a single goal. Kuzain would then force the decisive third match in dramatic fashion, slotting home a second of the match with Gutierrez in the 104th minute to level the aggregate score at 2-2.
Kuzain struck first in the 25th minute of the third match, finishing off a nifty counterattack with Alan Pulido to take the 3-2 aggregate-goal advantage. It would stay that way until the 64th minute, when Kuzain added another through Gutierrez to give himself a two-goal cushion. Pulido then provided the dagger with an 88th minute rocket golazo from outside the box, sealing the 5-2 aggregate victory for Kuzain.