GlobalColumbus thrashes and eliminates Rayados in the Champions Cup semifinals (video)

Columbus thrashes and eliminates Rayados in the Champions Cup semifinals (video)

Pachuca was waiting for Striped to dye the end of the Champions League of the Concacaf 2024 completely green, white and red, but that did not happen and there will be a surprise American guest: Columbus Crewwhich overwhelmed Monterey with global marker 5-2 at the close of the semifinals this Wednesday night.

With annotations of Aidan Morris, Diego Rossi and Jacen Russell-Rowe, the Columbus Crew came back as a visitor to beat 3-1 Monterey on Wednesday and qualified for the final of the Concacaf Champions Cup where it will be measured with Pachuca.

The Argentinian Maximiliano Meza put the locals in front after 10 minutes, but Morris leveled at 45, the Uruguayan Rossi He achieved the same goal at 49 and Russell Rowe He sealed the score in the 89th for the American team, which advanced to the final with an aggregate score of 5-2.

The Concacaf It has not yet revealed the venue or the day on which the final will be held, which will be played in a single match.

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Pachuca that eliminated America In the other key, he is going for his sixth crown in the area while columbus look for the first one.

The Crew seeks to be the second team in the MLS in the last three years to win the Concacaf final. A couple of years ago, the Seattle Sounders defeated Pumas in the championship series.

The winner of the match between Columbus and the Tuzos you will get your ticket for the Club World Cup which will take place next year on fields in the United States.

The setback is painful for Stripedthe team with the highest payroll in the MX League, who must now focus on seeking the Clausura tournament championship.

Monterrey will face Tigres in one of the quarterfinal series next week.

The Argentine coach Fernando Ortiz He lost his fifth semifinal since leading Mexico’s first division. Before, he fell three times at the head of América (Clausura 2022, Apertura 2022 and Clausura 2023) and twice as strategist for Monterrey (Leagues Cup 2023 and this semifinal against Columbus).

The Rayados went ahead when the Argentine Jorge Rodriguez He sent a 30-meter pass to Meza, who lowered the ball and finished with a shot placed over goalkeeper Patrick Schulte. They thus equalized the overall score, after the 2-1 victory achieved the previous week by Columbus.

As the first half expired, Argentine goalkeeper Esteban Andrada made a mistake when delivering a compromised hand clearance. Morris He stole it to head into the area before converting with a low shot to the right post.

At the start of the second half, the visitors took the lead on the return leg and extended it overall when Rossi received a pass from Shawn Zawadski in the center of the area and converted with a shot that went in close to the right post of Andrada.

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At the end of the meeting, already with a Monterrey blurred, Russell-Rowe rHe received a ball from the left wing in a quick transition and took advantage of a hasty exit from Andrada to finish with a low shot.

columbus could have achieved the victory in the agony, with a penalty executed by Christian Ramírez and saved by Andrada.

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