Posted on Apr 05
Defending champions Monterrey booked a return trip to the final of the CONCACAF Champions League with a 1-1 draw against fellow Mexican club Pumas.
Angel Reyna on Wednesday scored in the 35th minute for Monterrey, who advanced with a 4-1 aggregate victory after a 3-0 first-leg win. Antonio Garcia scored in the 71st minute for Pumas.
Monterrey will host Mexican Clausura leaders Santos in the first leg of the final on April 17, with the return leg slated for April 24.
Santos thrashed Major League Soccer's Toronto FC 6-2 in Torreon to advance 7-3 on aggregate.
Herculez Gomez scored twice in the first half and Juan Pablo Rodriguez had a brace of second-half penalties for Santos as the tournament was assured a Mexican champion.
Joao Plata twice gave Toronto the lead in the first half but Gomez equalized both times.
Santos pulled ahead with Rodriguez's penalties before Oribe Peralta and Daniel Luduena completed the scoring.