Mexican showdown between Club Santos Laguna and CF Monterrey ends in a scoreless tie on Wednesday evening for the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final.
ESPN Deportes reported on Wednesday on the match between Santos and Monterrey. The first leg was played at the Nuevo Estadio Corona in Torreon, Santos’s home.
Monterrey is currently the defending Champion of this North American club tournament. It has actually won two straight, and it is trying to get its third consecutive title.
Santos Laguna had a chance to take the lead in the first leg while playing at home for Wednesday’s game. Santos dominated the game a bit more, but it was not much to get a victory out of it.
Santos had a huge chance after Argentine forward Cesar Delgado of Monterrey was red carded for an aggressive tackle in the 65th minute.
The replay showed Delgado retracting his leg as he slightly collided into Santos’s American forward Herculez Gomez. Herculez sold the foul rather well, and the referee’s judgment with the card was a bit harsh as well.
Despite the one man advantage for Santos, they were not able to get a goal on the two-time CONCACAF Champions.
The second leg will be played at Monterrey’s soccer field schedule for May 1.