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SCCL: Pachuca Edge FC Dallas, Tigres Cruise By Vancouver

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Tigres' Andre Pierre Gignac celebrates after scoring against Morelia during the Mexican Clausura 2017 tournament football match at the Universitario stadium in Monterrey, Mexico, February 25, 2017. / AFP / Julio Cesar AGUILAR (Photo credit should read JULIO CESAR AGUILAR/AFP/Getty Images)

The semifinal of the CONCACAF Champions league resumed this week Tigres taking on Vancouver and Pachuca battling against FC Dallas, and both matches did not disappoint. There were plenty of goals and talking points over the two days, and we are setup with a Liga MX final to see who will represent CONCACAF this December at the Club World Cup.

Here’s how the games went…

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Pachuca vs FC Dallas (4-3 aggregate final)

In the first leg of the semifinal, Pachuca fell asleep at the wheel in the second half and FC Dallas took advantage of it in their 2-1 win. The second leg had the pressure on both teams, as one side needed to score and the other needed to protect the net.

FC Dallas was doing a decent job of closing out the opportunities for Pachuca, until the 39th minute. A cross found Franco Jara to give Pachuca the 1-0 lead before halftime, and what could be the ultimate game winner. FC Dallas did not back down, though, and they continued to search for their first goal of the match. However, Hirving Lozano, who missed the first leg due to injury, scored a screamer to give Pachuca a 2-0 lead in the 81st minute.

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FC Dallas did not falter, and they got a goal of their own which would send the game to extra time. Six minutes after Lozano’s goal, Cristian Colmán netted a header in the ultimate high pressure situation. Yet, Hirving Lozano put the dagger in the hearts of FC Dallas when he sent in a cross which ended up n0t connecting, finding the back of the net on its own.

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The 4-3 final sends Pachuca to the final to await the winner of TigresVancouver.

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Tigres vs Vancouver Whitecaps (4-1 aggregate final)

The first leg set up a daunting task for Vancouver Whitecaps, but they didn’t see it that way. Despite being down 2-0 in the aggregate, they came out swinging. Brek Shea saw the ball fall to his feet in the 2nd minute, and Vancouver took a very early 1-0 lead.

The first half was very poor from Tigres, failing to find open players and looking a half step behind. Vancouver seemed to have built up the confidence to take on the big challenge.

The second half, however, was all Tigres. In the 63rd minute, André-Pierre Gignac scored an absolute beauty from outside the box, delivering the knockout punch for the series. Tigres didn’t finish there, though, as Damián Álvarez notched one more on the scoreboard, giving Tigres a 2-1 victory on the road.

Tigres will take on Pachuca in the first leg of the final on Wednesday, April 19.

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