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CONCACAF Champions League Roundup, Oct. 20

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The Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer and Mexican club Toluca both had draws Tuesday to earn quarterfinal berths in the CONCACAF Champions League. In the final round of group matches, the Crew drew 1-1 with the Puerto Rico Islanders to clinch second place in Group C. Toluca drew 1-1 with MLS club D.C. United to claim first place in Group B. Mexico's Cruz Azul, which had already advanced, defeated Saprissa of Costa Rica 2-1 in Group C. Five teams have qualified for the quarterfinals. Mexican clubs Pachuca, Cruz Azul and Pumas had already made the last eight ahead of Tuesday. In Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Venezuelan forward Emilio Renteria scored the equalizer 15 minutes from time for Columbus after Noah Delgado opened the scoring for the Islanders in the 33rd minute. The victory gives the Crew eight points in Group C. Saprissa has five after its loss. Israel Lopez's 62nd-minute penalty lifted Toluca to a 1-1 draw with D.C. United in Mexico City. Chris Pontius scored for United in the fifth minute. The draw gives Toluca 13 points and first place in Group B. United has 10 points. The U.S. club will have to wait until Thursday's Group B match between Marathon of Honduras and Jabloteh of Trinidad to know if it finishes second and advances to the quarterfinals. Marathon has nine points. If Marathon draws, D.C. United advances because it has a better goal difference in their two head-to-head matches against Marathon. Marathon will claim second place and eliminate D.C. United with a victory. In San Jose, Costa Rica, Ramon Nunez and Pablo Zeballos scored late goals to give Cruz Azul a 2-1 win in Group C. Kendall Watson opened the scoring in the 40th minute for Saprissa.

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