Cruz Azul beats Pumas to reach CCL final

Cristian Riveros and Horacio Cervantes scored to lead Cruz Azul

into the final of the CONCACAF Champions’ League with a 5-0 win

over fellow Mexican team Pumas on Tuesday.

Cruz Azul lost the first leg 1-0 last week, but Riveros tied

the aggregate scores with a 37th minute strike and Horacio

Cervantes headed the home side into the lead from a corner in the


Pumas had Dario Veron sent off in the 76th minute and Adrian

Cortes hit the resulting free kick into the top corner before

Rogelio Chavez and Gerardo Lugo completed the comfortable victory

with late goals.

In the final, Cruz Azul will play the winner of Wednesday’s

other all-Mexican semi between Pachuca and Toluca. The first leg in

Toluca finished 1-1.