Cruz Azul beats Pumas to reach CONCACAF 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 74th.

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.