Cruz Azul makes CONCACAF quarters with 2-0 win
Emanuel Villa and Adrian Cortes scored goals at the start of
each half to give Mexican club Cruz Azul a 2-0 home win against
Panama’s Arabe Unido on Tuesday, booking a place in the CONCACAF
Champions League quarter finals.
The victory ensured Cruz Azul will progress from Group A to the
last eight alongside Real Salt Lake after the American club drew
1-1 at Toronto.
With one game still left to play, Cruz Azul tops the group with
10 points, the same total as Real Salt Lake, but with a better
head-to-head record. Toronto has five points and Arabe Unido has
Cruz Azul and Real Salt Lake play each other next week to
determine the group winner.
Villa scored from Maximiliano Biancucchi’s pass in the first
minute and Cortes notched a penalty in the 49th after a handball in
the box as the Mexico City club claimed a comfortable win.
Cruz Azul had crushed Arabe Unido 6-0 in Panama in the teams’