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

three.

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’

first meeting.