Monterrey makes quarters with 2-2 draw at Saprissa

Mexican club Monterrey reached the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF

Champions League with a 2-2 draw at Costa Rican side Saprissa on


Monterrey had won all four previous matches in Group C and only

needed a point to guarantee qualification as group winner.

Luis Rodriguez opened the scoring for Monterrey in the sixth

minute, before an own goal from Severo Meza leveled the score in

the 16th.

Abraham Carreno had given a second-string Monterrey side the

lead for the second time in the 32nd. Saprissa defender Jose Mena

equalized with a header in the 66th minute.

Saprissa is second with six points, tied with Marathon, which

has a game in hand. Seattle Sounders is last with no points.