Pachuca defeats Arabe Unido 2-0

Ulises Mendivil scored two goals Wednesday as Pachuca defeated Panama club Arabe Unido 2-0, guaranteeing the Mexican team top spot in Group A in the final round of group play in the CONCACAF Champions League.

Pachuca, on 15 points, had already clinched a quarterfinal spot. Arabe Unido has 10 points.

Mendivil scored in the 43rd and 54th minutes as Pachuca used a mostly reserve team.

Arabe Unido will reach the quarterfinals if group rival Houston loses or draws in a late game with Metapan of El Salvador.

Houston will advance with a victory and eliminate Arabe Unido.