Toronto FC, Lambe sink lowly Aguila

Reggie Lambe of Bermuda scored twice to help Toronto down El Salvador’s Aguila 5-1 on Wednesday in the Group One opener of the CONCACAF Champions League.

Luis Silva, Terry Dunfield and Ryan Johnson also scored for Toronto in front of a crowd of 5,324.

After missing a connecting flight and spending the night in Miami, Aguila didn’t arrive in Toronto until a few hours before kickoff.

Mexico’s Santos Laguna also is in the group. The top team in the group will advance to the quarterfinals.

In other matches played on Wednesday night Tigres defeated Esteli 4-0.

The Mexicans took the lead in the 35th minute when Alberto Acosta’s cross to the far post was headed across the face of goal by Alan Pulido for Edno to score from point-blank range.

Acosta was at the heart of the action for the second goal seven minutes later when he played a square ball to Fernando Navarro, who drilled the ball into the bottom corner from around 20 yards.

Edno’s cross from the left beat the outstretched hand of Esteli goalkeeper 10 minutes from time for Taufic Guarch to tap into an empty net and Jose Rivas scrambled in a fourth in stoppage time following a corner to complete the rout.

Elsewhere, Nicolas Munoz scored a second-half hat-trick as El Salvador side Isidro Metapan came from a goal down to beat Puerto Rico Islanders 3-1.