Tigres and Club America lead Mexican bid for another Champions League title

December 17 – With coronavirus case spiking at just the wrong time in the US, Concacaf has nevertheless managed to complete its centralised quarter finals in Orlando with two Mexican, one Honduran and one US team lining up for Saturday’s semi-finals.

Mexican clubs have dominated Concacaf’s Champions League era winning all 11 titles since 2008.

Matches in the 2020 championship resumed Tuesday with CD Olimpia from Honduras fending off Canada’s Montreal Impact to reach their first ever Champions League semi-final, despite a 1-0 defeat. Olimpia went through on away goals having won the first leg 2-1 in Montreal.

They will now face Mexico’s Tigres UANL who put four unanswered goals past a New York City FC that was depleted by an outbreak of coronavirus within the club that forced them to dealy their travel to Florida until the day of the game.

In the other quarter finals, Mexican giants Club America made it through despite a 1-0 defeat to Atlanta United FC. They took the tie 3-1 on aggregate.

They will face Los Angeles FC from the MLS and managed by former US national team coach Bob Bradley, who came from behind to beat Mexico’s Cruz Azul 2-1. That match was played as a one-off tie.

The two winners of Saturday’s double header in Orlando will meet in the final next Tuesday. The winner of that match will represent Concacaf at the first of the two Club World Cups next year in February in Qatar

Saturday, December 19, 2020 – Semifinals 
20:00 Tigres UANL (MEX) vs CD Olimpia (HON)
22:30 Los Angeles FC (USA) vs Club America (MEX)

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 – Final  
22:00 Winner Semifinal No. 1 vs Winner Semifinal No. 2

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