Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Leon de Mexico won the CONCACAF Champions League for the first time

June 4 (Reuters) – Mexico’s Leon won the CONCACAF Champions League for the first time in its history after beating United States Major League Soccer (MLS) Los Angeles 1-0 as a guest in the finals second leg on Sunday.

The Mexican team claimed the CONCACAF trophy after winning the first leg 2–1 with an aggregate score of 3–1.

“The players did an outstanding job, not only in terms of effort and the whole evolutionary part, but they had an amazing attitude to play football. Los Angeles is a great team, but we played very well in this series and that’s why ” Why do we take away the championship,” said Argentine Nicolás Larkmon, Lyon’s technical director, at a press conference.

In the match that defined the CONCACAF champion, Argentina’s Lucas Di Yorio scored the winning goal by finishing a cross sent in by Iván Moreno that went out past goalkeeper John McCarthy.

During the match, played at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, Lyon dominated but were unable to increase their lead, while the home side created few chances to score, especially in the final minutes, but were saved by goalkeeper Rodolfo Cota. The intervention prevented them from specifying.

“It’s a beautiful feeling, very happy and happy, I think this team deserved it. It means a lot to be in the history of the club, we were fighting and now it was given to us, it’s been a tough and long semester We got to this final without much competition and we knew how to play it,” Di Iorio told Fox Sports.

In this way, Leon, the fourteenth Mexican club champion of CONCACAF, will play in the Club World Cup to be played in Saudi Arabia in December, and also won its participation in the 2025 edition, which will be played and hosted with a new format. by announcement.

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