Sat, 15 May 2021

Toronto FC oust Leon in CONCACAF Champions League

Field Level Media
15 Apr 2021, 11:40 GMT+10

Patrick Mullins and Justin Morrow scored in the second half and Toronto FC defeated Mexican club Leon 2-1 on Wednesday near Orlando, Fla., to advance to the second round of the CONCACAF Champions League 3-2 on aggregate.

Mullins struck first in the 55th minute when teammate Jacob Shaffelburg fed him a low cross into the box and he delivered it into the bottom right corner of the goal. Morrow tacked on the next goal in the 71st with a sliding shot that goaltender Rodolfo Cota couldn't corral.

Fernando Navarro scored for Leon in the 80th minute to cut the deficit, but Leon's Emanuel Gigliotti couldn't net the equalizer despite multiple late attempts.

Toronto will play in the quarterfinals, which begin April 27, against Mexico's Cruz Azul.

The Philadelphia Union were in action later Wednesday against Saprissa, with the Major League Soccer team looking to maintain a 1-0 lead it built in the first leg last week in Costa Rica.

--Field Level Media

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