Posted on March 12, 2013 by Michael Lewis
A draw was just as good as a victory for two-time defending CONCACAF Champions League champ Monterrey on Tuesday night.
Los Rayados played Xelaju to a 1-1 tie in the quarterfinals at the Estadio Tecnologico in Monterrey, Mexico.
Monterrey, which captured the aggregate goals series, 4-2, on the strength of its 3-1 first-leg win, became the first club to book a spot in the semifinals. The Mexican club will play the winner of the LA Galaxy-Herediano series.
The Guatemalan club drew first blood in the 44th minute as an unmarked Fredy Taylor headed Sergio Morales’ free kick home from six yards to pull the visitors within 3-2 on aggregate.
The hosts, however, were not to be denied as they knotted things up at 1-1 in the 63rd minute as substitute Walter Ayovi launched a long-distance free kick that curled past goalkeeper Fernando Patterson and into the back of the net.
Categories: Central America, Guatemala, Mexico, North America
Tags: CONCACAF Champions League, Fredy Taylor, Monterrey, Sergio Morales, Walter Ayvoi, Xelaju