Mexican teams Tigres UANL and Monterrey enjoyed success in the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Champions League on Wednesday.
Tigres UANL – who are yet to taste defeat in nine Liga MX matches this season and top the table – won the first leg of their quarter-final against MLS outfit Seattle Sounders 1-0.
Both sides entered the game in contrasting form, with Seattle, who lost last season’s MLS Cup final to the Los Angeles Galaxy, slumping to a 1-0 defeat against the Montreal Impact in their season opener on Saturday.
And the Americans were dominated by their opponents and perhaps lucky to only lose by one goal.
Tigres UANL had 60 percent of possession during the match and had seven shots on goal to just the three from their opponents.
Substitute Alan Pulido netted the only goal of the game, scoring with 16 minutes remaining for the hosts.
The day’s other match saw Monterrey put one foot in the semi-finals with a 3-1 away win at Guatemalan side Xelaju.
Hiram Mier, Aldo de Nigris and Jesus Corona scored for the winners, to have them firmly in control ahead of next week’s return.
The second legs for both quarter-finals will be played on March 12.