Altidore goal helps Toronto FC rally to beat Tigres in CCL first leg

From ESPN - March 7, 2018

Toronto FC rallied from a goal down to beat Tigres 2-1 in the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal first-leg tie at BMO Field.

Goals from Jonathan Osorio and Jozy Altidore cancelled out an Eduardo Vargas strike as Toronto became the second team in as many days to beat a Liga MX club after the New York Red Bulls beat Tijuana 2-0 on Tuesday night.

Sebastian Giovinco had a great chance to open the scoring just past the half-hour mark after Altidore played him into the area, but Tigres goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman did well to get a leg on the Toronto striker's first-time shot.

The visitors then saw their best chance go astray just before the break as Lucas Zelarayan's line drive from outside the penalty area went just wide of Alex Bono's goal.

Ricardo Ferretti brought on his star striker Andre-Pierre Gignac after the break with Tigres seeking an away goal and it came soon after when Eduardo Vargas pounced on a header in behind the Toronto defense and smashed a first-time volley past Bono to make it 1-0.


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