Toronto FC advances to Champions League final

From FOX Sports - April 10, 2018

MEXICO CITY (AP)Jonathan Osorio scored and Toronto FC advanced to the CONCACAF Champions League final, playing to a 1-1 tie against Club America on Tuesday night for a 4-2 aggregate victory.

Toronto FC will meet Chivas in the home-and-home total goals final.

Toronto FC put out the same starting lineup from last weeks 3-1 win in the first leg, but substitutes Victor Vazquez, Chris Mavinga and Justin Morrow were unavailable.

Missing the playmaking Vazquez became an issue early as striker Jozy Altidore went down in the seventh minute with an injury. He was replaced by Tosaint Ricketts.

Osorio scored in the 11th minute, taking a pass from Ricketts just before the penalty box and slotting the ball neatly into the net for a 1-0 lead. It was Osorios third goal of the Champions League tournament.

Toronto defender Eriq Zavaleta seemingly scored an own goal in the 20th minute, tying the game 1-1, but the assistant referee raised his flag for an offside call after the near score.

Toronto goalkeeper Alex Bono made an impressive save in the 27th minute, getting a single hand on a sharp standing header from Club America midfielder Alex Ibarra, deflecting the ball wide of the net.


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