- Semi-finalists confirmed for the 2021 Concacaf Champions League
- Winners will advance to the FIFA Club World Cup
- We deliver you posts, stats, quotes and trivia in regards to the groups
The 2021 Concacaf Champions League has entered the house stretch and the final four has a well-recognized really feel about it, nonetheless, with one exception. Once once more, Mexico’s golf equipment have asserted their dominance within the area however shock packages Philadelphia Union, making their debut within the continental competitors, make up the quartet.
2014 champions Cruz Azul booked their place within the semi-finals with a 4-1 combination victory over Toronto, whereas Philadelphia beat Atlanta United by the identical scoreline on Tuesday.
Wednesday’s outcomes have been equally clear-reduce with robust second-leg showings from the house sides as Monterrey noticed off Columbus Crew 5-2 on combination, and Club America outlasted Portland Timbers with a 4-2 combination victory.
FIFA.com brings you the perfect photographs, statistics, quotes and trivia from the quarter-finals as we construct up to the FIFA Club World Cup on the finish of the yr.
“The players deserve all the credit. We’re into the final four of this continent, which sounds crazy. Everyone has to pinch themselves in the locker room. Our fans can be proud of their team.”
Philadelphia Union coach Jim Curtin
“It was a well-rounded match, with some things to improve, but it’s always good to win. The team rests today and this week and then we can think about what comes next.”
Cruz Azul midfielder Jose Joaquin Martinez
In the historical past of the Concacaf Champions League, solely three MLS golf equipment have managed to attain the semi-finals on their debut. The first was Real Salt Lake in 2010/11 after they made it to the final earlier than falling to Monterrey and almost ten years later Los Angeles FC achieved the feat, making the final in 2020 solely to be edged out by Tigres. By reaching the 2021 semi-finals, the Philadelphia Union grew to become the third group.
Philadelphia Union’s Polish striker Kacper Przybylko grew to become simply the second participant in Concacaf Champions League historical past to rating in fourth straight knockout matches. He at present leads the goalscoring chart on this yr’s competitors with 5 whole, adopted carefully by the in-type Bryan Angulo (four).
Cruz Azul have been in spectacular type since their opening Round of 16 goalless draw with Haitian facet Arcahaie. La Maquina have since gained three video games in a row, have scored 12 targets and conceded simply as soon as.