Damion Lowe scored just before halftime and the Philadelphia Union added three second-half goals to secure a 4-0 victory over El Salvador's Alianza FC on Tuesday in Chester, Pa., and a 4-0 win on aggregate in a CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16 match.
Lowe headed home a corner kick from Kai Wagner at the start of first-half stoppage time for the first goal in the two-leg, total-goal series. The teams played a scoreless draw at San Salvador, El Salvador, last week.
⚽ GOAL! The crowd erupts as @HeadofState1731 puts the ball in the back of the net for the first goal of the game!
— Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League (@TheChampions) March 15, 2023
Dániel Gazdag doubled the Union's advantage by converting a penalty kick in the 62nd minute. Andrés Perea sealed the win with goals in the 81st and 84th minutes.
Philadelphia now plays Atlas (comeback winners over Olimpia) in the quarterfinals.
Austin FC 2, Violette AC 0
Two second-half goals by Sebastián Driussi weren't enough to save host Austin FC, which fell 3-2 on aggregate to Haiti's Violette AC.
Violette rolled to a 3-0 win in the first leg last week in the Dominican Republic, then held on in the second leg at Austin.
Driussi scored on a right-footed volley off a cross from Emiliano Rigoni in the 51st minute.
In the 63rd minute, Driussi knocked a soft header toward Violette goalie Paul Décius, but Décius fumbled it into the net.
Violette awaits the winner of León vs. Tauro in the quarterfinals.