Chivas Take Commanding Lead In Concacaf Champions League Final
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That did not go as planned for Toronto FC. Having just knocked mighty Club America out of the Concacaf Champions League, the reigning MLS champions surely figured to have an easier time of it against Chivas Guadalajara in the final. Chivas are having a terrible season domestically, but for some reason have been kryptonite for MLS clubs in the CCL.
They were again, handing Sebastian Giovinco and friends a 2-1 defeat in Toronto and taking a solid lead back to Mexico for the second leg.
Rodolfo Pizarro opened the scoring just a few minutes in the game.
GOOOOALLL!!Rodolfo Pizarro puts one in past Alex Bono in the very early stages of the game
— 90MinutesChicago (@90MinutesChi) April 18, 2018
Toronto never really got into a rhythm following Pizarro's goal, but they did manage to equalize.
.@RocketLeague Replay 19´ Marky Delgado receives pass from Altidore on right and fires cross that is met at far post by Jonathan Osorio whose left-footed finish pulls @torontofc level 1-1 #SCCL2018 pic.twitter.com/6LYTkzzi2S— THE CHAMPIONS (@TheChampions) April 18, 2018
We wish Marky Delgado was more of a presence for Toronto so we could refer to them as "Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch" all the time. Alas.
Alan Pulido scored Chivas's second goal, and now Toronto will face a tough task overcoming this deficit.
— armin veh´s (@armin_vehs) April 18, 2018
They have only themselves to blame. They never looked comfortable in a match in which they had home crowd advantage and a weather advantage. Anything can happen still, but y'all gotta be better.