Monterrey and Santos saved all their offense for the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League’s final.
Monterrey fired off four second-half goals, including three in the final seven minutes, for a 4-2 victory over Santos to clinch their third consecutive Champions League title on Wednesday.
The first leg of the final resulted in a scoreless draw last week, and Santos looked primed to end Monterrey’s championship run after goals by Carlos Quintero in the 37th minute and another by Felipe Baloy in the 50th for a 2-0 lead.
Monterrey took control of the match in the last seven minutes of play behind forward Jesus De Nigris.
De Nigris started the rally by netting his side’s first goal in the 59th, and handed them the lead with another in the 86th minute after Neri Cardozo pumped in the equalizer.
Humberto Suazo capped the scoring with a goal in the 90th minute, while the match was testy throughout. Combined, the sides earned seven yellow cards and 25 fouls.
But all the fouls didn’t slow down the pace of the game, with Monterrey firing off 22 shots, with eight on goal, and Santos tallying 18 shots with four on target.
Below are the highlights for all the goals.
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