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Monterrey joins Cruz Azul in semifinals
by Paul Kennedy, March 2nd, 2011 10:59PM

TAGS:  concacaf champions league, mexico


[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Monterrey joined Cruz Azul as the two Mexican representatives in the Concacaf
Champions League semifinals thanks to its second 1-0 win over Toluca on Wednesday.

Argentine midfielder Neri Cardozo clinched the series sweep with the lone goal on an assist by Aldo De Nigris in the 88th minute in Monterrey.

Monterrey will host Cruz Azul in the first leg of the all-Mexican semifinals on March 16.

Cruz Azul also swept Santos, winning, 3-1, away on Tuesday after taking the first leg, 2-0, at home.

In the other semifinal, MLS's Real Salt Lake will play the winner of the series between Olimpia and Saprissa that concludes with the second leg Thursday night.

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