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Third time is charm for Cruz Azul
April 23rd, 2014 10:28PM

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[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Cruz Azul, which lost in the first of the first two Concacaf Champions League finals, won the 2014 edition when it tied Toluca, 1-1, on the road to win the final on its away goal scored by Argentine striker Mariano Pavone after the series ended 1-1.

Concacaf Champions League Champions
2009 Atlante 2 Cruz Azul 0
2010 Pachuca 2 Cruz Azul 2
(Pachuca wins on away goal)
2011 Monterrey 3 Real Salt Lake 2
2012 Monterrey 3 Santos 2
2013 Monterrey 4 Santos 2
2014 Cruz Azul 1 Toluca 1
(Cruz Azul wins on away goal)

Cruz Azul's title was its sixth Concacaf title to break the record it shared with Club America. It won the old Concacaf Champions Cup in 1969-71 and 1996-97.

Pavone's goal in the 41st minute gave La Maquina the halftime lead. Edgar Benitez tied the score in the 62nd minute.

The game featured the likely No. 1 and No. 2 goalies for Mexico's World Cup team -- Jesus Corona for Cruz Azul and Alfredo Talavera for Toluca.



Cruz Azul:
Starters
33 Jesus Corona (Mexico)
28 Gerardo Flores (Mexico)
27 Emanuel Loeschbor (Argentina)
26 Julio Cesar Dominguez (Mexico)
27 Alejandro Castro (Mexico)
34 Gerardo Torrado (Mexico)
29 Rogelio Chavez (Mexico)
24 Joao Rojas (Ecuador)
26 Mauro Formica (Argentina)
24 Marco Fabian (Mexico)
31 Mariano Pavone (Argentina)
Subs
33 Christian Gimenez (Argentina/Mexico)
32 Horacio Cervantes (Mexico)

Concacaf Champions League Awards:
Golden Ball: Mariano Pavone (Cruz Azul)
Golden Boot: Raul Nava (Toluca).
Golden Glove: Alfredo Talavera (Toluca.


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