Twenty-four hours after being held by Santos of Brazil to a 0-0 tie in the Libertadores, Club America returned to Azteca Stadium, where it beat Chivas, 1-0, in the first leg of their semifinal
series in Mexico's Torneo Clausura.
Chicago Fire signee Cuauhtemoc Blanco
set up Paraguayan Salvador Cabanas
for the game's only goal in the 62nd minute.
Regular-season leader Pachuca looked set to return to the Clausura final with a 3-1 win
at Cruz Azul on Wednesday night. Cristian Gimenez
scored twice for the Tuzos. TORNEO CLAUSURA Semifinals, First Leg
Cruz Azul 1 (Borgetti pen. 45) Pachuca 3 (Caballero 21, Gimenez pen. 35, 62).
Club America 1 (Cabanas 62) Guadalajara 0.
Semifinals, Second Leg
vs. Club America (Univision, live, 7 pm ET)
Pachuca vs. Cruz Azul (Azteca America, live, 9 pm ET)