CCL: Vancouver concedes two late goals to Tigres

With only 20 percent of possession, the Vancouver Whitecaps were under siege all evening at the Estadio Universitario, but they held out for over an hour before falling, 2-0, to Mexico's Tigres in the first leg of the Concacaf Champions League semifinals.



An own goal by Kendall Waston in the 66th minute broke the deadlock, and a goal by Chilean star Eduardo Vargas in the 87th minute gave Tigres a crucial second goal to give it a cushion heading into the second leg April 5 at Vancouver 's BC Place.

In the first half, Danish keeper David Ousted stopped headers from Vargas and French star Andre-Pierre Gignac and he made saves on Colombian Luis Quinones and Argentine Lucas Zelarayan after the Waston own goal.

Nicolas Mezquida had a golden opportunity for an equalizer but he pushed his shot wide and stealing a pass deep in the Tigres' half.

March 14 in Monterrey
Tigres 2 Vancouver Whitecaps 0. Goals: Waston 66, Vargas 87.
Tigres -- Guzman; Advincula (Sosa 64), Ayala, Meza, Torres Nilo (Zelarayan 46); Duenas, Pizarro; Damm, Vargas, Quinones; Gignac.
Vancouver Whitecaps -- Ousted; Williams, Waston, Parker, Harvey; Laba, Jacobson; Davies (Techera 78), Montero (Mezquida 64), de Jong (Bolanos 56); Shea.
Att.: 31,197.
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