MEXICO CITY -- With goals from Osvaldo Martinez from the spot and Michael "Miky" Arroyo, America defeated Tigres by a final score of 2-1 in the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final, with the aggregate score of 4-1 sealing a second consecutive CCL title for Las Aguilas.
It was the first trophy for manager Ignacio "Nacho" Ambriz since taking over at America and earns the team a spot at the Club World Cup in December.
Here are three takeaways from Estadio Azteca.
1. America's all-attack...
Club America defeated Tigres 2-1 on Wednesday in front of an almost full Estadio Azteca to lift the CONCACAF Champions League for a second consecutive year, after a 4-1 series win on aggregate.
France international Andre-Pierre Gignac opened the scoring in the 39th minute to give Tigres a glimmer of hope, but Ecuadorian Michael Arroyo netted a solo effort in the 68th and Osvaldo Martinez scored a penalty in the 87th to wrap up the tie.
Las Aguilas will again represent the CONCACAF region at the...
Tigres manager Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti doesn't usually give off the impression of being anything other than ultra-confident, but even he must be concerned about the performances of the expensive team he has assembled at present.
Over the next four days, the reigning Liga MX champions will attempt to resurrect a season that promised so much but has nose-dived worryingly since losing the Clasico Regio 1-0 to Monterrey on March 5. Since then Tigres have won just two of its last 11 games.
First up is...
Tigres and Cruz Azul suffered losses during Week 15 of the 2016 Clausura, and their chances of make it into the Liguilla will be gone if they're unable to win their last two games of the season.
Meanwhile, Monterrey have continued their hot streak with a 12th victory of the season ahead of visiting Club America at the Estadio Azteca.
Here are the Liga MX's Power Rankings for Week 15:
1. Monterrey (no change)
Once again Monterrey was able to win a match after finishing down a man. Its recent victim...