2012 CONCACAF Champions League Finals

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2012 CONCACAF Champions League Finals
Event 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League
on aggregate
First leg
Date April 18, 2012
Venue Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey
Referee Francisco Chacón (Mexico)
Attendance 29,300
Second leg
Date April 25, 2012
Venue Estadio Corona, Torreón
Referee Roberto García (Mexico)
Attendance 28,000
2011
2013

The 2012 CONCACAF Champions League Finals was the final of the 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League, the 4th edition of the CONCACAF Champions League under its current format, and overall the 47th edition of the premium football club competition organized by CONCACAF, the regional governing body of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.

The final was contested in a two-leg aggregate format on April 18 and 25, 2012, between two Mexican teams, Monterrey and Santos Laguna. After winning the first leg 2–0,[1] a 2–1 loss in the second leg gave Monterrey the title 3–2 on aggregate.[2] As a result, Monterrey earned the right to represent CONCACAF at the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup, entering at the quarterfinal stage.[3]

Background[edit]

For the third time in four seasons of the CONCACAF Champions League, the final was played between two Mexican sides. This guaranteed a Mexican champion for the seventh straight year and 28th time since the confederation began staging the tournament in 1962 (including the tournament's predecessor, the CONCACAF Champions' Cup).[4]

Monterrey were the defending champions, winning the title in 2010–11 after beating Real Salt Lake in the final. They defeated two Mexican sides in the knockout round.

Santos Laguna's previous best record was in 2008–09 when they reached the semifinals. Santos Laguna defeated two teams from Major League Soccer in the knockout round, scoring 6 goals in each of the two home victories.

Both teams qualified for the CONCACAF Champions League tournament by reaching the final of the Torneo Apertura 2010 in which Monterrey won with a score of 5–3.

Road to the finals[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League.
Mexico Monterrey Round Mexico Santos Laguna
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Preliminary round Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Bye Honduras Olimpia 4–3 3–1 (H) 1–2 (A)
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
Costa Rica Herediano 5–0 (A) Matchday 1 Honduras Real España 3–2 (H)
United States Seattle Sounders FC 0–1 (H) Matchday 2 El Salvador Isidro Metapán 0–2 (A)
Guatemala Comunicaciones 0–1 (A) Matchday 3 United States Colorado Rapids 4–1 (A)
Guatemala Comunicaciones 3–1 (H) Matchday 4 El Salvador Isidro Metapán 6–0 (H)
Costa Rica Herediano 1–0 (H) Matchday 5 Honduras Real España 1–1 (A)
United States Seattle Sounders FC 2–1 (A) Matchday 6 United States Colorado Rapids 2–0 (H)
Group D winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Mexico Monterrey 6 4 0 2 11 4 +7 12
United States Seattle Sounders FC 6 3 1 2 10 7 +3 10
Guatemala Comunicaciones 6 2 1 3 8 13 −5 7
Costa Rica Herediano 6 2 0 4 6 11 −5 6
Final standings Group B winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Mexico Santos Laguna 6 4 1 1 16 6 +10 13
El Salvador Isidro Metapán 6 3 0 3 10 15 −5 9
United States Colorado Rapids 6 2 1 3 9 12 −3 7
Honduras Real España 6 1 2 3 9 11 −2 5
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Championship round Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Mexico Morelia 7–2 3–1 (A) 4–1 (H) Quarterfinals United States Seattle Sounders FC 7–3 1–2 (A) 6–1 (H)
Mexico UNAM 4–1 3–0 (H) 1–1 (A) Semifinals Canada Toronto FC 7–3 1–1 (A) 6–2 (H)

Rules[edit]

Like other match-ups in the knockout round, the teams played two games, one at each team's home stadium. If the teams remained tied after 90 minutes of play during the 2nd leg, the away goals rule would be used, but not after a tie enters extra time, and so a tie would be decided by penalty shootout if the aggregate score is level after extra time.[5]

Final summary[edit]

First leg[edit]

April 18, 2012
21:00 UTC−05:00
Monterrey Mexico 2–0 Mexico Santos Laguna
Suazo Goal 60'86' Report
Monterrey
Santos Laguna
MONTERREY:
GK 1 Mexico Jonathan Orozco
RB 2 Mexico Severo Meza
CB 15 Argentina José María Basanta
CB 21 Mexico Hiram Mier
LB 5 Mexico Dárvin Chávez
CM 8 Mexico Luis Ernesto Pérez (c)
CM 17 Mexico Jesús Zavala Substituted off 58'
CM 10 Mexico Ángel Reyna
RF 7 Chile Humberto Suazo Booked 4'
CF 9 Mexico Aldo de Nigris Substituted off 88'
LF 18 Argentina Neri Cardozo Booked 10' Substituted off 71'
Substitutes:
FW 13 Mexico Darío Carreño Substituted in 58'
MF 20 Ecuador Walter Ayoví Substituted in 71'
DF 6 Mexico Héctor Morales Substituted in 88'
Manager:
Mexico Víctor Manuel Vucetich
SANTOS LAGUNA:
GK 1 Mexico Oswaldo Sánchez (c)
RB 23 Panama Felipe Baloy Booked 40'
CB 5 Mexico Aarón Galindo
CB 4 Mexico Jorge Iván Estrada
LB 20 Mexico Osmar Mares Booked 73'
DM 8 Mexico Juan Pablo Rodríguez
CM 6 Spain Marc Crosas Substituted off 86'
CM 37 Mexico Cándido Ramírez Substituted off 63'
FW 16 United States Herculez Gomez
FW 3 Colombia Carlos Quintero Substituted off 83'
FW 13 Ecuador Christian Suárez
Substitutes:
DF 28 Mexico Carlos Adrián Morales Substituted in 63'
MF 10 Argentina Daniel Ludueña Substituted in 83'
MF 17 Mexico Rodolfo Salinas Booked 88' Substituted in 86'
Manager:
Mexico Benjamín Galindo

Assistant referees:
Marvin Torrentera (Mexico)
Marcos Quintero (Mexico)
Fourth official:
Ricardo Arellano (Mexico)

Second leg[edit]

April 25, 2012
19:00 UTC−05:00
Santos Laguna Mexico 2−1 Mexico Monterrey
Ludueña Goal 45+3'
Peralta Goal 51'
Report Cardozo Goal 82'
Estadio Corona, Torreón
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Roberto García (Mexico)
Santos Laguna
Monterrey
SANTOS LAGUNA:
GK 1 Mexico Oswaldo Sánchez (c)
RB 19 Mexico Rafael Figueroa
CB 5 Mexico Aarón Galindo
CB 4 Mexico Jorge Iván Estrada
LB 14 Mexico César Ibáñez
DM 8 Mexico Juan Pablo Rodríguez
CM 10 Argentina Daniel Ludueña Booked 45+2' Substituted off 57'
CM 17 Mexico Rodolfo Salinas Substituted off 84'
FW 24 Mexico Oribe Peralta
FW 3 Colombia Carlos Quintero
FW 13 Ecuador Christian Suárez Substituted off 73'
Substitutes:
MF 16 United States Herculez Gómez Substituted in 57'
DF 28 Mexico Carlos Adrián Morales Substituted in 73'
MF 10 Argentina Cándido Ramírez Substituted in 84'
Manager:
Mexico Benjamín Galindo
MONTERREY:
GK 1 Mexico Jonathan Orozco Booked 7'
RB 2 Mexico Severo Meza
CB 15 Argentina José María Basanta
CB 21 Mexico Hiram Mier
LB 5 Mexico Dárvin Chávez
CM 8 Mexico Luis Ernesto Pérez (c) Booked 90+1'
CM 17 Mexico Jesús Zavala Booked 33'
CM 10 Mexico Ángel Reyna Substituted off 65'
RF 19 Argentina César Delgado Substituted off 84'
CF 9 Mexico Aldo de Nigris Booked 5' Substituted off 87'
LF 18 Argentina Neri Cardozo
Substitutes:
MF 20 Ecuador Walter Ayoví Substituted in 65'
FW 13 Mexico Darío Carreño Substituted in 84'
DF 6 Mexico Héctor Morales Substituted in 87'
Manager:
Mexico Víctor Manuel Vucetich

Assistant referees:
José Luis Camargo (Mexico)
Alberto Morín (Mexico)
Fourth official:
Mauricio Morales (Mexico)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Suazo's pair gives Monterrey first leg 2-0". CONCACAF.com. 2012-04-18. 
  2. ^ "Cardozo gives Monterrey second CCL title". CONCACAF.com. 2012-04-25. 
  3. ^ "Monterrey reign among regional elite". FIFA.com. 3 May 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Dylan Butler (2012-04-16). "Rayados, Santos to give Mexico 28th title". CONCACAF.com. 
  5. ^ "CONCACAF Champions League Regulations 2011/2012". CONCACAF.com. 

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