2011 CONCACAF Champions League Finals

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2011 CONCACAF Champions League Finals
Event 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League
First leg
Date April 20, 2011
Venue Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey
Referee Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)
Attendance 30,247
Second leg
Date April 27, 2011
Venue Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy
Referee Roberto Moreno (Panama)
Attendance 20,738
2010
2012

The 2011 CONCACAF Champions League Finals was the final of the 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League, and the third final of the current format of the CONCACAF Champions League. The match was contested in a two-leg aggregate format between April 20–27, 2011.

The winners earned the right to represent CONCACAF at the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup, entering at the quarterfinal stage.

Background[edit]

Mexican side Monterrey is the only team in the tournament that remains undefeated with an accumulated record of 8 victories and 2 draws.

American side Real Salt Lake is the first MLS team to reach the finals of the tournament since the 2000 edition, where Los Angeles Galaxy was crowned champion.

The 2011 finals was the first Champions League finals, under its current format, that did not feature an all-Mexican final. Additionally, this is the first time since 2000 that a U.S. team has made the final.

Road to the finals[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League.
Mexico Monterrey Round United States Real Salt Lake
Bye Preliminary round Bye
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
Costa Rica Saprissa 1–0 (H) Matchday 1 Panama Árabe Unido 2–1 (H)
United States Seattle Sounders FC 2–0 (A) Matchday 2 Mexico Cruz Azul 4–5 (A)
Honduras Marathón 2–0 (H) Matchday 3 Canada Toronto FC 4–1 (H)
United States Seattle Sounders FC 3–2 (H) Matchday 4 Panama Árabe Unido 3–2 (A)
Costa Rica Saprissa 2–2 (A) Matchday 5 Canada Toronto FC 1–1 (A)
Honduras Marathón 1–0 (A) Matchday 6 Mexico Cruz Azul 3–1 (H)
Group C winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Mexico Monterrey 6 5 1 0 11 4 +7 16
Costa Rica Saprissa 6 3 1 2 11 7 +4 10
Honduras Marathón 6 2 0 4 5 11 −6 6
United States Seattle Sounders FC 6 1 0 5 6 11 −5 3
Final standings Group A winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
United States Real Salt Lake 6 4 1 1 17 11 +6 13
Mexico Cruz Azul 6 3 1 2 15 9 +6 10
Canada Toronto FC 6 2 2 2 5 7 −2 8
Panama Árabe Unido 6 1 0 5 4 14 −10 3
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Championship round Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Mexico Toluca 2–0 1–0 (A) 1–0 (H) Quarterfinals United States Columbus Crew 4–1 0–0 (A) 4–1 (H)
Mexico Cruz Azul 3–2 2–1 (H) 1–1 (A) Semifinals Costa Rica Saprissa 3–1 2–0 (H) 1–2 (A)

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.[1]

Final summary[edit]

First leg[edit]

April 20, 2011
21:00 UTC−05:00
Monterrey Mexico 2 – 2 United States Real Salt Lake
de Nigris Goal 18'
Suazo Goal 63' (pen.)
Report Borchers Goal 35'
Morales Goal 89'
Monterrey
Real Salt Lake
MONTERREY:
GK 1 Mexico Jonathan Orozco
DF 15 Argentina José María Basanta
DF 4 Mexico Ricardo Osorio
DF 24 Mexico Sergio Pérez
DF 21 Mexico Hiram Mier
MF 8 Mexico Luis Ernesto Pérez Substituted off 21'
MF 18 Argentina Neri Cardozo
MF 20 Ecuador Walter Ayoví
FW 9 Mexico Aldo de Nigris YC 18' Substituted off 21'
FW 26 Chile Humberto Suazo
FW 11 Mexico Sergio Santana Substituted off 70'
Substitutes:
MF 17 Mexico Jesús Zavala YC 72' Substituted in 21'
FW 10 Paraguay Osvaldo Martínez Substituted in 21'
FW 28 Mexico Jesús Arellano Substituted in 70'
Manager:
Mexico Victor Manuel Vucetich
REAL SALT LAKE:
GK 18 United States Nick Rimando
DF 3 United States Robbie Russell Substituted off 82'
DF 6 United States Nat Borchers
DF 17 United States Chris Wingert
DF 4 Colombia Jámison Olave
MF 5 United States Kyle Beckerman YC 65'
MF 20 United States Ned Grabavoy Substituted off 61'
MF 8 Canada Will Johnson
MF 11 Argentina Javier Morales
FW 7 Argentina Fabián Espíndola
FW 15 Costa Rica Álvaro Saborío YC 72' Substituted off 82'
Substitutes:
MF 77 Jamaica Andy Williams YC 74' Substituted in 61'
DF 2 United States Tony Beltran Substituted in 82'
MF 10 El Salvador Arturo Alvarez Substituted in 82'
Manager:
United States Jason Kreis

Assistant referees:
El Salvador William Torres
El Salvador Juan Francisco Zumba
Fourth official:
El Salvador Elmer Bonilla

Second leg[edit]

April 27, 2011
20:00 UTC−06:00
Real Salt Lake United States 0 – 1 Mexico Monterrey
Report Suazo Goal 45'
Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah
Attendance: 20,738
Referee: Roberto Moreno (Panama)
Real Salt Lake
Monterrey
REAL SALT LAKE:
GK 18 United States Nick Rimando
DF 17 United States Chris Wingert
DF 6 United States Nat Borchers
DF 3 United States Robbie Russell Substituted off 46'
DF 4 Colombia Jámison Olave
MF 8 Canada Will Johnson
MF 20 United States Ned Grabavoy
MF 77 Jamaica Andy Williams Substituted off 64'
MF 11 Argentina Javier Morales
FW 15 Costa Rica Álvaro Saborío
FW 7 Argentina Fabián Espíndola YC 30' Substituted off 85'
Substitutes:
DF 2 United States Tony Beltran Substituted in 46'
MF 10 El Salvador Arturo Alvarez Substituted in 64'
MF 10 Brazil Paulo Araujo Jr. Substituted in 85'
Manager:
United States Jason Kreis
MONTERREY:
GK 1 Mexico Jonathan Orozco
DF 15 Argentina José María Basanta
DF 24 Mexico Sergio Pérez YC 42'
DF 6 Mexico Héctor Morales
DF 21 Mexico Hiram Mier
MF 4 Mexico Ricardo Osorio YC 75'
MF 18 Argentina Neri Cardozo Substituted off 74'
MF 20 Ecuador Walter Ayoví
FW 10 Paraguay Osvaldo Martínez YC 74' Substituted off 74'
FW 26 Chile Humberto Suazo YC 90'
FW 11 Mexico Sergio Santana Substituted off 60'
Substitutes:
FW 13 Mexico Abraham Darío Carreño Substituted in 60'
DF 5 Mexico Duilio Davino Substituted in 74'
DF 2 Mexico Severo Meza Substituted in 77'
Manager:
Mexico Victor Manuel Vucetich

Assistant referees:
Panama Daniel Williamson
Panama Jaime Smith
Fourth official:
Panama Jafeth Perea

References[edit]

External links[edit]