CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Islanders eliminated on penalties by Cruz Azul

April 7, 2009
Mexico's Cruz Azul eliminated the Puerto Rico Islanders in Mexico City on Tuesday to advance to the CONCACAF Champions League final. After the game had finished 3-1 in favor of Cruz Azul after extra time and tied 3-3 on aggregate, the hosts prevailed 4-2 over the Islanders in the penalty shootout.

The Islanders had entered the game holding a 2-0 lead from the first leg, and when Cruz Azul midfielder Cristian Riveros was sent off in the first half, things looked promising for the USL side. ...

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