Atlanta United 1, Monterrey 0 | 2019 Concacaf Champions League Recap – MLSsoccer.com

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Atlanta United 1, Monterrey 0 | 2019 Concacaf Champions League Recap – MLSsoccer.com

Atlanta United 1, Monterrey 0 | 2019 Concacaf Champions League Recap - MLSsoccer.com

 

Atlanta United handed CF Monterrey their first defeat of 2019 in aggressive motion, however it wasn't sufficient to assist them advance to the semifinals of the 2019 Concacaf Champions League on Wednesday. The 1-Zero second leg win by the 5 Stripes at Mercedes-Benz Stadium left them on the mistaken finish of a 3-1 aggregate-goal scoreline.

Atlanta's hopes of advancing of their first Champions League foray had been largely dashed after conceding two late objectives in last week's first leg in Mexico, leaving an enormous 3-Zero deficit to beat.

Atlanta had an edge in possession for practically your complete second leg, and their connections within the center third of the sphere had been crisp, however they struggled to interrupt down Monterrey's protection and most of their photographs had been from outdoors the 18-yard field, which tended to not hassle goalkeeper Marcelo Barovero.

Monterrey had two probabilities within the 73rd minute, as makes an attempt from Rogelio Funes Mori and Aviles Hurtado each clanged off the woodwork earlier than Atlanta cleared the hazard.

However the dwelling facet bought on the board 4 minutes later, as a move in opposition to the grain from Darlington Nagbe discovered Josef Martinez, who made no mistake together with his shot.

Martinez & Co. got here shut on a few events within the ultimate 13 minutes, however the dwelling facet couldn't add any extra objectives, bowing out of the competitors. 

Targets

  • 77′ – ATL – Josef Martinez

Lineups

Atlanta United (3-4-3): Brad Guzan — Jeff Larentowicz, Michael Parkhurst (Florentin Pogba 76’), Miles Robinson — Eric Remedi, Mikey Ambrose, Darlington Nagbe, Julian Gressel — Ezequiel Barco (Kevin Kratz 76’), Gonzalo Martinez (Hector Villalba 65’), Josef Martinez

CF Monterrey (4-4-2): Marcelo Barovero — Johan Vasquez, Nicolas Sanchez, Cesar Montes, Miguel Layun — Aviles Hurtado (Maximiliano Meza 81’), Jonathan Gonzalez, Jesus Gallardo, Carlos Rodriguez (Celso Ortiz 90+1’) — Rogelio Funes Mori, Rodolfo Pizarro

Three Issues 

  • THE BIG PICTURE: Atlanta gained a collection of their first foray in CCL, however it was an excessive amount of to do it in opposition to one of many high groups in Mexico. Ending with a win is a small comfort, however Frank de Boer's group can use this victory to attempt to acquire momentum and get on observe after a shaky opening two video games of the MLS season.
  • MOMENT OF THE MATCH: No shock, Martinez's aim gave the sport an actual raise after it appeared sure to finish 0-0.
  • MAN OF THE MATCH: Hector “Tito” Villalba got here off the bench to play simply 25 minutes, and did not get on the scoresheet, however the attacker's introduction into the sport lifted his group and helped give Atlanta late hope they might embark on a reputable rally within the collection.

Subsequent Up

  • ATL: Sunday, March 17 vs. Philadelphia Union (7 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US; on DAZN in Canada)

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Atlanta United 1, Monterrey 0 | 2019 Concacaf Champions League Recap - MLSsoccer.com
Atlanta United 1, Monterrey 0 | 2019 Concacaf Champions League Recap - MLSsoccer.com
Atlanta United 1, Monterrey 0 | 2019 Concacaf Champions League Recap - MLSsoccer.com
Atlanta United 1, Monterrey 0 | 2019 Concacaf Champions League Recap - MLSsoccer.com
Atlanta United 1, Monterrey 0 | 2019 Concacaf Champions League Recap - MLSsoccer.com

Atlanta United 1, Monterrey 0 | 2019 Concacaf Champions League Recap - MLSsoccer.com

Atlanta United 1, Monterrey 0 | 2019 Concacaf Champions League Recap - MLSsoccer.com