Mexican aspect Pumas UNAM despatched the New England Revolution crashing out of the CONCACAF Champions League on Wednesday, overturning a 3-0 first-leg deficit earlier than successful on penalties to guide their place within the semi-finals of the regional membership event.
New England, bidding to affix fellow Main League Soccer aspect New York Metropolis within the final 4, have been left shellshocked by a rampant Pumas at Mexico Metropolis’s Estadio Olimpico.
A objective in every half from Pumas striker Juan Dinenno raised hopes of an inconceivable comeback earlier than Sebastian Saucedo lashed a strike into the roof of the web on the 59 minute mark to make it 3-0 on the night time, 3-3 on mixture.
Each groups had possibilities to grab victory in a frenetic closing passage of play, with New England’s Omar Gonzalez seeing a header saved at level clean in stoppage time by Pumas goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera.
With no additional time, the sport went straight to penalties.
New England’s Sebastian Lletget handed the initiative to Pumas after blazing his workforce’s fourth penalty over the bar to depart the shoot-out at 2-2.
Nicolas Freire then scored to place Pumas 3-2 forward, and though US worldwide Jozy Altidore levelled along with his workforce’s fifth kick, Dinenno stepped as much as hearth the Mexican aspect into the semi-finals, successful the shoot-out 4-3.
The defeat capped a disappointing night time for MLS sides within the event, the premier membership competitors for groups from Central America, North America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF).
Earlier, Montreal have been held to a 1-1 draw at house to Liga-MX aspect Cruz Azul, who went by to the semi-finals 2-1 on mixture.
No workforce from Main League Soccer has gained the CONCACAF title since Los Angeles Galaxy lifted the crown in 2000.