CONCACAF CL: Monterrey see off Xelaju; Seattle Sounders make history getting past Tigres
Monterrey 1 – Club Xelaju 1 (Agg. 4-2) (CONCACAF Champions League, March 12, 2013) Fredy Santiago gave the visitors hope on 44 minutes, taking them to the break 3-2 down on aggregate but still requiring two more goals for overall victory. But second-half substitute Walter Ayovi, who came into the game almost immediately after the interval, fired the sealer for Monterrey on 63 minutes, to ensure a 1-1 draw on the night.
Seattle Sounders 3 – Tigres 1 (Agg. 3-2) (CONCACAF Champions League, March 12, 2013) Second-half goals from DeAndre Yedlin, Djimi Traore and Eddie Johnson saw Seattle to the brilliant victory – 3-1 on the night – although they had the benefit of playing against 10 men for the second half. Tigres midfielder Manuel Viniegra was dismissed on the stroke of half-time when he picked up his second yellow card within the space of eight minutes, and while Ricardo Ferretti’s men had two goals up their sleeve, they were unable to hold on.