Cruz Azul thump Portmore United in Mexico to end Champions League run

By By CONCACAF February 26, 2020

Cruz Azul took care of business against Jamaican club Portmore United with a 4-0 win in the second leg of the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Quarterfinals Round of 16 on Tuesday night at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.

The result lifted Cruz Azul to a 6-1 aggregate win over the Caribbean club and a place in the quarterfinals of the tournament.

There was suffocating pressure from Cruz Azul from the very start, yet the star of the show early on was Portmore United goalkeeper Kemar Foster, who made a trio of highlight-reel saves.

But Foster could only stop so many shots and Orbelin Pineda gave Cruz Azul a 1-0 lead in the 22nd minute with a spectacular right-footed volley.

Cruz Azul continued pushing for another goal, but they had to wait until the 60th to double the margin when Jonathan Borja floated in a cross from the left and from the slimmest of angles, Lucas Passerini headed in to make it 2-0.

The night was then capped by Pablo Ceppelini’s penalty conversion in the 76th and Borja’s strike in the 90th.

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