Monterrey 1-0 Club América summary: score, goals, highlights, 2021 CONCACAF Champions Final
Monterrey 1-0 Club América: as it happened
CF América has lost and Monterrey is crowned CONCACAF Champions! This is their fifth title in their history. Thanks for watching the minute by minute with AS.com.
Nicolas Benedetti was able to flick the ball as Andrada came out, but it hit the post and there was an scramble inside the box after that. Now that the play is dead, América is demanding the VAR to check for a possible handball.
Club América is demanding a hand ball after the free kick and the VAR will check the play.
NINE MINUTES added of stoppage time.
ONCE AGAIN MONTERREY! Maxi Meza with a powerful strike from just outside the box, but the ball barely went wide.
An emotional Ponchito Gonzalez leaves the pitch with tears.
Substitution for Monterrey. Ponchito Gonzalez leaves due to an injury and Erick Aguirire takes his place.
Andrada makes a routine save after a poor cross from Club América, who have not have creativity on offense throughout the match.
Jesús Gallardo creates a great solo play and he tried to shift the angle of Guillermo Ochoa, but the ball went wide.
Ponchito Gonzalez whipped the ball inside the box and Cesar Montes was not able to flick it to find the back of the net after the corner kick.
UNBELIEVABLE! Vincent Janssen takes advantage of a lose ball inside the box, he was able to dribbled past Guillermo Ochoa, but Cáceres was able to clear the ball before it crossed the line.
FUN FACT! 16th consecutive final that a Liga MX team will win the CONCACAF Champions League trophy.
More injuries for Monterrey in a key moment of the match. This time Rogelio Funes Mori has to come out and Vincent Janssen will take his place.
AGAIN MONTERREY! 'Ponchito' Gonzalez couldn't give the ball the right direction after a perfect cross from the right flank.
Celso Ortíz had to leave the match after the tackle from Roger Martínez. So Matías Kranevitter will take his place.
Roger Martínez picks up the yellow card.
Third substitution for Club América
Richard Sánchez got injured by himself and he was not able to continue playing so Antonio Lopez will take his place
Jesús Gallardo makes a low cross from the left flank and Guillermo Ochoa was able to dive and intercept the ball before Funes Mori reached it.
WHAT A MISS FROM MONTERREY! Maxi Meza headers the ball first time inside the box after a great pass from Charly Rodríguez, but it was not powerful enough to beat Guillermo Ochoa.
Salvador Reyes Chávez receives the yellow card and Monterrey is granted a corner kick.
Superb play from Jesús Gallardo from the left flank and his cross finds Funes Mori. The Mexican international was able to control the ball and his shot from a few yards out goes over the goal. What a miss opportunity from Monterrey to extend the lead.
Jorge Sánchez makes a good individual play, leaving defenders behind, but his right foot shot went wide.
The second half has started!
We go to the break
The first half has ended! An entertaining 45 minutes and we will be back for the second half.
Two minutes added of stoppage time.
Celso Ortíz makes a tactical foul and gets booked.
Richard Sánchez takes the free kick and he went for goal from a long way out and Andrada was barely able to block the shot.
Cesar Montes with a great block to deflect a cross from the rival and helps Monterrey regain the possession of the ball.
FUN FACT! CF Monterrey has never lost a CONCACAF Champions League final.
Monterrey go forward again and Funes Mori takes the ball away from a defender from America. The Mexican international gave a clumsy pass to Jesús Gallardo, who one-time hits the ball, but this time it was blocked by a defender from America.
Sebastián Cáceres is booked.
Rogelio Funes Mori is all over the pitch for this match because he was near the first post to clear the danger after the corner kick from Club América.
Corner kick for América.
Maxi Meza runs down the right flank and before entering the box he sends a low cross looking for Funes Mori, but this time Caceres is able to clear the danger.
Reyes is clipped on the back of the ankles and Club América will have an opportunity to score from the set piece, but Monterrey's defense was able to clear the danger away.
Jesús Gallardo makes a low cross to Rogelio Funes Mori, who just taps the ball to find the back of the net.
GOL! GOAL! GOLAZO! From Monterrey! The home side takes the early lead in the opening minutes of the match.
Club América seems lost in the first few minutes of the match. The team has not able to generate any good passes so far and Monterrey is close to score the opening goal.
MONTERREY AGAIN! This time Rogelio Funes Mori with a powerful shot from outside the box, but this time Guillermo Ochoa was able to blocked it.
SO CLOSE! What a good run forward by Carlos Rodríguez and his header from a few yards out barely went wide.
The game has started at the Estadio BBVA Bancomer! We will know who the champion is of the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League final.
Funes Mori talked prior to the final
"Our people always support, encourage, the stadium explodes and I am convinced that there will be that connection and we will push from within the field, we will give everything for these colors."
Santiago Solari has proved that he is the right man for the job coaching Club América. The Argentine manager led the ‘Eagles’ to the playoffs in his first tournament in charge after a second place finish in the regular season, just three points behind first place Cruz Azul.
Club América defeated Atlético San Luis 1-0 over the weekend on matchday 13 with a goal from Roger Martínez in stoppage time. This was an important victory with four games left of the regular season because with the three points obtained on the road they have secured a playoff spot. Now the 'Eagles' want to win their first trophy of the season and the first one for manager Santiago Solari.
In 2020, Rodolfo Pizarro became the first designated player in the history of Inter Miami CF and he was expected to lead the team in their debut season. Unfortunately he disappointed at the end of the 2020 Major League Soccer campaign and he only scored three goals and gave four assists in 16 appearances.
According to information from AS USA, Pizarro is no longer happy in Major League Soccer and Inter Miami already has an offer on the table from a Liga MX club. It has been rumored that Chivas from Guadalajara or Monterrey are the two teams that want the Mexican international for the next season.
Hello and welcome to the preview and play by play of Club Monterrey vs Club America, Concacaf Champions League Final that will be played Thursday October 28th at BBVA Bancomer Stadium.