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Monterrey downs Columbus to advance in the Champions League

Monterrey claimed the second leg 3-0 on Tuesday after a 2-all draw with the Crew in Columbus last week.
Credit: AP
Jesus Gallardo of Mexico's Monterrey, left, and Bradley Wright Phillips of Unites States' Columbus Crew battle for the ball during a Concacaf Champions League soccer match in Monterrey, Mexico, Wednesday, May 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Roberto Martinez)

Maximiliano Meza scored twice and Monterrey advanced to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Champions League with a 5-2 aggregate victory over the Columbus Crew.

Monterrey claimed the second leg 3-0 on Tuesday after a 2-all draw with the Crew in Columbus last week.

Meza scored both his goals in the opening half at the Liga MX team’s home stadium. Miguel Layun added a goal in the 71st minute.