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Montreal Hopeful Of Champions League Semi Final Berth

Montreal Impact are hopeful of overcoming Pachuca.

Montreal are hopeful of beating Pachuca in the second leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarter final on Wednesday night.

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After taking a 2-2 draw in the first leg last week in Mexico, they hold the advantage on away goals – and with Mexican sides often struggling to play their best football in the unfamiliar Canadian winters, they could be a surprise in store.

Typically MLS sides get soundly beaten by Mexican teams, meaning the 2-2 came as a shock to everyone. Montreal striker Dily Duka, scorer of both Montreal’s goals in the first leg, told Sportsnet.ca: “We had the ability to close out that game (the first leg) and we didn’t. It was a good result, but settling for a draw after being up by two, it was a bit tough to take”.

“If you told us before the game we’d be going home with a draw and two road goals, we would have taken it. Still, it was a bit of a missed chance.”

The winner of the game will face either DC United or Costa Rican side Alajuelense in the semis. Alajuelense won the first leg 5-2 in Costa Rica.

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