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.
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.