What a goal.
Toronto FC lost the game, but they won the war.
TFC has defeated Mexican powerhouse Tigres UANL on aggregate and will advance to the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Champions League.
And they have Sebastian Giovinco to thank.
Giovinco’s brilliant free kick in the 73rd minute gave Toronto the all-important second goal of the match in hostile territory. The Italian striker curled the ball over the Tigres defenders, landing perfectly in the top corner of the net.
— Toronto FC (@torontofc) March 14, 2018
The goal gave Toronto a 2-1 lead in Monterrey, and though they ended up losing the match 3-2, the defending MLS champions are through to the semi-finals on away goals (the first leg was a 2-1 win at home for TFC).
Toronto will likely play another Mexican powerhouse, Club America, in the semi-finals. America has a 4-0 lead on aggregate in their quarter-final matchup.
This marks just the second time in club history that Toronto FC has made it to the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Champions League.
Here’s the full highlights:
— THE CHAMPIONS (@TheChampions) March 14, 2018