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Toluca (Mexico) v Alajuelense (Costa Rica)

Semifinals, 2nd Leg

Toluca, Mexico – Estadio Nemesio Diez

Tuesday – April 8, 2014

(Toluca leads all-time CCL series: 1 win, 0 draws, 0 losses)

• 2013-14 CCL Results: Semifinals v Alajuelense – 1st leg: 1-0 away win (Goal: Paulo Da Silva 71’); Quarterfinals v San Jose Earthquakes – 1st Leg: 1-1 away draw (Goal: Raul Nava 67’); 2nd Leg: 1-1 home draw (Goals: Isaac Brizuela 69’) … advances 5-4 on penalty kicks; Group 6 – 3-1 home win v Caledonia AIA (Goals: Edgar Benitez 24’, Miguel Almazan 30’, Raul Nava 61’); 2-1 away win v Comunicaciones (Goals: Raul Nava 16’, Juan Carlos Cacho 25’); 5-1 away win v Caledonia AIA (Goals: Raul Nava 17’, 67; Carlos Esquivel 28’; Edy Brambila 41’; Antonio Naelson Matias – Sinha 72’); 5-1 home win v Comunicaciones (Goals: Raul Nava 6’, 89’; Edgar Benitez 23’, 72’; Erbin Trejo 67’)

Toluca

Won Group 6 to advance to quarterfinals (Toluca, 12 points; Comunicaciones, 6; Caledonia AIA, 0)

Group 6 record: GP – 4; W – 4; D – 0; L – 0; GF – 15; GA – 4 … 1 of 2 teams to have a perfect group stage record (Cruz Azul)

CCL appearances (3): 2009-10, 2010-11, 2013-14

Best CCL finish: Semifinals (2009-10), eliminated by Pachuca, 2-1 on aggregate

CONCACAF Champions Cup champion (2): 1968, 2003

All-Time CCL record: GP – 25; W – 13; D – 6; L – 6; GF – 54; GA – 23

All-Time CCL home record: GP – 12; W – 8; D – 3; L – 1; GF – 36; GA – 8 … loss came v Monterrey (1-0) in 2010-11 quarterfinals

All-Time CCL semifinal record: GP – 3; W – 1; D – 1; L – 1; GF – 2; GA – 2

• CCL semifinal results: (2009-10) v Pachuca, 1-1 home draw (Goal: Edgar Dueñas 77’), 1-0 away loss; (2013-14) v Alajuelense. 1-0 away win (Goal: Paulo Da Silva 71’) •

Conceded 1 goal or fewer in 10 straight CCL games … conceded 1 goal or fewer in 11 of 12 all-time CCL home games

Scored 3 or more goals in 8 of 12 all-time CCL home games

8 of last 10 CCL goals have been scored in 2nd half, including last 6

Raul Nava is 2013-14 CCL top scorer with 7 goals

• All-Time leading CCL scorers: Raul Nava (10 goals); Hector Mancilla (9); Juan Cuevas (5); Antonio Naelson Matias – Sinha (4), Edgar Benitez, Isaac Brizuela (3 each); Nestor Calderon, Diego de la Torre, Vladimir Marin (2 each) • 2013-14 CCL Results: Semifinals v Toluca – 1st Leg:1-0 home loss; Quarterfinal v Arabe Unido – 1st Leg: 0-0 home draw; 2nd Leg: 2-0 away win (Goals: Jerry Palacios 6’, Jonathan McDonald 58’); Group 4 – 1-0 away loss v Sporting San Miguelito; 1-0 home win v Club America (Goal: Alvaro Sanchez 83’ pen); 2-0 home win v Sporting San Miguelito (Goals: Jerry Palacios 62’, Alejandro Alpizar 76’); 1-0 away win v Club America (Goal: Jerry Palacios 55’)

Alajuelense

Won Group 4 to advance to quarterfinals (Alajuelense, 9 points; Club America, 6; Sporting San Miguelito, 3)

Group 4 record: GP – 4; W – 3; D – 0; L – 1; GF – 4, GA – 1

CCL appearances (4): 2008-09, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14

Best CCL finish: making first CCL semifinal appearance

CONCACAF Champions Cup champion (2): 1986, 2004

All-Time CCL record: GP – 19; W – 10; D – 3; L – 6; GF – 20; GA – 18

All-Time CCL away record: GP – 9; W – 4; D – 0; L – 5; GF – 10; GA – 14

All-Time CCL record v Mexican opposition: GP – 7; W – 3; D – 1; L – 3; GF – 6; GA – 10

Posted 5 straight CCL shutouts, shares tournament record with Pachuca

• Conceded first goal in 574 minutes of CCL play in 1-0 semifinal, 1st leg loss v Toluca (broke previous mark held by Pachuca)…5-game CCL unbeaten streak ended in 1-0 semifinal, 1st leg loss v Toluca (shares tournament record with Pachuca) •

Won 2-straight CCL away game

Shutout at home in 2 straight CCL games…was never shutout in previous 8 at the Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto

Conceded 1 goal or fewer in last 7 CCL games, including 5 shutouts

Jerry Palacios has 8 career CCL goals (5 with Marathon, 3 with Alajuelense)

All-Time leading CCL scorers: Jonathan McDonald (4 goals); Allen Guevara, Jerry Palacios (3 goals each)

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