This Wednesday night, Pumas UNAM received the Seattle Sounders on the field of the Estadio Olímpico Universitario, in what was the first final of the Concacaf Champions League . Those of the MLS took an agonizing draw with the flavor of victory that leaves Universidad Nacional beaten.
At the end of the first half, those led by Andrés Lillini took advantage with a controversial penalty that had to be repeated after goalkeeper Stefan Frei went ahead to save it, giving Juan Ignacio Dinenno a second chance, who did not forgive with definition towards the right.
As if that were not enough, at the beginning of the complement an impressive service by Jesús Rivas appeared, so that Dinenno rose again and signaled the 2-0 in favor of those from Pedregal . Another controversial shot from the spot, but in this case for the Americans, was capitalized by Nicolás Lodeiro who made it 2-1. At the end, and when it seemed that Pumas was leaving with the minimum advantage, an unusual foul by Efraín Velarde on Cristian Roldán was warned by the VAR, and the whistler did not hesitate to call the maximum penalty: Lodeiro’s new shot and 2-2 that Seattle celebrated as a victory.
What result does Pumas need to be Concacaf champion?
With this result in the first leg final (2-2), Pumas UNAM will have to travel to Seattle and obtain a result that allows them to maintain the overall lead . Only victory by any score gives the Concacaf Champions League title. In the event of a tie for any result, everything will be defined in extra time and/or penalties.
Losing by any number will bring glory to Major League Soccer . It should be remembered that, according to the Concacaf Champions League regulations, there is no away goal rule in the final of the tournament.