2021 CONCACAF Champions League, Quarterfinals
  • Jonathan Osorio (20')
  • Brayan Angulo (3', 34')
  • Pablo Aguilar (58')
1st Leg
1st Leg

Brayan Angulo fires Cruz Azul past Toronto FC in CCL quarterfinal first leg

Huge alligator interrupts Toronto training (1:42)

Toronto FC had an uninvited guest turn up to its training session ahead of facing Cruz Azul. (1:42)

Brayan Angulo Tenorio gave Cruz Azul the lead twice in the first half, and the Mexican side powered to a 3-1 win over Toronto FC in the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal in Tampa.

The second leg is scheduled for May 4 in Mexico City.

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A curling 18-yard effort from Angulo in the third minute opened the scoring, but Toronto's Jonathan Osorio leveled the score in the 20th minute after a scramble in the six-yard box.

Angulo put Cruz Azul on top for good in the 34th minute with a tap-in off a corner kick. Pablo Aguilar's header off a free kick in the 58th minute sealed the first-leg outcome.

The Cruz Azul-Toronto winner will move on to meet either Mexico's Monterrey or the Columbus Crew, who open their quarterfinal series on Wednesday in Ohio.