America wins back-to-back CONCACAF titles, beating Tigres

Thursday April 28th, 2016

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Osvaldo Martinez broke a tie on the night on a penalty kick in the 86th minute and America beat Tigres 2–1 on Wednesday night, 4-1 on aggregate, for its second straight CONCACAF Champions League title and record seventh overall.

Michael Arroyo came off the bench in the 65th and tied it for America in the 68th.

French striker Andre-Pierre Gignac put the visitors ahead on the night in the 38th minute, meaning another goal would have leveled the series, but Arroyo's long-range finish all but sealed the result.

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The Eagles broke a tie with Cruz Azul, another Mexican team, for the CONCACAF Champions League record. America also won in 1977, 1987, 1990, 1992 and 2006.

Tigres, the reigning Mexican champion, lost their second international final in a row. Last year, River Plate beat them in the Copa Libertadores final.

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