What a come back for LAFC! Recovering from a 2-0 loss to winning 3-2 on aggregate took all the training, the fans and everything the players had to see LAFC move to the CONCACAF Champions League Quarter finals.
Its officially in order to say LAFC made history by eliminating one of LIGA MX champions! On to the next match, LAFC will be hosting Cruz Azul on March 10 for their first round of the CONCACAF Champions League's Quarterfinals.
Back to the LAFC vs LEON: Anything less than 2-0 lead meant LAFC stood no chance, 26 min into the game, Carlos Vela slipped one past Rodolfo Cota thanks to a diagonal pass from Diego Palacios.
Leon were not to go down easy! They stuck up their defence and mounted pressure on LAFC everytime they lost the ball. Leon just needed one goal then shut down LAFC but that was not part of the script!
A mix of long and short passes to throw LAFC off the balance almost beared fruit but the Defenders of the Banc were quick to respond and control the situation.
27 min into the first half, Carlos Vela made it rain at the 3252 stand by turning Diego Palacios diagonal pass into 1-0 lead for LAFC and 2-1 aggregate at the end of first half.
Do or die session started and this time Leon needed to defend or get a goal to shutter LAFC's history making dreams!
This indeed proved difficult for Leon as Carlos Vela added another goal at the 76th minute to add to the lead and tie the aggregate goals.
The game ended 3-0 an aggregate of 3-2 in favour of LAFC thanks to the last minute goal from Diego Rossi.
LAFC will play their first season match this Sunday 3/1/20 at the Banc Of California hosting the new team in the League Inter Miami.