Toronto FC, looking to protect its 2-1 aggregate lead in a tricky Concacaf Champions League away match in Monterrey on Tuesday, held off Tigres UANL during a tense, scoreless first half, and then emerged from a wild second half —with four goals scored in just over 20 minutes — to lose 3-2, but but winning 4-4 on aggregate thanks to a 2-1 away goal advantage, to advance to the CCL semifinal round.
Toronto opened the scoring in the 63rd minute on an own goal created when Sebastian Giovinco sought Jozy Altidore with a pass into the box, only for Tigres midfielder Rafael Carioca to poke the cross into his own net.
Six minutes later, Eduardo Vargas fired Tigres back into contention with a header goal. But in the 73rd minute, given a dangerous free-kick opportunity, Giovinco did what Giovinco does to give the Reds an insurmountable lead — though Tigres striker Andre-Pierre Gignac tapped in an 84th minute goal to give the home team hope, and converted a stoppage-time penalty kick to close out the scoring.
63' – TOR – Rafael Carioca (OG)
69' – TIG – Eduardo Vargas
73' – TOR – Sebastian Giovinco
84' – TIG – Andre-Pierre Gignac
90' + 3' – TIG – Andre-Pierre Gignac (PK)