CONCACAF Champions League wrap: Pulido inspires Tigres
By Football News
An Alan Pulido hat-trick has helped Tigres thrash Alajuelense 5-0 to move into the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday.
Elias Hernandez opened the scoring in the sixth minute and the Mexicans were 3-0 up at half-time after goals from Juninho and Pulido.
Pulido completed his hat-trick with further goals in the second half of the Group 6 clash at Estadio Universitario.
The win saw Tigres book a spot in the last eight, finishing top of the group ahead of the Costa Ricans.
The Seattle Sounders completed their perfect showing in Group 4 with a 3-1 win over Honduran outfit Marathon.
Samuel Ochoa and Steve Zakuani were on the scoresheet inside 27 minutes, before Mitchel Brown pulled a goal back for the visitors.
But the MLS side sealed the win with a quarter of an hour to play thanks to a David Estrada goal.
Santos Laguna made it four from four in Group 1 as a Herculez Gomez goal gave the Mexican team a 1-0 win over Toronto.