Uriel Antuna's 20th-minute goal gave Cruz Azul a 1-0 victory over CF Montreal in Mexico City in the opening leg of a CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals series.
Adrian Aldrete's long diagonal pass from his own half saw players from both teams compete to head the ball 40 yards from the Montreal goal.
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The ball fell to Antuna wide open racing in from the right side. Antuna went in one-on-one with Montreal goalie Sebastian Breza and fired home a 12-yard shot.
The visitors never put a shot on target against Cruz Azul goalie Jose Corona, while Breza was credited with one save.
The series' second leg is scheduled for March 16 in Montreal.