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In case the headline is deceiving, Mexico’s Santos Laguna beat Sounders FC in the two-game CONCACAF Champions League semifinal, 2-1 on aggregate.
And here are some notes:
Sounders FC has scored the first goal just once this season in eight games
Sounders FC didn’t qualify for the 2013-14 CCL and it’s uncertain when the team will be back
Sounders FC is 12-11-3 in CCL all-time
Sounders FC is 3-6-1 against Mexican teams in CCL
Sounders FC is 1-5-2 in all competitions this season and 0-3-1 on road.
Santos Laguna is 19-1-1 at home in CCL
Santos Laguna is 6-0-1 against MLS teams at home with 20-4 goal differential
CCL teams are 0-for-13 in two-game series when losing the first leg at home
MLS teams are 2-23-5 in Mexico and have been outscored 84-29