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CONCACAF Champions League Review: Pachuca edge through, Timbers out

Pachuca reached the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-finals as the Portland Timbers failed to do likewise.

Liga MX giants Pachuca gave up a lead to draw 4-4 at Olimpia in Tegucigalpa on Wednesday, but it was enough to secure their spot

The draw wrapped up Group E for the Mexicans, who finished top with 10 points and three clear of Olimpia – who needed a victory.

The lights went out and caused a delay during the clash in Honduras, where Pachuca seemed in control before a late comeback.

Victor Guzman headed Pachuca into the lead before Romell Quioto cancelled that out with a header of his own.

A Franco Jara penalty restored Pachuca's advantage in rainy conditions, but again the hosts responded, Bryan Johnson heading in a Bayron Mendez free-kick.

A 25-yard Jonathan Urretaviscaya free-kick and Erick Gutierrez goal seemed to have the visitors in control.

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However, Olimpia fought back again, Carlo Costly tapping in and Carlos Mejia scoring from the penalty spot, but that was all they could manage.

In Group B, Deportivo Saprissa progressed by a point ahead of Portland after the Timbers could only manage a 1-1 draw at home.

Sporting Kansas City recorded their first win in Group C, beating Central 3-1 as both were eliminated.

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