Vancouver Whitecaps 1 Tigres UANL 2 (1-4 agg): Mexicans advance to Champions League final

Tigres UANL reached the CONCACAF Champions League final for a second consecutive season after defeating Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1.

Andre-Pierre Gignac and Damian Alvarez were on target for Tigres, who were runners-up last season and completed a 4-1 aggregate triumph in the Canadian city on Wednesday.

Awaiting Tigres in the two-legged decider this month is fellow Mexican outfit Pachuca.

Trailing 2-0 from the opening leg last month, MLS side the Whitecaps set about erasing the deficit early as Brek Shea opened the scoring in the third minute.

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Shea was on hand to volley home a rebound after Tigres were unable to clear their lines following a free-kick at BC Place Stadium.

That is as good as it got for the Whitecaps, with Tigres scoring two unanswered goals in the second half.

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France international Gignac levelled the contest on the night after curling a delightful shot into the top corner of the net from outside the penalty area in the 63rd minute.

Alvarez then secured the second-leg win with six minutes remaining, finishing powerfully from close range.

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The first leg of the Champions League final will take place on April 19.

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