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Impact fought valiantly, lose to Club America in the final half

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The Montreal Impact fall to a superior Club America side in the CONCACAF Champions League Final.

Montreal Impact

The Cinderella story has ended for the Montreal Impact after losing to Club America 4-2 at home. In front of a record-setting crowd of 61,004, the Bleu-Blanc-Noir fought valiantly and went to half-time with a 1-0 lead. But it would not be enough to stomp a CONCACAF giant.

As expected, the Impact was very aggressive off the bat as it looked to scored the first goal to destabilize Club America. Ignacio Piatti made history at Estadio Azteca when he scored, and his compatriot Andres Romero unleashed the fury at the Olympic Stadium.

After dribbling his way into the Club America box, Piatti fiound Romero, who created a bit of magic in the box and scored the opening goal.

The rest of the half saw the visiting team dominate the play while Montreal was hoping to catch them on the counter. And they almost did.

The biggest scare from Club America from a well-struck free-kick that was directed in the box via header to find Benedetto, who deflected the ball into the bar. Within 16 minutes, a goal was scored and a crossbar challenge commenced.

Montreal could have doubled the lead via Piatti if it wasn't for Moises Munoz making a big save.

The rhythm of the game went down a notch but it was Club America that enjoyed most of the possession early in the half and was rewarded with a goal. Dario Benedetto redeemed himself by scoring with a scissor kick at the 50th minute.

It basically all went downhill from here as The Millionaires continued to push in a smart and efficient via quick breaks while taking advantage of a breakdown from the Impact. In the 64th and 66th minute, Oribe Peralta and Dario Benedetto scored respectively to break the spirits of 61,044 + 11 players.

3-1 Club America

The last 30 minutes finished as a blur for any Impact fan and staff member watching on as Club America marched on to score one more goal while conceding a second goal courtesy of Jack McInerney.

Final score : 4-2

A Mexican side won the continental title yet again, as Club America was crowned 2014-2015 CONCACAF Champions League champion.