The Portland Timbers were eliminated from the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals when the club was defeated by Club América, 3-1 (4-2 on aggregate), on Wednesday at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. Diego Valeri scored a penalty kick for the Timbers while goalkeeper Jeff Attinella delivered six saves in defeat.
18' — SAVE (POR) — Goalkeeper Jeff Attinella denied a knuckling, volleyed effort from América with a strong save.
19' — SAVE (POR) — A minute later, Attinella made a fingertip save on Richard Sánchez's free kick to deny América.
21' — GOAL (AME) — América took a 1-0 lead when Federico Viñas headed home a cross.
46' — SHOT (POR) — Forward Felipe Mora forced a save on Portland's first shot on target when he fired an off-balanced shot from near the top of the box.
53' — SHOT (POR) — Yimmi Chara forced a corner kick when he received a feed from Diego Valeri and fired a strike that goalkeeper Memo Ochoa tipped over the bar.
59' — GOAL (AME) — The home side doubled its lead when Viñas scored from the penalty spot.
65' — GOAL (POR) — After Mora earned a penalty kick, Diego Valeri left Ochoa little chance when he buried his spot kick over the Mexican national team goalkeeper.
70' — GOAL (AME) — América restored its two-goal lead when Leonardo Suárez's deflected left-footed shot found its way past Attinella.
76' — SHOT (POR) — Claudio Bravo whipped in a cross to Mora, who maneuvered around the defense in a tight space before sending a toe-poke towards goal only to be denied by Ochoa.
90' — SHOT (POR) — Substitute Andy Polo delivered a pinpoint ball to a cutting Valeri, but Valeri's shot flew over the bar.
- Diego Valeri scored his 98th career goal for the Timbers.
- Valeri has scored four goals in Concacaf Champions League play with two coming this season.
- Valeri has a combined 200 goals plus assists in all competitions for the Timbers.
- The match was the first time in team history that the Timbers played in Mexico. Mexico is the eighth FIFA nation that Portland has played in, joining the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Guyana, El Salvador, and Costa Rica.
- The Timbers were appearing in the quarterfinals of the competition for the first time.
- Jeremy Ebobisse, Zac McGraw and Andy Polo made their Concacaf Champions League debuts.
Portland Timbers vs. Club América
Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League – Quarterfinals – Leg 2
May 5, 2021 – Estadio Azteca (Mexico City, Mexico)
Goals by Half
Portland Timbers 0 1 1
AME: Viñas (Laínez), 21
AME: Viñas (penalty kick), 59
POR: Valeri (penalty kick), 64
AME: Suárez (Aquino), 70
POR: Valeri (caution), 56
POR: Tuiloma (caution), 60
POR: Mabiala (caution), 75
POR: Van Rankin (caution), 79
POR: GK Attinella, D Van Rankin (McGraw, 83), D Mabiala, D Tuiloma, D Bravo (Loría, 89), M D. Chara, M Williamson, M Y. Chara (Polo, 83), M Valeri ©, M Asprilla (Ebobisse, 72), F Mora
Substitutes Not Used: GK Sulte, D Bonilla, M Zambrano
TOTAL SHOTS: 8 (Mora, Valeri, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Mora, 2); FOULS: 14 (Van Rankin, Williamson, 3); OFFSIDES: 4; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 6
AME: GK Ochoa, D J. Sánchez, D Valdez, D Cáceres, D Fuentes, M Aquino, M Suárez (Medina, 89), M R. Sánchez, M Fidalgo, M Laínez (Escoboza, 90+1), F Viñas (Martín, 68)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Jiménez, D Silva, M Naveda, M Benedetti
TOTAL SHOTS: 16 (Suárez, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 9 (. Sánchez, Viñas, 2); FOULS: 9 (Valdez, 3); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 4
Referee: Ivan Barton
Assistant Referees: Juan Francisco Zumba, Geovany Garcia
Fourth Official: Jose Torres
Weather: Showers, 63 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial
Complete coverage — Timbers' night at Estadio Azteca:
- RECAP | Timbers lose in Mexico, eliminated in CCL quarterfinals
- HIGHLIGHTS | Valeri scores, Timbers fall at Club América
- POSTGAME, Savarese: "Now we have to continue to work"
- POSTGAME, Williamson: "Ultimately, we weren't sharp enough."
- FARLEY | Timbers left with frustrations, lessons after CCL ouster
- GALLERY | Champions League in the rain at Azteca
- #StatMan Three | Valeri reaches 200 combined goals, assists