Santos' Marc Crosas, left, fights for the ball against Rayados de Monterrey's Humberto Suazo during the first match of the CONCACAF Champions League final in Monterrey, Mexico, Wednesday April 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Alberto Puente)
Thursday, April 19, 2012 12:19 am
Monterrey edges Santos Laguna 2-0
The Associated Press
Suazo scored in the 60th and the 86th minutes.
The second leg in April 25 at Santos Laguna's Corona stadium in Torreon, Mexico.
Monterrey had an edge in possession, shots and corners but was unable to break through until Suazo scored on a pass from Jesus Aldo de Nigris. Suazo's second goal came on an individual effort as he beat several defenders before slotting the ball home.
Monterrey is the defending champion and defeated Real Salt Lake on a 3-2 aggregate in last year's final.