Eduardo Vargas scored with moments left in second-half stoppage time, giving Mexico's Tigres a 1-0 win over New York City FC on Wednesday at Harrison, N.J., in the first leg of a CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal series.
The second leg of the two-game, total-goals series will be played Tuesday at San Nicolas de los Garza, Mexico.
With the game nearly over, Tigres' Andre-Pierre Gignac took a shot from just above the top of the 18-yard box that NYCFC goalie Sean Johnson saved with a diving stop. However, the rebound rolled out front to Vargas, who tapped in a five-yard shot for the winner.
Tigres take first-leg lead over NYCFC in CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal