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Pachuca hammer Saprissa 4-0 to reach CONCACAF Champions League semifinals

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Pachuca reached the semifinals of the CONCACAF Champions League after trashing Deportivo Saprissa 4-0 on Tuesday.

Saprissa had kept themselves in the tie thanks to a scoreless draw at home, but in the second leg, they failed to deal with a strong Pachuca side, who has now accumulated an astounding 28 consecutive games unbeaten at home.

Pachuca took the lead in the 29th minute thanks to a Victor Guzman goal from a set-piece situation. The Saprissa defense failed to deal with the Mexican youngster, who appeared unmarked to give the hosts the breakthrough.

Nearly two minutes later, Jonathan Urretaviscaya cut inside the box and fired in his effort past Danny Carvajal for the 2-0.

Diego Alonso’s men added a third strike in the 69th minute after Franco Jara headed home an Urretaviscaya cross.

Hirving Lozano got in on the act 10 minutes later as he blasted the ball in after a goalkeeping howler.

If things could not get worse for Saprissa, Daniel Colindres was sent off in the final minutes off the game to cap off a forgettable night for the visitors.

With the result, Pachuca will face the winner between FC Dallas and Arabe Unido, although the Major League Soccer side boasts of a clear 4-0 advantage in the score heading into the second leg.