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Club Tijuana advances to CCL Quarter-Finals, will host winner of RBNY vs CD Olimpia next week

One of Mexico’s top defenses will be waiting at Estadio Caliente for the winner of Thursday’s game.

Pachuca v Tijuana - Torneo Clausura 2018 Liga MX Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images

While we don’t yet know if the New York Red Bulls will even make it to the CONCACAF Champions League Quarter-Finals, we now know who their opponent would be: Liga MX powerhouse Club Tijuana/

On Tuesday night, Tijuana held CD Montagua of Honduras to a 1-1 draw at home, which was good enough for them to advance to the Quarter-Finals on a 2-1 aggregate.

As was pre-determined by the initial draw, Tijuana will host the first leg of the two-game series at Estadio Caliente between March 6-8, with the second leg taking place the following week between March 13-15.

Despite their current position on the Liga MX Clausura table, Tijuana lead the Mexican league in scoring defense, allowing just five goals in nine games.

This year is Tijuana’s 2nd appearance in the tournament. Their last appearance came in the 2013-14 Champions League, where they made it to the Semi-Finals before falling to eventual tournament winners Cruz Azul.

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Also in CONCACAF Champions League news, Toronto FC blanked Colorado Rapids in a 0-0 draw to advance to the Quarter-Finals, and will face Tigres UANL, who beat Herediano 3-1 last night, at home next week.