26 April 2012 /AP
Monterrey won its second straight CONCACAF Champions League title despite a 2-1 loss to fellow Mexican club Santos Laguna in the second leg of the final. Monterrey’s 2-0 win in the first leg was enough to clinch the title 3-2 on aggregate.
Monterrey is the first team to successfully defend the title since Pachuca in 2008. Mexican clubs dominate the tournament, and have won the past seven titles, and 13 of the last 17. The title gives Monterrey a berth in the Club World Cup in Japan later this year. Argentine Daniel Luduena scored for Santos in first-half stoppage time and Oribe Peralta added the second in the 51st minute to put the final level on aggregate.