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Santiago Solari: 'We had to work for 90 minutes to beat Philadelphia'

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Blaise Bourgeois

Without overdoing the celebrations, Santiago Solari was very happy with América’s performance in their 2-0 victory over MLS outfit Philadelphia Union in the Concacaf Champions League semi-finals.

Goals from Nicolás Benedetti and Henry Martín gave the Eagles a 4-0 victory on aggregate and sets up a final against the winner of Monterrey and Cruz Azul.

“We are very satisfied, very happy, we knew he was going to play a very tough game,” Solari said in his post-match press conference.

“The team never lost its composure, and that is to the credit of the players. That is why these footballers deserve to be in the final, they have earned it.

“You see all the clubs that fight and fight very hard to reach the final. Philadelphia is a very difficult team that fought from start to finish.

“We had to work for 90 minutes to achieve this, which has made us feel very satisfied.”

The final will be played on October 28th, though América will be considered the road side as both Cruz Azul and Monterrey have accumulated more points in the competition.

Should Cruz Azul come back from their 1-0 deficit, it will be a Clásico Joven final held at the Estadio Azteca.

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