• Pachuca and Tigres draw opening leg of CONCACAF Champions League final
• Pachuca seeking a fifth title, and Tigres a first-ever win
• Eventual winner to feature at 2017 FIFA Club World Cup

Pachuca boast a narrow advantage after the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final thanks to a 1-1 draw at Tigres on Tuesday.

Seeking a fifth maiden continental title, Pachuca made a perfect start with Raul Lopez netting in just the third minute.

Ismael Sosa's goal brought Tigres level before half-time, but they missed the chance for victory after Eduardo Vargas saw his second-half spot-kick saved by Alfonso Blanco in the all-Mexican decider.

Pachuca have won four of the past 16 editions, while Tigres are seeking to improve on last year’s runners-up finish with a maiden title.

The second leg will take place at Pachuca next Wednesday, with the victor to represent CONCACAF at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 late in the year.