Pachuca win fourth title

Mexico's Pachuca became the first team to qualify for the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup after securing the CONCACAF Champions League title with a 1-0 home win against compatriots Cruz Azul in the final of the competition.

Paraguayan striker Edgar Benitez scored the only goal on the night in the second minute of stoppage time to steer Pachuca to their fourth CONCACF Champions League title.

Pachuca won the encounter on away goals as they lost 2-1 in the first leg in Mexico City last week and the single strike was enough to give the Tuzos their third continental crown in four years.

Pachuca will now represent CONCACAF in the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi UAE next December where they will be playing in the competition for the third time in their history.

The loss extended Cruz Azul's inability to claim a title, marking the fifth straight time the club had reached the finals of a major championship only to lose. It was the second straight year the club had reached the Champions League decider, having lost last year to fellow Mexican side Atlante.