Semi-finalists confirmed for the 2021 Concacaf Champions League
Winners will advance to the FIFA Club World Cup
We bring you posts, stats, quotes and trivia about the teams
The 2021 Concacaf Champions League has entered the home stretch and the final four has a familiar feel about it, however, with one exception. Once again, Mexico's clubs have asserted their dominance in the region but surprise packages Philadelphia Union, making their debut in the continental competition, make up the quartet.
2014 champions Cruz Azul booked their place in the semi-finals with a 4-1 aggregate victory over Toronto, while Philadelphia beat Atlanta United by the same scoreline on Tuesday.
Wednesday’s results were equally clear-cut with strong second-leg showings from the home sides as Monterrey saw off Columbus Crew 5-2 on aggregate, and Club America outlasted Portland Timbers with a 4-2 aggregate victory.
FIFA.com brings you the best photos, statistics, quotes and trivia from the quarter-finals as we build up to the FIFA Club World Cup at the end of the year.
**IMAGO / Icon SMI** ATLANTA, GA Ð APRIL 27: Philadelphia forward Sergio Santos (17) gestures to the Atlanta crowd following a second-half goal during the CONCACAF Champions League match between Philadelphia Union FC and Atlanta United FC on April 27th, 2021 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 04: Philadelphia Union Midfielder Jamiro Monteiro (10) and Atlanta United FC Midfielder Santiago Sosa (5) battle for the ball during the first half of the CONCACAF Champions League match between the Atlanta United FC and the Philadelphia Union on May 4, 2021, at Subaru Park in Chester, PA.
"The players deserve all the credit. We're into the final four of this continent, which sounds crazy. Everyone has to pinch themselves in the locker room. Our fans can be proud of their team." Philadelphia Union coach Jim Curtin
"It was a well-rounded match, with some things to improve, but it's always good to win. The team rests today and this week and then we can think about what comes next." Cruz Azul midfielder Jose Joaquin Martinez