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FC Dallas falls in second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League to Pachuca 3-1

Last minute goal sends FC Dallas home.

MLS: Pachuca at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

It wasn’t meant to be in the end for FC Dallas in the CONCACAF Champions League. On Tuesday night in Pachuca, Mexico, the reigning US Open Cup champions fell 3-1 to Liga MX side Pachuca.

The result sends FCD out of the tournament on a 4-3 aggregate goal amount.

Dallas survived a lot of early pressure in this one as Pachuca pushed for the series equalizer in the first half. Chris Seitz came up with a pair of big stops on a couple Pachuca free kicks from outside the penalty box.

FCD would respond 23 minutes into the match with their best chance in the opening half on a counter attack from Roland Lamah and Cristian Colman. Lamah split the defense with a pass forward to Colman where he was able to get behind his defender but his shot would be deflected out for a corner kick.

The Tuzos would take the lead in the 38th minute as Jonathan Urretaviscaya sent a long cross in from the right side and found Franco Jara. Walker Zimmerman would just get beaten out on the ball to Jara and the Pachuca forward headed home the first goal of the game.

Dallas nearly found the game tying goal in the 63rd minute on a ball once again from Lamah on the right side of the field. The Belgian midfielder sent in a cross into the box where Zimmerman was able to get a clean header on it but the ball was cleared off the goal line.

Pachuca added a second goal to their tally in the 80th minute on a play from Hivering Lozano. The Pachuca attacker split two Dallas defenders with some clever play before firing a shot just past Seitz.

Dallas got back in the game in the 88th minute on a goal from Colman. Javier Morales sent in a ball off a corner kick that was cleared out but only to the feet of Carlos Gruezo, who then volleyed it back into the mixer where Colman was able to redirect it into the back of the net.

Pachuca sent Dallas a crushing blow in stoppage time though with another goal from Lozano. After a ball was sent in to Franco Jara on the wings, Lozano made another crafty play to put the ball in the back of the net to help give Pachuca the win.

FC Dallas returns home for another league game as they host MLS expansion side Minnesota United FC.