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Sporting KC hammered by Monterrey in CCL semis (video)

Monterrey v Sporting  KC - CONCACAF Champions League 2019

MONTERREY, MEXICO - APRIL 04: Maximiliano Meza of Monterrey drives the ball while followed by Gerso Fernandes of Sporting KC during the semifinal match between Monterrey and Sporting KC as par of the CONCACAF Champions League 2019 at BBVA Bancomer Stadium on April 04, 2019 in Monterrey, Mexico. (Photo by Azael Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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Sporting Kansas City were humbled at the hands of Monterrey on Thursday, as Major League Soccer’s lone representative left in the CONCACAF Champions League were thumped 5-0 in Mexico.

Liga MX’s Monterrey struck twice early on against SKC, with the hosts in control the entire match.

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Dorlan Pabon scored twice, while Aviles Hurtdao, Jeses Gallardo and Nicolas Sanchez added a goal each. In truth the defeat could have been heavier for Peter Vermes SKC, as Rayados ripped them apart out wide.

Below is a look at the highlights in full (painful viewing for Sporting fans, and any MLS fans), as the second leg takes place next Thursday in Kansas City.

The winner of the this semifinal tie will play Tigres or Santos Laguna in the final. Tigres have a 3-0 lead from the first leg, so it’s looking like a Tigres v. Monterrey final. That would mark an eighth all-Mexican final in the 11 years of the competitions.

MLS’ woes in CCL continue, as no MLS club has won the competition since it was revamped in 2008.