• Sunday Apr 16, 2017

    SCCL Heroes: Edgar Benitez (Pachuca, Toluca & Queretaro)

    Edgar Benitez (pictured) in action for Pachuca during the second leg of the 2009/10 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League final against visiting Cruz Azul Azul. (Photo: Mexsport)

    As one of only two players to strike in a Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League final with two different teams, Edgar Benitez is a true legend of the competition.

    His 10 goals tie him for 10th in the SCCL’s all-time scoring table -- netting five times for Pachuca, four for Toluca and once for Queretaro.

    The Paraguay international’s biggest moment came in the dying moments of the 2009/10 final, second leg, when his goal in the second minute of stoppage time lifted Pachuca a 1-0 win over Cruz Azul, allowing the Tuzos to lift the trophy on the away-goals rule after a 2-1 loss in the first leg.

    WATCH – BENITEZ GOAL GIVES PACHUCA 2009/10 SCCL TITLE

    EDGAR BENITEZ
    Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League Goals

    August 4, 2009 (Group Stage)
    Pachuca: 1 goal (64’), 7-1 away win v Deportivo Jalapa

    September 16, 2009 (Group Stage)
    Pachuca: 1 goal (25’), 2-0 home win v Houston Dynamo

    September 22, 2009 (Group Stage)
    Pachuca: 1 goal (60’), 4-0 away win v Isidro Metapan

    September 30, 2009 (Group Stage)
    Pachuca: 1 goal (23’), 1-0 away win v Houston Dynamo

    April 28. 2010 (Final, Second Leg)
    Pachuca: 1 goal (90’+2), 1-0 home win v Cruz Azul

    August 6, 2013 (Group Stage)
    Toluca: 1 goal (24’), 2-1 home win v Caledonia AIA

    October 23, 2013 (Group Stage)
    Toluca: 2 goals (23’, 72’), 5-1 home win v Comunicaciones

    April 23, 2014 (Final, Second Leg)
    Toluca: 1 goal (63’), 1-1 home draw v Cruz Azul

    February 23, 2016 (Quarterfinals, First Leg)
    Queretaro: 1 goal (83’), 2-0 home win v D.C. United

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