First-half goals lift Monterrey past Don Bosco

Aldo de Nigris (center) scored in Monterrey's win over visiting Don Bosco (yellow jersey) in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League on September 28, 2016, in Monterrey, Mexico. (Photo: Mexsport)

MONTERREY, Mexico -- Monterrey closed out its participation in the 2016/17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League on a winning note with a 3-0 victory over Don Bosco in a Group D match on Wednesday night.

Angel Lopez, Aldo De Nigris and Misael Dominguez scored for the Rayados (2W-0T-2L, 6 points) at Estadio BBVA Bancomer.  De Nigris’ goal was the 16th of his SCCL career, equaling him with Humberto Suazo for the most in team history.

The three-time SCCL champion dictated the pace from the opening to the final whistle. It took a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute as Lopez headed home Dominguez's right-wing feed from four yards at the near post.

De Nigris doubled the lead in the 43rd minute, latching onto an Edwin Cardona pass from the left flank and firing a 14-yard drive past goalkeeper Ronald Elusma.

Six minutes into the second half, Dominguez closed out the scoring when he tapped home a rebound of a Cardona shot from four yards.

Don Bosco (0W-0D-3L, 0) will visit group winner Arabe Unido (3-0-0, 9) in Panama City, Panama, on October 18 to complete group play.