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In pictures: Philadelphia Union 1-0 Atlas FC

Photo: Marjorie Elzey

A beautiful night at Subaru Park ended with a win for the Philadelphia Union over Atlas FC in the first leg quarterfinals of the Concacaf Champions League. It was an intense game with a lot of physical battles and aggressive play. A red card was issued in extra time during the first half to Atlas player, Anderson Santamaría. Atlas players, José Abella and Brian Lozano were both issued yellow cards in the 64th and 89th minutes. The Union took the lead late in the second half with a PK taken by Dániel Gazdag.


Atlas fans cheer their team on as they take the field to start the game.


José Martínez takes on 2 players keeping the ball and created a chance for a goal.


José Martínez reacts to a foul called on him.


Carlos Robles pushes Julián Carranza outside the 18 but no foul is called.


Joaquín Torres used footwork and flare to keep the ball from Atlas in the first half.


The play by Anderson Santamaría against Daniel Gazdag resulting in a red card for obstructing a goal.


The play by Anderson Santamaría against Daniel Gazdag resulting in a red card for obstructing a goal.


Anderson Santamaría reacts to the referee as he receives a red card for taking down Daniel Gazdag.


Jakob Glesnes clears the ball from Brian Lozano at midfield.


José Martínez fought battles all night for the Union.


Andre Blake gets a hand on the ball as Damion Lowe chases down an Atlas player.


Julián Carranza tries to get a shot on goal but is denied by Atlas.


Camilo Vargas saves the shot on goal by Olivier Mbaizo.


Olivier Mbaizo clears the ball with a header.


Damion Lowe heads the ball from a corner taken by Jack McGlynn.


Daniel Gazdag is sandwiched between Gaddi Aguirre and Camilo Vargas.


Julián Carranza and Carlos Robles battling for the ball.


Alejandro Bedoya slide tackles an Atlas player saving a shot on goal.


Julián Carranza gets hit in the back as Camilo Vargas aggressively comes out for the ball.


Both Julián Carranza and Camilo Vargas go down after an aggressive challenge for the ball. A foul is called and a PK is given to the Union.


A line of Altas players are ready to charge as Daniel Gazdag takes the PK.


After making the PK, Daniel Gazdag runs over to celebrate in front of Atlas players.


Julián Carranza keeps his eyes on the ball as Gaddi Aguirre loses a physical battle.


Julián Carranza and Gaddi Aguirre show each other respect by hugging after they both went down in a battle for the ball.


The second leg Quarterfinal match will be played at Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico on Wednesday, April 12. The Union return to MLS play on April 8 at TQL Stadium where they will they will face FC Cincinnati.

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