2021 CONCACAF Champions League, Round of 16
  • Jürgen Damm (90'+1')
2nd Leg - Atlanta United FC advance 2-0 on aggregate
2nd Leg - Atlanta United FC advance 2-0 on aggregate

Atlanta beats Alajuelense to advance in CONCACAF Champions League

Josef Martinez: I got frustrated watching Atlanta in 2020 (1:14)

Atlanta United star Josef Martinez opens up about the team's struggles in 2020 after he tore an ACL. (1:14)

Atlanta United FC beat Alajuelense 1-0 (2-0 on aggregate) to advance into the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals.

Jurgen Damm scored in waning seconds for hosts Atlanta, who had defeated Alajuelense 1-0 in Costa Rica last week.

Both sides had scoring opportunities throughout the match at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. Atlanta goalkeeper Rocco Rios Novo made a key save from Junior Diaz's header from a corner kick before Damm clinched the match with his goal.

Atlanta now awaits the winners beween Philadelphia Union and Saprissa in the competition's other match-up featuring an MLS club and a Costa Rica side.