Philadelphia prevails 4-1 over Atlanta in Champions League

Philadelphia Union's Sergio Santos, left, battles with Atlanta United's Brooks Lennon, right, for the ball during the first half of a CONCACAF Champions League soccer match, Tuesday, May 4, 2021, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
Philadelphia Union's Sergio Santos, left, battles with Atlanta United's Brooks Lennon, right, for the ball during the first half of a CONCACAF Champions League soccer match, Tuesday, May 4, 2021, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Credit: Chris Szagola

Credit: Chris Szagola

Santiago Sosa scored for Atlanta in the second leg, but the Philadelphia Union prevailed 4-1 on aggregate to advance to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Champions League

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Santiago Sosa scored for Atlanta in Tuesday's second leg, but the Philadelphia Union prevailed 4-1 on aggregate to advance to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Champions League.

Philadelphia had a 3-0 advantage following the first leg of the quarterfinal last Tuesday in Atlanta. Forward Kacper Przybylko scored twice.

Sosa scored in first-half stoppage time at Subaru Park, but United was not able to catch up to the Union's commanding lead.

Przybylko scored in the 88th minute to cement the victory. He has scored in each of the Union's four CCL matches.

Atlanta was without midfielders Ezequiel Barco and Jurgen Damm because of injury.

Philadelphia was making its first appearance in the Champions League tournament between club teams in CONCACAF, the confederation of North America, Central America and the Caribbean regions.

The Union will play the winner of the quarterfinal between the Portland Timbers and Club America, set to conclude Wednesday in Mexico City. The semifinals start in August.

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Atlanta United's Santiago Sosa reacts to his goal during the first half of a CONCACAF Champions League soccer match against the Philadelphia Union, Tuesday, May 4, 2021, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
Atlanta United's Santiago Sosa reacts to his goal during the first half of a CONCACAF Champions League soccer match against the Philadelphia Union, Tuesday, May 4, 2021, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Credit: Chris Szagola

Credit: Chris Szagola

Atlanta United's Santiago Sosa, left, heads the ball away from Philadelphia Union's Sergio Santos, right, during the first half of a CONCACAF Champions League soccer match, Tuesday, May 4, 2021, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
Atlanta United's Santiago Sosa, left, heads the ball away from Philadelphia Union's Sergio Santos, right, during the first half of a CONCACAF Champions League soccer match, Tuesday, May 4, 2021, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Credit: Chris Szagola

Credit: Chris Szagola

Atlanta United's Josef Martinez, left, battles with Philadelphia Union's Jack Elliott, center, for the ball as Philadelphia Union's Leon Flach, right, looks on during the first half of a CONCACAF Champions League soccer match, Tuesday, May 4, 2021, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
Atlanta United's Josef Martinez, left, battles with Philadelphia Union's Jack Elliott, center, for the ball as Philadelphia Union's Leon Flach, right, looks on during the first half of a CONCACAF Champions League soccer match, Tuesday, May 4, 2021, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Credit: Chris Szagola

Credit: Chris Szagola

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