Philly goes up 3-0 on Atlanta at Champions League quarters . Kacper Przybylko scored twice and the Philadelphia Union went 3-0 on Atlanta United Tuesday night at the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal.
It was the very first Champions League game played the Video Assisted Referee, or VAR. CONCACAF, the confederation for its North America, Central America, and Caribbean area, declared earlier in the afternoon that FIFA had accepted usage of VAR for its championship heading forward.
Atlanta dominated at the opening half in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Josef Martinez, wearing pink hair, needed a left-footed burst from the 38th minute but Philadelphia goalkeeper James Blake batted it off. Philadelphia’s goals came in the second half.
Przybylko’s first goal came in the 57th minute when he tapped at a corner kick, before adding a second using a shot in the top of the box at the 73rd.