York United’s Lisandro Cabrera scored a goal in Concacaf Champions League play Thursday night – the first CPL player to do so. The 23-year-old Argentinian centre-forward, on loan at Dominican Republic side Atlético Pantoja, found the back of the net against Mexican giants Monterrey in their 3-1 second leg tilt at Estadio BBVA in Mexico. The club fell 6-1 on aggregate in their first appearance in the continent's premier club competition after qualifying through the 2020 Concacaf Caribbean Club Championship.
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Cabrera converted with a smart run behind the backline in the 61st minute which eventually left him one-on-one with the Monterrey ‘keeper. Cabrera signed with York last November from Argentinian giants Newell’s Old Boys, having joined the club in 2018. He has played five total games for Newell’s, having also spent time on loan the past two years at Colombian top-tier sides Cucúta Deportivo and Patriotas, and Argentinian second-tier outfit Gimnasia y Esgrima. Atlético Pantoja acquired Cabrera on a short-term loan deal in March.