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2-time defending champ Monterrey beats Galaxy 1-0 to reach CONCACAF Champions League's final

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    L.A. Galaxy's Landon Donovan, left, controls the ball under pressure from Monterrey's Jose Maria Basanta at a CONCACAF Champions League semi-final soccer match in Monterrey, Mexico, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Alfredo Lopez, JAM MEDIA)The Associated Press

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    L.A. Galaxy's Todd Dunivant, left, prepares to kick a shot as Monterrey's Severo Meza attempts to block during a CONCACAF Champions League semi-final soccer match in Monterrey, Mexico, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Alfredo Lopez, JAM MEDIA)The Associated Press

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    L.A. Galaxy's Marcelo Fazzio, left, fights for the ball with Monterrey's Jose Maria Basanta at a CONCACAF Champions League semi-final soccer match in Monterrey, Mexico, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Alfredo Lopez, JAM MEDIA)The Associated Press

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    L.A. Galaxy's Robbie Keane, left, fights for the ball with Monterrey's Hiram Mier, right, during a CONCACAF Champions League semi-final soccer match in Monterrey, Mexico, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. At center is Monterrey's Walter Ayovi. (AP Photo/Alfredo Lopez, JAM MEDIA)The Associated Press

Aldo De Nigris scored at the final whistle to give two-time defending champion Monterrey a 1-0 victory over Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday night, sending the Mexican team to the CONCACAF Champions League final with a 3-1 aggregate score in the two-game semifinal.

Monterrey will face fellow Mexican club Santos Laguna in the final. Santos Laguna advanced Tuesday night, tying the Seattle Sounders 1-1 for a 2-1 aggregate victory.

De Nigris has four goals in the tournament to help put Monterrey in position to become the first team to win the regional tournament three straight times since Mexico's Cruz Azul in 1969-1971.