Carlos Vela and LAFC make League Cup statement with 7-1 rout against FC Juarez
Just two minutes into the game, LAFC's franchise player Carlos Vela extended the club's lead by capitalizing on a rebound from a save by goalkeeper Ramon Pasquel and scoring with a gentle pump of the ball.
When Oscar Ortega headed a corner kick in the 47th minute, leaving Amaury Escoto unmarked, it looked like the Liga MX squad was finally getting going in the second half.
However, the response was just temporary, lasting only five minutes before the MLS champs doubled their advantage again when Acosta again reacted quickly to a nice cross from Dénis Bouanga.
He replied to Pasquel's spectacular save by scoring on a second attempt.
Bouanga scored his triple trick for LAFC in the 78th minute on a penalty kick, despite the absence of Vela.
The national of Gabon currently has hat tricks in all three of this year's major tournaments (MLS, CONCACAF Champions League, and Leagues Cup).
Nathan Ordaz added insult to injury for the Bravos by scoring the MLS team's sixth goal of the night with a fantastic left-foot strike following a successful counter-attack.
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