Fly to the rooms! Motagua had no problem beating Cibao and advanced to the round of the Concacaf League


The Motaguawith a very practical football, had no major problems to close with authority the tie against Cibao FC which fell 2-0 at the National Stadium for the round of 16 of the Concacaf League.

The return of this key was played behind closed doors due to the punishment that the Cyclone has, which he will have to serve for one more game, being that the return game against the Tauro of Panama for the quarterfinals.

The goals of Angel Tejeda (51′) and Eddie Hernandez (90) sealed a solid classification for those led by Hernán “La Tota” Medina who continue without defeat after seven games this season.


The Dominicans arrived in the capital of Honduras with the heavy load of 1-0 against received a week ago in Santiago de los Caballeros and they had to risk more than necessary to get fully into the confrontation.

The rain was present and the visitors scared the goalkeeper jonathan rougier in the first minutes of the meeting, but nothing more. The Cibao FC he bet more on the claw than on the organized game on the lawn of the capital’s colossus.

The duel fell into constant infractions by each side and did not allow the proper development of football, for many sections the duel was boring. Motagua He had no trouble in the first part of the decisive match between Hondurans and Dominicans, which was overshadowed by the poor condition of the field due to the rain.

Already in discount time of the first half Carlos Melendez crashed the ball into the horizontal after a powerful header after the corner kick executed by diego rodriguez. The center-back almost opened the scoring.

At minute 51 the guest arrived, an excellent cross from Iván el Chino López down the left wing and between two defenders Angel Tejeda launched himself to make it 1-0 against goalkeeper Miguel Lloyd’s stretch. First entry of the lanky attacker from San Luis Zacatales.

Diego Rodríguez almost scored a great goal from a free kick at 63, however the Dominican goalkeeper Miguel Lloyd covered up the powerful shot from the left-handed midfielder. In the final minutes, Eddie Hernández failed in the one-on-one, the goalkeeper made a mistake at the start and the ball was served on a silver platter to the attacker who finished off and Lloyd avoided the goal shout.

Eddie had his revenge in the 90th minute, received outside the area and hit a mark to finish off level with the grass, the ball crashed at the base of the vertical and went into the goal to celebrate the final 2-0 of the match.

Tico referee Benjamín Pineda decreed the end of the match and Motagua had no complications to get into the quarterfinals and be the first Honduran club to do so in this edition. This Thursday they have Real Spain’s turn visiting Cartaginés and Olimpia receiving Municipal with the series 2-0 in favor of the Machine and the other tied 2-2.

The first legs of the quarterfinals will be played from September 6 to 8 and the second legs between September 13 and 15. The winners of the four crosses will qualify directly to the next CONCACAF Champions League.



Lineup: Jonathan Rougier; Marcelo Santos, Marcelo Pereira, Carlos Meléndez, Wesly Decas (68’Denil Maldonado); Fabricio Brener (75′ Christopher Meléndez) Óscar García (68′ Walter Martínez), Jonathan Núñez, Diego Rodríguez, Ángel Tejeda (58′ Roberto Moreira, Ivan López (58′ Eddie Hernández).

yellow: Wesly Decas (43), Eddie Hernández (60) and Fabricio Brener (63).

goals: Angel Tejeda (51′), Eddie Hernandez (90′).

red: There was not.

*Cibao CF:

Lineup: Miguel Lloyd: Óscar Florencio, Dairin González, Julio César Murillo, Luis Díaz; Jean López, Lihué Prichoda (85′ Ángel Montes de Oca, Juan Díaz (85′ Welkin Luis), Yohan Parra <<>> 65′ Christian Alba), Carlos Ventura (85′ Dariel Rosario), Erick Paniagua (72′ Carlos Heredia ). DT George Alfonso

yellow: Lihue Prichoda (24).

red: There was not.

Referee: Benjamin Pineda (Costa Rica).

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Fly to the rooms! Motagua had no problem beating Cibao and advanced to the round of the Concacaf League