• Tuesday Dec 17, 2013

    Alajuelense, Herediano battle to stalemate

    Action from the first leg of the Costa Rican Invierno final between Alajuelense and Herediano (yellow) on December 16, 2013, in Alajuela. (Photo courtesy of Herediano) 

    ALAJUELA, Costa Rica – Alajuelense and visiting Herediano battled to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of the Costa Rican Invierno final on Monday at the Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto Scotiabank.

    The evenly matched sides produced a tightly contested encounter that generated few outright scoring opportunities.

    Johan Venegas had the best chance of the evening, when his 21st minute effort struck the Herediano crossbar.

    After the match, Alajuelense head coach Oscar Ramirez stated that he liked the way his competed and is confident heading into the second leg

    “We are going to their stadium to look for the victory that gives us the title,” said Ramirez.  “Seeing the effort of the boys, we are capable of looking for the championship.”

    Herediano head coach Marvin Solano acknowledged that the Manudos made things complicated for his side.

    “[Alajuelense] at home is a very strong team and the type of match they had hindered our play for good stretches,” commented Solano.  “But I think the team also had a good match, we have some good scoring options and I think the match was balanced.”

    The return leg will be played Sunday at the Estadio Eladio Rosabal Cordero in Heredia.

     

  • Champions League

    Related News



RELATED NEWS YOU'LL LIKE

Tigres focused on Cruz Azul ahead of Plaza Amador showdown

A crucial 2016/17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League clash at Plaza Amador on September 28 awaits Tigres, but the Mexican power will first look to take care of other matters Saturday against visiting Cruz Azul.

Pumas’ Gonzalez eager for Club America ‘Clásico’

Pumas (5-2-3, 17 points) will look to consolidate its position in the top four of the 2016 Liga MX Apertura table on Saturday night, when it visits Mexico City-rival Club America (4-3-3, 15).

Club America names La Volpe as head coach

Club America announced Thursday that it reached an agreement with Ricardo La Volpe for the Argentinean to become head coach, officially replacing Ignacio Ambriz, who was relieved of his duties after a 2-0 loss to Leon on September 17.

Herediano hopeful for Plaza Amador win over Tigres

Herediano (1W-1D-1L, 4 points) knows the task is large, but its pursuit to return to the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League knockout rounds for the first time since the 2014/15 edition continues unabatedly.

Pachuca players earn Alonso praise

After Pachuca defeated host Morelia 5-1 on Tuesday to win for the first time in its last five Liga MX outings, head coach Diego Alonso praised the effort and his players.