• Tuesday Dec 10, 2013

    Alajuelense tops Saprissa to reach final

    Porifiro Lopez points to the sky after scoring in Alajuelense's 1-0 win over Saprissa in their Costa Rican Invierno semifinal on December 8, 2013, at the Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto Scotiabank in Alajuela, Costa Rica. (Photo courtesy of Alajuelense)

     

    ALAJUELA, Costa Rica – Alajuelense clinched a berth in the Costa Rican Invierno final against Herediano with a 1-0 win over Saprissa on Monday at the Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto Scotiabank.

    Though the two-legged semifinal series ended 1-1 on aggregate, the Manudos progressed due to owning a better position in the regular-season standings.

    Porfiro Lopez scored the game-winning goal in the 24th minute off a well-worked set piece.  Alejandro Alpizar delivered a free-kick to the edge of the six-yard box that Johan Venegas headed for Lopez to knock in with his left foot in from close range.

    The last six Costa Rican titles have been won by either Alajuelense or Herediano.  It will be the fourth straight time that they will face off in an Apertura final. 

    Alajuelense, which will face Panama’s Arabe Unido in CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals next years, is scheduled to host the first leg on December 16.

     

     

  • Champions League

    Related News



RELATED NEWS YOU'LL LIKE

Pachuca remains unbeaten at home, Tigres rallies for draw

Andre-Pierre Gignac struck again for Tigres , while a late Franco Jara goal delivered Pachuca all three points against Veracruz. CONCACAF.com takes a look at the weekend action involving the 2016/17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinalists.

Vancouver deals Jamaica int’l Barnes to Orlando City for Shea

Jamaica international Giles Barnes forward was traded by the Vancouver Whitecaps to Orlando City for United States defender/midfielder Brek Shea on Saturday night.

Caribbean Club Championship: Group A Recap (Day 2)

Group A play in the 2017 Caribbean Club Championship continued on Friday at the Antigua Recreation Ground.

FC Dallas arrivals make good first impression in SCCL

In their competitive debuts for FC Dallas against visiting Arabe Unido on Thursday, four newcomers don’t have to worry about needing a second chance to make a first impression.

SCCL 16/17 Diary: Quarterfinals, First Leg

The 2016/17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal, first-leg matches are complete, with three ending in a draw, setting up exciting second legs next week. CONCACAF.com takes a look at some the brightest and most important moments from the series openers.