• Sunday Dec 04, 2016

    Arabe Unido captures 2016 Panamanian Apertura crown, SCCL spot

    Arabe Unido celebrates after defeating Plaza Amador in the Panamanian Apertura final on December 3, 2016, Panama City. (Photo courtesy of Cable Onda Sports)

    PANAMA CITY, Panama -- Arabe Unido earned a place in the 2017/18 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, scoring once in each half to defeat Plaza Amador, 2-0, in the 2016 Panamanian Apertura final on Saturday night in front of 16,687 fans at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez.

    The domestic title completed a historic 2016 for the Expreso Azul, which also advanced to the 2016/17 SCCL quarterfinals thanks in large part to a pair of wins over three-time champion Monterrey.

    Abdiel Macea scored the game’s first goal in the 44th minute, when he headed home from five-yards out off a right-sided cross by Angel Patrick.

    In the 70th minute the scorer, Enrico Small netted an insurance goal, heading in unmarked from close range after Macea's cross from right bounced just in front of the six-yard box. It was Small’s 16th goal of the season.

    It was Arabe Unido’s 15th top-flight title and its record 13th in the Liga Panameña de Fútbol.

  • Champions League

    Related News



RELATED NEWS YOU'LL LIKE

CONCACAF Weekend’s Best (December 11, 2017)

CONCACAF.com takes a look at the best performances and most interesting stories in CONCACAF Weekend’s Best.

Tigres lifts Liga MX Apertura trophy

Tigres rallied to earn a 2-1 win over host Monterrey in the second leg of their 2017 Liga MX Apertura final on Sunday night to capture the series 3-2 on aggregate.

Panama int’l Cooper caps 2017 with MLS Cup crown

In a matter of seconds during the MLS Cup final Saturday night, Armando Cooper's luck quickly went from bad to good.

Toronto FC captures MLS Cup title

A pair of second-half goals earned Toronto FC a 2-0 victory over visiting Seattle Sounders FC in the MLS Cup final on Saturday night .

Guzman scores, Pachuca to face Gremio in FCWC semifinals

Pachuca secured a place in the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup semifinals on the strength of a 1-0 win after extra time over 10-man Wydad Athletic Club.