• Monday Dec 04, 2017

    CONCACAF Weekend’s Best (December 4, 2017)

    Walter Ferretti players, staff and family (pictured) celebrate after prevailing over Managua FC in the 2017 Nicaraguan Apertura final on December 2, 2017, in Managua, Nicaragua. (Photo courtesy of the Liga Primera de Nicaragua)

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

    WALTER FERRETTI CAPTURES NICARAGUAN APERTURA TITLE
    Walter Ferretti claimed the 2017 Nicaraguan Apertura crown after a 0-0 draw with visiting Managua FC in the final, second leg on Saturday at the Estadio Nacional. The Rojinegros, who earned a in the 2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF League, lifted the trophy on the away-goals rule thanks to a 1-1 draw in the series opener on November 25. Despite playing a man down following Kenneth Vanegas’ ejection midway through the second half, Ferretti won its first short tournament since the 2014 Apertura.

    CHORRILLO FC CROWNED PANAMANIAN APERTURA CHAMPION
    Alfredo Stephens (7’, 27’) scored a pair of first-half goals and Chorrillo FC earned its third Panamanian title, defeating Arabe Unido in the 2017 Apertura final, 5-1, on Saturday at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez. The Fiebre Amarilla netted three times after the break through Samir Ramirez (62’), Rolando Blackburn (83’) and Luis Hurtado (87’). Enrico Small (72’) converted a penalty kick for Arabe Unido to make it 3-1, but the Expreso Azul would get no closer.

    TIGRES, MONTERREY TO MEET IN LIGA MX APERTURA FINAL
    It will be a Clasico Regiomontano final in the 2017 Liga MX Apertura, as Tigres and Monterrey registered impressive victories at home in semifinal, second-leg matches this past weekend.

    On Saturday, Tigres posted a 3-0 win over Club America at the Estadio Universitario and secured the series, 4-0 on aggregate. Enner Valencia (56’, 72’) netted on a pair of left-footed goals for UANL, which completed the scoreline on Andre-Pierre GIgnac’s 76th-minute penalty kick.

    Monterrey settled matters with Morelia on Sunday, easing to a 4-0 win on the strength of a three-goal performance by Rogelio Funes Mori (10’, 29’, 53’). The 26-year-old scored once with his right foot, left foot and head. A successfully converted penalty kick by Carlos Sanchez in the 22nd minute made it 2-0 for the Rayados, who secured the series 5-0 on aggregate.

    SEMIFINALS SET IN EL SALVADOR
    Three of the 2017 Salvadoran Apertura quarterfinal series ended in a draw, meaning the teams with the better regular-season records advanced, while top-seed Alianza progressed Sunday with a 4-0 win over visiting No. 8 Pasaquina (agg: 4-0).

    No. 2 Santa Tecla (agg: 0-0 v No. 7 Municipal Limeño), No. 3 Isidro Metapan (agg: 3-3 v No. 6 Chalatenango) and No. 4 FAS (agg: 1-1 v No. 5 Aguila) will join the Albos in the final.

    The weekend’s best game was on Saturday as Chalatenango rallied from a two-goal deficit to defeat Isidro Metapan, 3-2. Bladimir Diaz (86’ pen, 87’) struck for last two goals, but it was enough to prevail over the Jaguares.

    Semifinal Pairings: No. 1 Alianza v No. 4 FAS; No. 2 Santa Tecla v No. 3 Isidro Metapan

    PEREZ ZELEDON STAYS TOP IN COSTA RICAN INVIERNO QUADRANGULAR
    Lauro Cazal scored in the 30th minute and Perez Zeledon (2W-0D-0L, 6 points) remained first in the 2017 Costa Rican Invierno Quadrangular with a 1-0 win over visiting Santos de Guapiles (0-1-1, 1) on Sunday.

    Saprissa (1-1-0, 4) took over sole possession of second place, topping host and regular-season champion Herediano (0-0-2, 0), 1-0, on David Ramirez’s 71st-minute goal.

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