• Wednesday May 10, 2017

    Costa Rican Verano Quadrangular hits crucial fifth round

    Action from the Costa Rican Verano Quadrangular match between visiting Herediano and Limon on May 3, 2017, in Limon, Costa Rica.

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – The fifth round of six rounds in the 2017 Costa Rican Verano Quadrangular will be contested Wednesday night with all four teams still in contention for a first-place finish.

    CONCACAF.com takes a look at what could be a decisive matchday in the Costa Rican postseason, with Herediano able to clinch first place if results go its way.

    2017 Costa Rica Verano Quadrangular -- Round Five
    May 10, 2017

    Herediano (2W-2D-0L; 6GF, 4GA) v Saprissa (1W-2D-1L; 9GF, 10GA)

    - In a battle of two of Costa Rica’s most decorated clubs, 25-time champion Herediano hosts 33-time champion Saprissa at the Estadio Eladio Rosabal Cordero.
    - Should Herediano win and Santos either draw or lose at Limon, Herediano would win the Quadrangular and then face regular-season champion Saprissa in a one-match final to determine the Verano title.
    - In their last meeting, on April 29, 2017, host Saprissa (Jordan Smith 35’ pen, 90’ pen) and Herediano (Randall Azofeifa 70’ pen, Jairo Arrieta 84’) played to a 2-2 draw.

    Limon (1W-0D-3L; 7GF, 10GA) v Santos (1W-2D-1L; 6GF, 4GA)

    - It is now or never for fourth-place Limon, which hosts second-place Santos at the Estadio Juan Goban in Limon.
    - Limon forward Erick Scott scored a Verano best 20 goals during the regular season, but has netted just once in the Quadrangular.
    - Santos has 2 wins in its last 11 away games (2W-5D-4L).
    - Limon has lost 6 of its last 7 matches

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    Costa Rica – 2017 Verano Quadrangular Table
    (GP- W-D-L-GF-GA-Pts.)

    1.- Herediano 4-2-2-0-6-4-8
    2.- Santos 4-1-2-1-6-4-5
    3.- Saprissa 4-1-2-1-9-10-5
    4.- Limon 4-1-0-3-7-10-3

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