• Saturday Aug 18, 2007

    Deportivo Saprissa & San Francisco FC book their places in the last eight

    Deportivo Saprissa of Costa Rica and Panamanian outfit San Francisco FC both booked their places in the last eight of the Torneo Interclubes de UNCAF following the second legs of their opening round fixtures.

    Deportivo Saprissa, who have won the CONCACAF Champions' Cup™ on three separate occasions - the most recent of which was in 2005 - lost 1:0 to Once Municipal of El Salvador but progressed to the quarter finals as a result of their 5:2 win in the first leg in San José.

    In the other game of the evening, San Francisco upset two time Champions' Cup winners CD Olimpia of Honduras with a 1:0 victory on the night following a 0:0 stalemate in Panama a week ago.

    In total 16 Central American clubs are competing in the first round of the Torneo Interclubes de UNCAF 2007 which is a home-and-away series elimination tournament.

    The UNCAF tournament quarterfinals will take place in September with the semifinals set for October. The two finalists, which qualify directly to the 2008 CONCACAF Champions' Cup™, will compete for the Torneo Interclubes de UNCAF 2007 crown later this year, while the two losing semifinalists will play a home-and-away third-place series for the last Central American berth to the CONCACAF event.

    The three Central American clubs will be joined by defending champion Pachuca CF (MEX), another Mexican side, two teams from USA along with one from the Caribbean at the 2008 CONCACAF Champions' Cup™.

    In addition to becoming the CONCACAF Champion, the winner will also have the chance to play as the CONCACAF representative against the world's best teams in the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup, while the Champions' Cup runner-up will be one of the three CONCACAF invitees to the 2008 Copa Nissan Sudamerican

    The CONCACAF Champions Cup™ is the longest running international club competition in the region and has crowned the champion club of the Confederation since its inception in 1962.

    2008 CONCACAF CHAMPIONS' CUP™ - Central American Qualification
    First Round
    Series A
    16.08.2007: Belize City, BELIZE; MCC Grounds (19:30)
    FC BELIZE (BLZ) - PUNTARENAS FC (CRC)
    Puntarenas FC leads 3:0 on aggregate

    Series B
    15.08.2007: Ahuachapan, EL SALVADOR; Estadio Simeon Magaña (A: 1500)
    ONCE MUNICIPAL (SLV) - DEPORTIVO SAPRISSA (CRC) 1:0 (0:0)
    Adonay Ulises MARTINEZ 86'
    Once Municipal: Francisco Alejandro Portillo - Libardo Carbajal Orobio, Ernesto Joel Aquino, Mauricio Edgardo Artero (53: Adonay Ulises Martinez), Jairo Hurtado, Mario Pablo Quintanilla, Hector Anibal Avalos, Paulo Troyano, Mario Ellas Guevara, Oviclio Orlando Guzman, Nelson Nerlo Miron. Booked: none
    Deportivo Saprissa: Jose Francisco Porras - Victor Cordero, Pablo Brenes, Ronald Gomez (65: Alejandro Alpizar), Gabriel Badilla, Jose Luis Lopez, Jervis Drummond, Jairo Arrieta Celso Borges, Armando Alonso (63: Randall Porras), Michael Barrantes (70: Erick Sanchez). Booked: Badilla 82', Sanchez 86'
    R: Ricardo ZELAYA (HON
    Deportivo Saprissa wins 5:3 on aggregate

    Series F
    16.08.2007: Ciudad de Guatemala, GUATEMALA; Estadio Mateo Flores
    CSD MUNICIPAL (GUA) - REAL MADRIZ FC (NCA)
    CSD Municipal lead 2:0 on aggregate

    Series G
    16.08.2007: Tegucigalpa, HONDURAS; Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino
    CD MOTAGUA (HON) - REAL ESTELI (NCA)
    CD Motagua leads 2:0 on aggregate

    Series H
    15.08.2007: Tegucigalpa, HONDURAS; Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino
    CD OLIMPIA (HON) - SAN FRANCISCO FC (PAN) 0:1 (0:1)
    José Dario JULIO 10'
    CD Olímpia: Noel Valladares - Edwin Yobani Avila (62: Jesús Alberto Navas), Maynor Alexis Figueroa, Rony Morales, Juan Manuel Carcamo (68: Allan Dos Santos), Reynaldo Antonio Tilguath, Jose Francisco Arevalo, Elvis Danilo Turcios (75: Mauricio Castro), Milton Omar Nunez, Hendry Thomas, Oscar Boniek Garcia. Booked: Boniek Garcia 38', Thomas 44', Dos Santos 84'
    TD: Nahun ESPINOZA
    San Francisco FC: William Negrete - Joel Solanilla, Ternistocles Perez (79: Jair Carrasquilla), Jose Justavino (67: Marcos Aparicio), Miguel Olivares, Antonio Ortega (73: Angel Lombardo), Raul Loo, Eduardo Jimenez, Jose Dario Julio, West Torres, Santiago De Alba. Booked: Ortega 4', Loo 38', Olivares 61', De Alba 65', Perez 82'
    TD: Gary STEMPEL R: Joel AGUILAR (SLV)
    San Francisc FC wins 1:0 on aggregate

    Quarterfinals
    September

    Semifinals
    October

    Third Place
    TBD

    Final
    TBD

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