• Wednesday Sep 25, 2013

    For Comunicaciones, Caledonia match is about survival

    Paolo Suarez (white) scored all three goals in Comunicaciones' 3-0 CONCACAF Champions League win over host Caledonia AIA on August 29, 2013, in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. (Photo: Allan Crane)

     

    GUATEMALA CITY -- Not only does Comunicaciones have to obtain maximum points against visiting Caledonia AIA on Wednesday at the Estadio Cementos Progreso, the Guatemalan side has to win big if it is to maintain any chance of reaching the CONCACAF Champions League’s knockout round. 

    The task is not impossible, but it is certainly a difficult challenge. For CONCACAF official notes about this game, click here

    Trailing first-place Toluca (3-0-0, 9 points) by six points in Group 6, Comunicaciones (1-0-1, 3 points) must defeat Caledonia (0-0-3, 0 points) by a sizable margin to make its October 23 encounter against the group leader meaningful. Entering Wednesday's game, Toluca holds a substantial lead in goal difference over Comunicaciones (+7 to +2).
     
    The Cremas will have to at least duplicate their 3-0 triumph at Caledonia on August 29 to position itself for an opportunity to reach the quarterfinals. Paolo Suarez struck for a hat-trick in that encounter, giving him eight career CCL goals (the other five were scored while as a member of Isidro Metapan).
     
    Comunicaciones, though, might be without talented midfielder Jose Manuel Contreras, who suffered a thigh injury in Saturday’s 1-0 domestic league win over Municipal.  The result lifted the 26-time Guatemalan champion into first place, two points ahead of the rival Rojos.

     
    Caledonia, which has been eliminated from quarterfinal contention, has opened its TT Pro League winless after two games.  A scoreless draw against Central FC on Saturday followed a 3-0 opening day loss to the North East Stars.  It has never won in seven all-time CCL outings.

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