• Tuesday May 16, 2017

    Herediano, Saprissa to meet for Costa Rican Verano crown

    Action from the Costa Rican Verano Quadrangular match between host Herediano and Limon (green jersey) on May 14, 2017, in Heredia, Costa Rica.

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Herediano topped Limon to finish atop the Costa Rican 2017 Verano Quadrangular and set-up a pair of meetings with regular-season champion Saprissa to determine which will take the title.

    CONCACAF.com looks back on Sunday’s results.

    2017 Costa Rican Verano Quadrangular
    Round Six
    May 14, 2017

    Herediano 5, Limon 0
    Randall Azofeifa 9’, 12’ pen, 65’ pen; Jairo Arrieta 29’, 85’

    - Herediano roared to a first-place finish in the Quadrangular with a 5-0 victory over Limon at the Estadio Eladio Rosabal Cordero
    - Randall Azofeifa (9’, 12’) scored two quick goals via a free kick and a penalty kick, before Jairo Arrieta (29’) made it 3-0 with a header to give the Florenses a 3-0 half-time lead.
    - Azofeifa (65’ pen) completed his hat trick by converting another penalty 20 minutes after the break, while Arrieta (85’) punctuated the scoreline with a left-footed shot late in the match.
    - Herediano is unbeaten in seven of its last eight games (5W-2D-1L).

    Saprissa 1, Santos 2
    Ulises Segura 21’ / Michael Barquero 55’; Leonardo Adams 75’

    - Santos finished the Quadrangular in second place thanks to a 2-1 win over host Saprissa at the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa.
    - Ulises Segura gave Saprissa a 1-0 lead in the 21st minute with a right-footed shot from distance.
    - Santos answered through a Michael Barquero penalty in the 55th minute and Leonardo Adams’ winner 20 minutes later.
    - Saprissa has two win in its last seven games (2W-3D-2L).

    Costa Rica – 2017 Verano Quadrangular Table

    Team  GP  W  D  L  GF  GA  P
    Herediano 6 3 2 1 11 5 11
    Santos 6 2 2 2 8 6 8
    Saprissa 6 2 2 2 11 12 8
    Limón 6 2 0 4 8 15


    First Leg: Wednesday – May 17, 2017
    Herediano v Saprissa

    Second Leg: Sunday – May 21, 2017
    Saprissa v Herediano

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