• Thursday Nov 28, 2013

    Isidro Metapan seals Salvadoran semifinal spot

    El Salvador's Isidro Metapan is one of only two teams to qualify for all six editions of the CONCACAF Champions.  Olimpia of Honduras has also accomplished the feat. (Photo courtesy of Isidro Metapan/wwwmsomosmetapn.com)

     

    AHUACHAPAN, EL SALVADOR – Isidro Metapan clinched a berth in Salvadoran Apertura semifinals with a 1-0 playoff win over Alianza on Wednesday at the Estadio Simeon Magaña.

    Johnathan Barrios was the hero on both ends of the field.  The defender struck in the first half and did a tremendous job in keeping the dangerous Alianza attack under wraps.

    The match was needed in order to decide the fourth seed after the sides completed the regular season even on 26 points.

    Metapan will now face Atlético Marte in a two-leg series for a place in final.

    Alianza came out aggressively as it looked to control the encounter with use of the long ball.  The Albos, though, were unable to crack the Caleros’ backline.

    In the 39th minute,  Barrios netted the game's only goal, finishing well off a cross from Panamanian Nicolas Muñoz.

    Garcia Maradiaga nearly leveled for Alianza in the 69th minute, but his shot hit the post.

    Metapan, which is one of only two teams to qualify for all six editions of the CONCACAF Champions League, and Atlético Marte will meet on Sunday in their semifinal opener.

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