Action from the 2014 Nicaraguan Clausura final, second leg match between Diriangen and host Real Esteli (right) on May 17, 2014, at the Estadio Independencia. (Photo courtesy of Real Esteli)
ESTELI, Nicaragua – Real Esteli captured its eighth straight Nicaraguan title on Saturday, playing visiting Diriangen to a 0-0 draw at the Estadio Independencia in the second leg of the 2014 Clausura final to win the series 2-1 on aggregate.
“El Tren del Norte” set a new mark for most consecutive league titles by a Central American team, breaking the record it shared with El Salvador’s Hercules (1928-1934).
On its run to the championship, Esteli completed the season with an 18-match unbeaten streak (12-6-0), posting shutouts in six of its last 10 outings.
Esteli will also participate in the CONCACAF Champions League for a fifth time.