• Monday Oct 17, 2016

    SCCL Game Notes: Antigua GFC v Alianza

    Action from the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League match between Antigua GFC and host Alianza (white jersey) on August 23, 2016, in San Salvador, El Salvador. (Photo: Mexsport)

    For official CONCACAF Game Notes for this game, click here.

    Antigua GFC
    Alianza FC
    Games Played
    Goals For
    Goals Against
    Referee - Gianni ASCANI (TCA)
    AR1 - Garnet PAGE (JAM)
    AR2 - Keytzel CORRALES (NCA)
    4th - Kevin MORRISON (JAM)
    Suspended - Fabian Castillo (Antigua), Alexander Larin (Alianza)
    Estadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores – Guatemala City, Guatemala

    Game Notes

    Antigua GFC
    2016/17 SCCL Results: 0-3 away loss v New York Red Bulls; 1-1 away draw v Alianza (Mauro Portillo 75’); 0-0 home draw v New York Red Bulls
    Qualification Method: Champion, 2015 Guatemalan Apertura
    SCCL Appearances: 1-2016/17
    CONCACAF Club Titles: none
    Best SCCL Finish: first-ever SCCL appearance
    All-Time SCCL … Record: W-0; D-2; L-1; GF-1; GA-4 / Home Record: W-0; D-1; L-0; GF-0; GA-0
    Eliminated from quarterfinal contention with 0-0 draw v New York Red Bulls in Week 5 … Can still finish in second place in group with victory over Alianza… would finish third with a draw because of inferior goal difference (-3 to -1)
    Defeated Guastatoya in the 2015 Guatemalan Apertura final (agg: 3-2) ... Alejandro Diaz (49’) scored the lone goal in a 2-1 series-opening loss, while Oscar Isaula (19’) and Edger Chinchilla (74’) netted one apiece in the 2-0 second-leg win
    With 2015 Apertura title –first in club history --Antigua GFC became the sixth different team from Guatemala to earn a SCCL berth
    Forward Agustin Herrera has 5 career SCCL goals (4 with Santos, 1 with Comunicaciones) … Forward Nelson Enrique Miranda has 2 career SCCL goals (1 with Heredia, 1 with Comunicaciones) … Midfielder Kendel Herrarte appeared in 4 SCCL tournaments with Comunicaciones
    2016 Guatemalan Apertura Record (4th place): W-8; D-0; L-6; GF-24; GA-20 … Last outing (Oct. 12, 2016): 4-2 away win v Suchitepequez (Agustin Herrera 4’, 74’; Alejandro Galindo 47’; Manfred Russell 71’)
    Thru games played Oct. 15, Herrera is top scorer in 2016 Apertura (11 goals)
    Alianza FC
    2016/17 SCCL Results: 1-1 home draw v New York Red Bulls (Alexander Larin 54’); 1-1 home draw v Antigua GFC (Oscar Guerrero 58’); 0-1 loss v New York Red Bulls
    Qualification Method: Champion, 2015 Salvadoran Apertura
    SCCL Appearances: 2-2011/12, 2015/16
    CONCACAF Club Titles: 1 (1-CONCACAF Champions Cup: 1967)
    Best SCCL Finish: Preliminary round-1 (2011/12)
    All-Time SCCL Record: W-0; D-2; L-3; GF-2; GA-5 / Away Record: W-0; D-0; L-2; GF-0; GA-2
    Eliminated from quarterfinal contention with away loss v New York Red Bulls in Week 4 … Can finish 2nd in group with win or draw v Antigua because of superior goal difference (-1 to -3)
    Opening 1-1 home draw v New York Red Bulls was club’s 1st point earned in its SCCL history … Alex Larin’s free-kick strike was club’s 1st SCCL goal
    Have conceded all 3 goals in 70th minute or later … took 1-0 leads in first 2 games
    3 goals conceded in 2016/17 SCCL is fewest among any team already eliminated from group contention
    Conceded exactly 1 goal in each of first 5 all-time SCCL matches … scored 1 goal or fewer in 5 all-time SCCL games (shutout 3 times)
    Defeated FAS 1-0 in the 2015 Salvadoran Apertura final on Ramon Martinez’s goal at 57’
    Finished 3rd in 2015 Salvadoran Apertura regular season table ... Record: W-10; D-8; L-4; GF-39; GA-27
    Winner of 11 Salvadoran league titles, including 5 since the beginning of the Apertura/Clausura split-season format implemented at the end of the 1990s
    2016 Salvadoran Apertura record (7th place): W-6; D-4; L-5; GF-29; GF-20 ... Last outing (Oct. 16, 2016): 3-2 away win v Chalatenango (Juan Carlos Portillo 8’; Christopher Ramirez 20’; Danny Torres 65’ pen)
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