The four semifinalists and the two best-ranked losing quarterfinalists have secured a spot in the 2020 edition of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League
Miami (Friday, October 4, 2019) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today confirmed the matchups and schedule for the semifinals of the 2019 Scotiabank Concacaf League. The fourth round of the competition will take place the last two weeks of October.
Quarterfinal action culminated on Thursday night in Central America, with CD Olimpia (HON) and Alianza FC (SLV) joining FC Motagua (HON) and Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) in the semifinals.
The semifinal pairings are as follows:
Matchup #1: FC Motagua (HON) vs Alianza FC (SLV)
Matchup #2: Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) vs CD Olimpia (HON)
As per the competition regulations, Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) and FC Motagua (HON) have earned the right to host the return leg semifinals, as they accumulated the most points through the round of 16 and quarterfinal matches. The first leg semifinals are scheduled to take place October 24, followed by the second leg semifinals on October 31. The home-and-away finals will take place November 5-7 and 26-28. The complete schedule can be found here and below.
The semifinal home matches of Honduran clubs CD Olimpia and FC Motagua will continue to be played behind closed doors, at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The decision is aimed at guaranteeing the safety of the participating clubs, officials and fans.
Fans will be able to follow all the action through the Confederation’s partner networks, including TUDN (United States), Yahoo Sports (United States), Fox Sports Latin America (Mexico & Central America), ESPN (Central America), TSN (Canada), Flow Sports (Caribbean) and other local partners. For other territories, the tournament is available on Concacaf GO (subject to territory restrictions).
As announced earlier this year, in addition to qualifying its champion to the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League, the 2019 Scotiabank Concacaf League now qualifies an additional five clubs (runner-up, two losing semifinalists and two best-ranked losing quarterfinalists). The six clubs who have secured their participation in next year’s edition of the region’s premier tournament for clubs are (in alphabetical order per country): Deportivo Saprissa (CRC), AD San Carlos (CRC), Comunicaciones FC (GUA), CD Olimpia (HON), FC Motagua (HON), and Alianza FC (SLV). The complete list of qualified clubs, including the North American representatives, can be found here.
2019 Scotiabank Concacaf League Standings – Quarterfinals
1. Deportivo Saprissa (9 pts, +3)
2. FC Motagua (8 pts, +3)
3. CD Olimpia (7 pts, +4)
4. AD San Carlos (7 pts, -1)
5. Alianza FC (6 pts, +2)
6. Comunicaciones FC (5 pts, -1)
7. Waterhouse FC (5 pts, -2)
8. CA Independiente (4 pts, -1)
2019 Scotiabank Concacaf League Schedule - Semifinals
*Eastern Time (local time) and home team listed first
Thursday, October 24, 2019
20:00 (18:00) CD Olimpia (HON) vs Deportivo Saprissa (CRC)
22:00 (20:00) Alianza FC (SLV) vs FC Motagua (HON)
Thursday, October 31, 2019
20:00 (18:00) FC Motagua (HON) vs Alianza FC (SLV)
22:00 (20:00) Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) vs CD Olimpia (HON)