Scotiabank CONCACAF League Game Notes: Olimpia v Alianza
Action from the Scotiabank CONCACAF League quarterfinal, first leg between host Alianza (white jersey) and Olimpia on August 17, 2017, in San Salvador, El Salvador. (Photo: Salvador Melendez)
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OLIMPIA ALIANZA
3Games Played3
2Wins3
0Draws0
1Losses0
3Goals For5
1Goals Against3
Match Officials
Referee -Luis Enrique Santander (Mexico) 
AR1 - Pablo Hernandez (Mexico) 
AR2 - Andres Hernandez (Mexico) 
4th -Oscar Macias (Mexico) 
Suspended
Olimpia: none
Alianza: none
Single Caution
Olimpia:Ever Alvarado, Luis Garrido, Andres Quejada
Alianza: Rudy Clavel, Narciso Orellana, Marvin Monterrosa, Juan Portillo 

Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino – Tegucigalpa, Honduras 

August 24, 2017 – 10:00 p.m. ET 

OLIMPIA

  • Round of 16 Results v Alajuelense (agg: 3-0): 2-0 home win (Carlo Costly 2’; Kevin Alvarez 25’); 1-0 away win (Roger Rojas 45’+1) ... Quarterfinal Results v Alianza: 0-1 away loss

  • Qualification Method: non-finalist with best aggregate record in 2016/17 season

  • Scotiabank CONCACAF League appearances (SCL): 1 (2017)

  • CONCACAF club titles: Champions Cup-2 (1972, 1988)

  • Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL) appearances: 9 ... Best SCCL finish: Quarterfinals-2 (2010/11, 2014/15) ... SCCL record: W-18; D-8; L-14; GF-65; GA-45 ... only team to play in every SCCL edition ... fifth-most points of any team in SCCL history (62), trailing only Mexican powers Cruz Azul (106), Santos (95), Monterrey (87) and Pachuca (64) ... Club’s top SCCL scorer: Roger Rojas-8 goals (2010/11: 6; 2011/12: 2) ... Rojas (53’) scored in 2010/11 SCCL quarterfinal, second leg v Saprissa (1-2 home loss)

  • Honduran league titles: 30 (1966/67, 1967/68, 1969/70, 1971/72, 1977/78, 1982/83, 1984/85, 1986/87, 1987/88, 1989/90, 1992/93, 1995/96, 1996/97, 1998/99, 2000 Apertura, 2002 Apertura, 2004 Clausura, 2005 Clausura, 2005 Apertura, 2006 Clausura, 2008 Clausura, 2009 Clausura, 2010 Clausura, 2011 Apertura, 2012 Clausura, 2012 Apertura, 2013 Clausura, 2014 Clausura, 2015 Clausura, 2016 Clausura)

  • 2017 Honduran Apertura (1st place): 2W-1D-0L (2GF, 0GA) ... Last Apertura match: (August 13, 2017) 0-0 home draw v Vida ... Ever Alvarado & Oscar Salas have one goal each in 2017 Apertura ... only team in 10- team league to not concede a goal

  • Donis Escober, Goalkeeper (36): played in at least one game in each of Olimpia’s nine SCCL appearances ... played in 12 games for Honduras over three editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup (2009, 2013, 2015)

  • Johnny Palacios, Defender (30): competed in six SCCL editions for Olimpia ... played in three CONCACAF Gold Cup editions for Honduras (2009, 2013, 2015)

  • Alexander Lopez, Midfielder (25): played 8 total games for Honduras in 2 CONCACAF Gold Cups (2013, 2017) ... competed in three matches in 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup ... played in three matches at 2012 Olympic Games

  • Carlo Costly, Forward (35): scored three career SCCL goals ... scored one goal in three matches for Honduras in 2014 FIFA World Cup (1-2 loss v Ecuador) 

ALIANZA

  • Round of 16 Results v Platense (agg: 4-2): 2-1 away win (Rodolfo Zelaya 72‘; Juan Portillo 88‘); 2-1 home win (Rodolfo Zelaya 15’; Alexander Larin 31’) ... Quarterfinal Results v Olimpia: 1-0 home win (Rodolfo Zelaya 51’)

  • Qualification Method: 2016 Apertura runner-up, non-champion with best aggregate record in 2016/17 season

  • Scotiabank CONCACAF League appearances (SCL): 1 (2017)

  • CONCACAF Club Titles: 1 (1967) ... prevailed over Netherlands Antilles’ Jong Colombia in CONCACAF Champions Cup final (1st leg: 1-2 loss, 2nd leg: 3-0 win, Replay: 5-3 win) ... first of three teams from El Salvador to win CONCACAF club crown (1976: Aguila, 1978: FAS)

  • Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL) appearances: 2 (2011/12, 2016/17) ... Best SCCL Finish: Group Stage-1 (2016/17) ... All-Time SCCL Record: W-1; D-2; L-3; GF-5; GA-6

  • Went winless in first five SCCL games, before earning 3-1 away win v Guatemala’s Antigua GFC on October 18, 2016 (Oscar Guerrero 42’, 51’, 61’) ... conceded one goal in each of six all-time SCCL games

  • Salvadoran league titles: 10 (1965/66, 1966/67, 1986/87, 1989/90, 1993/94, 1996/97, 2001 Apertura, 2004 Clausura, 2011 Clausura, 2015 Apertura) ... also won 1998 Copa Pilsener (Apertura) crown

  • 2017 Salvadoran Apertura (2nd Place): W-2; D-2; L-0; GF-7; GA-4 ... Last match: (August 20, 2017) 5-3 home win v Isidro Metapan (Herbert Sosa 10’; Oscar Ceren 15’, 17’; Ricardo Guevara 28’; Luis Hinestroza 71’)

  • Eight players on El Salvador’s roster for 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup: Oscar Arroyo (goalkeeper); Alexander Larin, Ivan Mancia, Ruben Marroquin, Henry Romero (defenders); Oscar Ceren, Narciso Orellana (midfielders) and Rodolfo Zelaya (forward)

  • Rodolfo Zelaya, Forward (29): El Salvador’s all-time leading CONCACAF Gold Cup scorer (9 goals) ... only Salvadoran to score in three different CONCACAF Gold Cup editions (2011: 4; 2013: 4, 2017: 1)

  • Alexander Larin, Defender (25): scored two goals for El Salvador in CONCACAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup (1, 1-0 win at Curacao on September 4, 2015; 1 penalty, 1-3 home loss v Mexico on September 2, 2016) ... scored Alianza’s first-ever SCCL goal in 54th minute of 1-1 home draw v New York Red Bulls on August 16, 2016 

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