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Early headers hold up for Olimpia against Comunicaciones
Argentina's Matías Garrido celebrates with his teammates of CD Olimpia after scoring against Comunicaciones FC of Guatemala in the first leg of the Scotiabank Concacaf League quarterfinals on September 26, 2019, at the Estadio Olimpico in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
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SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras A pair of early headers from Matias Garrido and Ever Alvarado held up for Honduran club Olimpia, who downed Comunicaciones of Guatemala 2-0 in the first leg of the 2019 Scotiabank Concacaf League quarterfinals on Thursday night at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula.

Olimpia enjoyed a dream start, as just 55 seconds into the match it was 1-0 to the hosts when a cross was deflected into the air and spun to a charging Garrido, who headed in past Comunicaciones GK Jose Calderon.

Olimpia kept their foot on the gas pedal and four minutes later in the 5’ they doubled the lead to 2-0 when Alvarado was left alone in the area to smack in a header.

Comunicaciones looked to regroup and cooked up a chance midway through the half, but Olimpia GK Harold Fonseca had other ideas and made a key stop to maintain the two-goal advantage.

From there, Fonseca and the Olimpia defense took over and nailed down the clean sheet victory to put themselves in a good position heading into next week’s second leg.

CD Olimpia vs Comunicaciones FC
CD Olimpia vs Comunicaciones FC | September 26, 2019
CD Olimpia vs Comunicaciones FC
CD Olimpia vs Comunicaciones FC | September 26, 2019
CD Olimpia vs Comunicaciones FC
CD Olimpia vs Comunicaciones FC | September 26, 2019
CD Olimpia vs Comunicaciones FC
CD Olimpia vs Comunicaciones FC | September 26, 2019
CD Olimpia vs Comunicaciones FC
CD Olimpia vs Comunicaciones FC | September 26, 2019
CD Olimpia vs Comunicaciones FC
CD Olimpia vs Comunicaciones FC | September 26, 2019
 
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