Montes saves day for Motagua against Portmore United
Motagua┬┤s Rubilio Castillo is congratulated by his teammates after scoring the second goal against Portmore United in the first leg of the Scotiabak Concacaf at Estadio Nacional in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on August 23, 2018.
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TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Juan Pablo Montes scored the second of his two goals in the fifth minute of second half stoppage time to give Motagua a 3-2 victory over Portmore United in the first leg of their 2018 Scotiabank Concacaf League quarterfinal on Thursday night at the Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

 

The Honduran side was quick out of the gates thanks to Montes’s sixth minute strike that glanced off a Portmore United defender and in for a 1-0 lead.

 

 

6' Goooal Motagua! Montes unleashes from a distance to put the home side 1-0 ahead! #SCL2018

The hosts were hungry for more and Rubilio Castillo obliged, finishing a chance to make it 2-0 in the 24’ after his initial header had been saved.

24' Goal Motagua!!! Castillo makes the best after a cross in the box to give Motagua a 2-0 lead! #SCL2018

The Jamaicans mounted a second half charge and pulled level through goals from Ricardo Morris in the 67’ and Javon East in the 81’

67' GOAL Portmore United! The Jamaican side gets an away goal thanks to Ricardo Morris!
81' WHAT A GOAL by Portmore United! Javon East with a tidy finish ties the affair! 2-2 in Honduras! #SCL2018

However, Montes would have the last say as he soared to the back past and nodded home a header off a free kick to give Motagua the 3-2 win.

 

The two teams will meet again in the second leg next Thursday in Kingston, Jamaica.

95' GOOOAL Motagua! Montes scores a last-second winner to give Motagua the 3-2 lead!
FC Motagua v Portmore United FC
FC Motagua v Portmore United FC , August 23, 2018
FC Motagua v Portmore United FC
FC Motagua v Portmore United FC , August 23, 2018
FC Motagua v Portmore United FC
FC Motagua v Portmore United FC , August 23, 2018
FC Motagua v Portmore United FC
FC Motagua v Portmore United FC , August 23, 2018
FC Motagua v Portmore United FC
FC Motagua v Portmore United FC , August 23, 2018
FC Motagua v Portmore United FC
FC Motagua v Portmore United FC , August 23, 2018
FC Motagua v Portmore United FC
FC Motagua v Portmore United FC , August 23, 2018