Game Notes: Plaza Amador v Olimpia
Plaza Amador goalkeeper Eric Hughes (top) rises high to catch a cross during a Scotiabank CONCACAF League match against host Walter Ferretti on August 17, 2017, in Esteli, Nicaragua. (Photo: Emir Alfaro)
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PLAZA AMADOR OLIMPIA
1Wins18
1Draws8
2Losses14
3Goals For65
6Goals Against45

Match Officials

REFEREE: Armando Villarreal (USA)
AR1: Frank Anderson (USA)
AR2: Eduardo Mariscal(USA)
4TH: DaneonParchment (Jamaica)

Suspended

PLZ: Sergio Ortega
OLI: Luis Garrido, Kevin Alvarez

Single Caution​​​​​​​

PLZ:Edgar Aparicio, Humberto Gomez, Jose Murillo, AmethRamirez, Ernesto Sinclair
OLI: Ever Alvarado, Carlo Costly, Alexander Lopez, Andres Quejada, Jose Tobias

Plaza Amador v Olimpia
Estadio Rommel Fernandez –Panama City, Panama
September 14, 2017 –10:00 p.m. ET

PLAZA AMADOR

• Round of 16 v PortmoreUnited (agg: 1-1, 5:4 pens):0-1 away loss; 1-0 home win (Valentin Pimentel 75’) … Quarterfinals v Walter Ferretti (agg: 2-1): 0-0 away draw; 2-1 home win (Jose Murillo 1‘; Ernesto Sinclair 55‘)

• Qualification Method: 2016 AperturaRunner-up, finalist with 2nd best aggregate record

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

• CONCACAF Club Titles: none

• Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL) appearances: 1 (2016/17) … Best SCCL Finish: Group Stage-1 (2016/17) … All-Time SCCL Record: W-1; D-1; L-2; GF-3; GA-6… Results: 1-1 home draw v Herediano(Sergio Ortega 12’); 1-3 away loss v Tigres(Humberto Ward 22’); 0-2 away loss v Herediano; 1-0 home win v Tigres(RicauterBarsallo37’)

• Panama league titles: 6 (1988, 1990, 1992, 2002, 2005, 2016 Clausura)

• 2017 Panamanian Apertura: (1st Place, ahead of ArabeUnidoon goals scored, 14-13): W-5; D-4; L-0; GF-14; GA-6 … Last match: (September 9, 2017) 1-1 home draw v San Francisco (Jose Murillo 49’) … conceded one goal or fewer in last 13 Panamanian league games … Jose Murillo: league-high five Aperturagoals

• Conceded only 18 total goals during 2016/17 regular seasons (2016 Apertura: 8; 2017 Clausura: 10)

• Valentin Pimentel, Midfielder (26): after making five appearances in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup for Panama, made one in the 2017 edition … played for Colombia’s La Equidadin 2016

• Sergio Ortega, Defender (27): played every minute of Plaza’s four matches in 2016/17 SCCL … scored Plaza Amador’s first-ever SCCL goal in 12th minute of 1-1 home draw v Heredianoon August 4, 2016

• Ernesto Sinclair, Forward (28): 24th minute goal in 1-0 win v ChorrilloFC in 2016 Panamanian Clausurafinal earned Plaza Amador its first-ever SCCL berth

OLIMPIA

• Round of 16 v Alajuelense(agg: 3-0):2-0 home win (Carlo Costly 2’; Kevin Alvarez 25’); 1-0 away win (Roger Rojas 45’+1) … Quarterfinal v Alianza(agg: 3-2):0-1 away loss; 3-1 home win (Roger Rojas 2‘; Carlo Costly55‘, 90'+5)

• 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 in SCCL history (62), trailing only Mexican powers Cruz Azul (106), Santos (95), Monterrey (87) and Pachuca (64)

• 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(3rd place): 2W-2D-1L (3GF, 3GA) … Last Aperturamatch: (September 9, 2017) 1-1 away draw v Motagua(Carlo Costly 2’) … Ever Alvarado, Carlo Costly & Oscar Salas have one goal each in 2017 Apertura

• 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 … scored one goal (7’) in Honduras’ 2-1 win at Trinidad & Tobago in 2018 World Cup Qualifying on September 1, 2017

• Roger Rojas, Forward (27): club’s all-time leading SCCL scorer with 8 goals (2010/11: 6; 2011/12: 2)

• DonisEscober, Goalkeeper (36): played in at least one game in each of Olimpia’snine 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) … appeared as a substitute in Honduras’ 2018 World Cup Qualifying matches away v Trinidad & Tobago (Sept. 1, 2017) & home v USA (Sept. 5, 2017)

• 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) … appeared as a substitute in Honduras’ 2018 World Cup Qualifying matches away v Trinidad & Tobago (Sept. 1, 2017) & home v USA (Sept. 5, 2017)

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