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High-flying Saprissa takes aim at Aguila
Costa Rica international Christian Bolanos and Deportivo Saprissa square-off to CD Aguila on the in the Scotiabank Concacaf League in the first leg of the Round of 16 on August 21, 2019, at the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Ayma in San Jose, Costa Rica. (Photo courtesy of Deportivo Saprissa)
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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica High-flying Deportivo Saprissa of Costa Rica takes its next step in the 2019 Scotiabank Concacaf League with a first leg Round of 16 date with Aguila of El Salvador on Wednesday night at the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Ayma in San Jose, Costa Rica.

The three-time Concacaf champion heads into the fixture in scorching hot form after posting a 6-2 aggregate win over the Belmopan Bandits of Belize in the Preliminary Round.

The name on everyone’s lips in Costa Rica is 17-year-old FW Manfred Ugalde, who showed why he is a rising star in Concacaf after scoring three of the Monstruo Morado’s six goals over the two legs against Bandits.

Now a new opportunity will be presented against an Aguila side making its second SCL appearance.

Two years ago, the Cuscatleco club edged Real Esteli of Nicaragua in a penalty shootout to advance to the quarterfinals before valiantly falling 2-1 on aggregate to Panama’s Arabe Unido in the quarterfinals.

Aguila is off to a strong start in El Salvador’s 2019 Clausura with a 4W-0D-1L record, led by FW Javier Lezacno, who scored one of Aguila’s two goals in its maiden SCL campaign in 2017.

 

Match Officials:

R: John David Gantar (CAN)
AR1: Micheal Andrew Barwegen (CAN) AR2: Chantal Renee Boudreau (CAN)
4th official: Pierre-Luc Lauziere (CAN)

Game Notes

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