SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras– All the ingredients are in place for a Concacaf classic when Marathon of Honduras hosts Guatemala’s Comunicaciones in the second leg of their 2019 Scotiabank Concacaf League Preliminary Round series on Thursday night at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
Comunicaciones rebounded from an early one-goal deficit to earn a 2-1 victory in the first leg last week in Guatemala on the strength of two second half goals.
The Chapines will require a similar resolve in Thursday’s second leg in front of Marathon’s boisterous home fans.
With the likes of renowned dangermen Carlo Costly and Mario Martinez, the Catracho club will fancy its chances of securing a victory that would seal its passage to the quarterfinals.
However, Comunicaciones boasts plenty of veteran experience themselves with Mexican attacker Agustin Herrera, MF Jose Contreras and Panamanian GK Jose Calderon.
Those cool heads will be necessary over the course of what will be 90 hotly contested minutes in San Pedro Sula.
- Match #12- CD Marathon vs. Comunicaciones FC (1-2)
- With a Comunicaciones victory or tie, Comunicaciones will advance to the Round of 16.
- With a 2-1 victory by CD Marathon in Honduras, the match will be declared a draw and the outcome will be decided by Penalty kicks.
- If CD Marathon wins by a difference of 1+ goal, with the exception of a victory with a score of 2-1, 3-2, 4-3, 5-4, etc; Marathon will advance to the next stage of the competition
- Note: The winner of this match will play against CD Guastatoya in the Round of 16
R: CORNEJO MELENDEZ, ISMAEL ALEXANDER (El Salvador)
AR1: GARCIA LIMA, GEOVANY (El Salvador)
AR2: BERMUDEZ CABALLERO, DOUGLAS ALEXANDER (El Salvador)
4TH OFFICIAL: HERRERA BONILLA, JAIME ALFREDO (El Salvador)