Preview: Stage set for dramatic second leg between Motagua and Tauro
Tauro FC´s Enrico Small ( # 11 ) and FC Motagua goalkeeper Jonathan Rougier during the first leg match of the 2018 semifinals of the Concacaf Scotiabank League at Rommel Fernandez Stadium on September 20, 2018.

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras –The 2018 Scotiabank Concacaf League semifinals resume action on Thursday night with what should be a dramatic second leg clash between hosts Motagua and visiting Tauro of Panama at the Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

With Tauro leading 2-1 on aggregate, both teams will certainly like their chances to advance to the final.

Tauro’s high-octane attack has poured in 11 goals in the SCL, with veteran striker Edwin Aguilar leading the way with five goals, including a brace in the first leg.

The Canalero’s club performances away from home in the tournament have been equally as impressive, with a 4-0 win over Nicaragua’s Walter Ferretti (QF) and a 1-1 against Real Espana of Honduras in San Pedro Sula (Rd. of 16). Suffice to say, playing in front of a hostile crowd in Honduras is nothing new for the Toros.

Motagua come into the encounter bolstered by the late away goal scored in the first leg, meaning a 1-0 victory would be enough to stamp a ticket to the final.

The Catracho outfit has certainly flexed is scoring muscles in its two home matches in the SCL, recording a 2-0 victory over the Belmopan Bandits in the Round of 16 and a 3-2 win versus Portmore United in the quarterfinals.

Motagua’s defense also has plenty of reason to shout, considering it has registered three clean sheets thus far in the tournament.

FC Motagua vs Tauro FC, Game Notes:

FC Motagua vs Tauro FC, Game Notes: