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.