TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Roger Rojas could not have picked a better time to get into the scoring groove.
On Sunday the Olimpia striker -- and current leading scorer of the 2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF League with five goals -- came off the bench and netted the Leones’ last goal in a 3-0 win over Real España in the 2017 Honduran Apertura.
After failing to capitalize on a golden opportunity in the first-half of Olimpia’s 1-0 loss to Santos de Guapiles in the SCL final, first leg last Thursday, Rojas was happy to return to the scoresheet in domestic play.
“We got three very valuable points against a direct rival because Real España was in a good position. It was necessary to get points,” said the 27-year-old, who has three goals in 10 games. “Thank God I scored in a ‘Clasico.’ I had that desire to score today because one goes out with that feeling when goals are missed. One always wants to give more.”
Rojas and Olimpia will face Santos in the second leg of the SCL final Thursday at the Estadio Nacional in San Jose, Costa Rica.