Herediano fends off Arabe Unido challenge to reach SCL final
Photo: Arabe Unido captain Jose Gonzalez looks for the possession against Herediano┬┤s Yendric Ruiz during the semifinals second leg match of the Concacaf Scotiabank League at Rommel Fernandez Stadium in Panama City, on September 27, 2018.
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PANAMA CITY, Panama – Herediano has advanced to the final of the 2018 Scotiabank Concacaf League with a 2-1 victory on aggregate over Arabe Unido following the semifinal second leg on Thursday night at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City, Panama.

Arabe Unido emerged victorious in the second leg thanks to Alexis Palacios’s first half goal, but Herediano’s 2-0 win was enough to allow the Costa Rican side to punch its ticket to the final.

The Panamanian club enjoyed a strong start and its high-pressing bore fruit when an error from the Herediano defense allowed Alexis Palacios to swoop in and smack a header into net in the 19’ to give the hosts a 1-0 lead.

But Herediano was able to regroup well in the second half, using solid defending and good goalkeeping to see things out and earn itself a trip to the club’s first ever Concacaf final.

Arabe Unido v CS Herediano
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano, September 27, 2018.
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano, September 27, 2018.
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano, September 27, 2018.
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano, September 27, 2018.
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano, September 27, 2018.
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano, September 27, 2018.
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano, September 27, 2018.
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano, September 27, 2018.
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano, September 27, 2018.
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano, September 27, 2018.
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano, September 27, 2018.
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano, September 27, 2018.
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano, September 27, 2018.
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano, September 27, 2018.
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano, September 27, 2018.
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano, September 27, 2018.
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano
Arabe Unido v CS Herediano, September 27, 2018.