Motagua rallies past Tauro to punch SCL final ticket
Roberto Moreira (right) and Omar Elvir celebrate the Motagua┬┤s first goal against Tauro FC in the semifinals the second leg of the Scotiabank Concacaf League at Estadio Nacional in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on September 27, 2018.
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TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Motagua of Honduras will face Costa Rica’s Herediano in the 2018 Scotiabank Concacaf League final after earning a 3-2 win on aggregate over Tauro of Panama on Thursday night at the Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino in Tegucigalpa.

Staring at a 2-1 deficit at the start of the night, the Catracho club rallied with a 2-0 win thanks to a Roberto Moreira penalty conversion and a Kevin Lopez strike.

Buoyed by a raucous home crowd, Motagua came out strong and Javier Estupinan was inches away from scoring in the 37’ but his header sailed wide.

FC Motagua v Tauro FC

The home fans would not have to wait long though, as a foul in the area gave Motagua a penalty and Moreira coolly converted the spot kick in the 42’ to make it 1-0.

Motagua never took its foot off the pedal and in the 72’ Lopez pounced on a loose ball inside the area and ripped a right-footed shot into net for a 2-0 lead.

Tauro was unable to muster enough to find a goal to level the aggregate, making for a second straight SCL final between teams from Honduras and Costa Rica.

FC Motagua v Tauro FC
FC Motagua v Tauro FC, September 27,2018.
FC Motagua v Tauro FC
FC Motagua v Tauro FC, September 27,2018.
FC Motagua v Tauro FC
FC Motagua v Tauro FC, September 27,2018.
FC Motagua v Tauro FC
FC Motagua v Tauro FC, September 27,2018.
FC Motagua v Tauro FC
FC Motagua v Tauro FC, September 27,2018.
FC Motagua v Tauro FC
FC Motagua v Tauro FC, September 27,2018.
FC Motagua v Tauro FC
FC Motagua v Tauro FC, September 27,2018.
FC Motagua v Tauro FC
FC Motagua v Tauro FC, September 27,2018.