Aguilar brace paces Tauro past Motagua
Photo: Tauro´s Edwin Aguilar (right) scored two goals in the win against FC Motagua in the first leg of the Scotiabank Concacaf League semifinals on September 20, 2018, at the Rommel Fernández Stadium in Panama City, Panama.
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PANAMA CITY, Panama A brace from Edwin Aguilar helped Tauro of Panama to a 2-1 victory over Honduran side Motagua in the first leg of the 2018 Scotiabank Concacaf League semifinals on Thursday night at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City.

 

Tauro enjoyed a dream start in the 11’ when Aguilar was able to pounce on a rebound of a blocked Jesus Gonzalez shot and fired in to power the Panamanians to a 1-0 lead.

Motagua looked to answer early in the second half, but a fantastic individual move from Enrico Small drew a foul in the Motagua area and earned a penalty for the hosts.

 

Aguilar stepped up and calmly stroked home the spot kick in the 55’ to make it 2-0 to Tauro.

But the Hondurans never threw in the towel, and in the 84’ Juan Pablo Montes smacked in a header to earn Motagua a precious away goal, setting the stage for a dramatic second leg next week in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Tauro FC v FC Motagua
Tauro FC v FC Motagua, September 20, 2018
Tauro FC v FC Motagua
Tauro FC v FC Motagua, September 20, 2018
Tauro FC v FC Motagua
Tauro FC v FC Motagua, September 20, 2018
Tauro FC v FC Motagua
Tauro FC v FC Motagua, September 20, 2018
Tauro FC v FC Motagua
Tauro FC v FC Motagua, September 20, 2018
Tauro FC v FC Motagua
Tauro FC v FC Motagua, September 20, 2018
Tauro FC v FC Motagua
Tauro FC v FC Motagua, September 20, 2018
Tauro FC v FC Motagua
Tauro FC v FC Motagua, September 20, 2018
Tauro FC v FC Motagua
Tauro FC v FC Motagua, September 20, 2018
Tauro FC v FC Motagua
Tauro FC v FC Motagua, September 20, 2018