HEREDIA, Costa Rica – For the second consecutive season, Nicaraguan side Walter Ferretti has reached the quarterfinal stage of the Scotiabank CONCACAF League after edging Martinique’s Club Franciscain in a penalty shootout on Wednesday night at the Estadio Eladio Rosabal Cordero in Heredia, Costa Rica.
A 1-0 win in regulation for Walter Ferretti resulted in a 1-1 draw on aggregate, sending the two teams to a penalty shootout, where Walter Ferretti bested the Caribbean side, 4-1.
After having two previous efforts strike the crossbar, Walter Ferretti finally broke through and netted the goal to equalize the tie at 1-1 in the 79th minute when Jeffrey Chavez took advantage of an error and scored for the Nicaraguans.
Matters had to be settled from the penalty spot, and the Pinoleros were flawless by converting all four shots, while GK Denis Espinoza also chipped in with a save to give Walter Ferretti the 4-1 shootout win.
Walter Ferretti will meet the winner of the Tauro-Real Espana series in the quarterfinals.
Penalty kicks (4-1)
(Danilo Zúniga (Ö )
Jorick Ephestion (x) poste
Erwin Aguirre (Ö )
Christof Jougon (X ) salvado por Espinoza
Denis Espinoza (Ö )
Franciano Etinof (Ö )
Michael Montiel (Ö )