SCL finalists register clean sheets in domestic action
Action of the first leg of the Scotiabank Concacaf League final between CS Herediano and FC Motagua at the Estadio Eladio Rosabal Cordero on October 25, 2018.

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Ahead of their 2018 Scotiabank Concacaf League final second leg, Herediano of Costa Rica and Motagua of Honduras were in action in their respective domestic leagues with each registering a clean sheet.

Herediano put a stop to its four-match losing streak in the Costa Rican Apertura with an excellent defensive performance in a 0-0 draw at Carmelita on Sunday.

Interim boss Jafet Soto went with a rotated line-up, resting his top players for Thursday’s SCL encounter, and saw his team earn a hard-fought point away from home to lift their record to 8W-5D-6L, 29 points and a fifth-place position in the table.

Motagua continued its rise in the Honduran Apertura with a 1-0 victory on Monday, its third win in a row in domestic play.

The hosts had a few chances to open the scoring but were unable to convert until Javier Estupinan slotted in a right-footed shot in the 57’ to deliver the three points to Motagua.

The Aguilas are now unbeaten in their last seven domestic encounters (4W-3D) and boast an overall record of 9W-4D-3L and 31 points, sitting in second-place in the Honduran table.