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.