Scotiabank CONCACAF League Game Notes: Alajuelense v Olimpia
Action from the Scotiabank CONCACAF League Round of 16, first-leg match between Olimpia (white jersey) and visiting Alajuelense on August 3, 2017, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
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ALAJUELENSE OLIMPIA
1Games Played1
0Wins1
0Draws0
1Losses0
0Goals For2
2Goals Against0
Match Officials
Referee - Ismail Elfath (USA)
AR1 - Adam Wienckowski (USA) 
AR2 - Corey Parker (USA)
4th - Baldomero Toledo (USA) 
Suspended
Alajuelense: Patrick Pemberton
Olimpia: None
Single Caution
Alajuelense: None
Olimpia: None

Estadio Nacional – San Jose, Costa Rica 

August 10, 2017 – 10:00 pm ET (8:00 pm Local)

LIGA DEPORTIVA ALAJUELENSE

  • Rounds of 16 Results v Olimpia: 0-2 away loss
  • Qualification Method: non-champion with best aggregate record in 2016/17 season
  • Scotiabank CONCACAF League appearances (SCL): 1 (2017)
  • CONCACAF Club Titles: Champions Cup-2 (1986, 2004) ... 1986 final: 4-2 aggregate victory v Transvaal; 2004 final: 5-1 aggregate victory v Saprissa
  • Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL) appearances: 5 (2008/09, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15)
  • Best SCCL Finish: Semifinals-2 (2013/14, 2014/15)
  • All-Time SCCL Record: W-13; D-6; L-9; GF-34; GA-31
  • Costa Rica league titles: 29 (1928, 1939, 1941, 1945, 1949, 1950, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1991, 1992, 1995/96, 1996/97, 1999/00, 2000/01, 2001/02, 2002/03, 2004/05, 2010 Invierno, 2011 Verano, 2011 Invierno, 2012 Invierno, 2013 Invierno)
  • 2017 Costa Rican Invierno (5th Place): W-1; D-1; L-0; GF-5; GA-2 ... Last match: (August 6, 2017) 2-2 home draw v Santos de Guapiles (Jose Luis Cordero 7’; Jonathan McDonald 77’) ... Cordero & McDonald have both scored in each of opening two matches
  • Kenner Gutierrez, Defender (28): one career SCCL goal (1-1 away draw v Chorrillo FC on Sept. 25, 2014)
  • Jose Salvatierra, Defender (27): appeared in four matches for Costa Rica at 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
  • Pablo Antonio Gabas, Midfielder (35): four career SCCL goals, including two in 2014/15 semifinal, second- leg win v Montreal Impact (4-2)
  • Jonathan McDonald, Forward (29): five career SCCL goals, including three in knockout round play 

CLUB DEPORTIVO OLIMPIA

  • Round of 16 Results v Alajuelense: 2-0 home win (Carlo Costly 2’; Kevin Alvarez 25’)
  • Qualification Method: non-finalist with best aggregate record in 2016/17 season
  • Scotiabank CONCACAF League appearances (SCL): 1 (2017)
  • CONCACAF club titles: Champions Cup-2 (1972, 1988)
  • Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL) appearances: 9 ... only team to play in every SCCL
  • Best SCCL finish: Quarterfinals-2 (2010/11, 2014/15)
  • SCCL record: W-18; D-8; L-14; GF-65; GA-45 ... fifth-most points of any team in SCCL history (62), trailing only Mexican powers Cruz Azul (106), Santos (95), Monterrey (87) and Pachuca (64)
  • Top SCCL scorer: Roger Rojas (8 goals ... 2010/11: 6; 2011/12: 2)
  • Honduran league titles: 30 (1966/67, 1967/68, 1969/70, 1971/72, 1977/78, 1982/83, 1984/85, 1986/87, 1987/88, 1989/90, 1992/93, 1995/96, 1996/97, 1998/99, 2000 Apertura, 2002 Apertura, 2004 Clausura, 2005 Clausura, 2005 Apertura, 2006 Clausura, 2008 Clausura, 2009 Clausura, 2010 Clausura, 2011 Apertura, 2012 Clausura, 2012 Apertura, 2013 Clausura, 2014 Clausura, 2015 Clausura, 2016 Clausura)
  • 2017 Honduran Apertura (1st place): 2W-0D-0L (2GF, 0GA) ... Last Apertura match: (August 6, 2017) 1-0 away win Honduras Progreso (Ever Alvarado 3’)
  • Donis Escober, Goalkeeper (36): played in at least one game in each of Olimpia’s nine SCCL appearances ... played in 12 games for Honduras over three editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup (2009, 2013, 2015)
  • Johnny Palacios, Defender (30): competed in six SCCL editions for Olimpia ... played in three editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup for Honduras (2009, 2013, 2015)
  • Alexander Lopez, Midfielder (25): played 8 games for Honduras in 2 CONCACAF Gold Cups (2013, 2017) ... competed in three matches in 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup ... played in three matches at 2012 Olympic Games
  • Carlo Costly, Forward (35): scored three career SCCL goals ... scored one goal in three matches for Honduras in 2014 FIFA World Cup (1-2 loss v Ecuador) 
  • Carlos Will Mejia, Midfielder (33): competed in 9 SCCL editions (6 goals ... 4, Marathon; 2, Olimpia )

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