Scotiabank CONCACAF League Game Notes: Alianza v Olimpia
Alianza players (pictured) celebrate after scoring against Platense in their Scotiabank CONCACAF League Round of 16, second-leg encounter on August 8, 2017, in San Salvador, El Salvador. (Photo: Salvador Melendez)
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ALIANZA F.C. C.D. OLIMPIA
2Games Played2
2Wins2
0Draws0
0Losses0
4Goals For3
2Goals Against0
Match Officials
Referee - Wilson Dakota (Bahamas)
AR1 - Joseph Bertrand (Trinidad and Tobago)
AR2 - Jean Marc Moreau (Haiti)
4th - Javier Santos (Puerto Rico)
Suspended
Alianza F.C.: Jonathan Jimenez
C.D. Olimpia: None
Single Caution
Alianza F.C.: Rudy Clavel, Juan Portillo
C.D. Olimpia: Ever Alvarado
Estadio Cuscatlán - San Salvador, El Salvador
August 17, 2017 - 10:00 pm ET (8:00 pm Local)

ALIANZA F.C.

  • Round of 16 Results v Platense: 2-1 away win (Rodolfo Zelaya 72‘; Juan Portillo 88‘); 2-1 home win (Rodolfo Zelaya 15’; Alexander Larin 31’)
  • Qualification Method: 2016 Apertura runner-up, non-champion with best aggregate record in 2016/17 season
  • Scotiabank CONCACAF League appearances (SCL): 1 (2017)
  • CONCACAF Club Titles: 1 (1967) ... prevailed over Netherlands Antilles’ Jong Colombia in CONCACAF Champions Cup final (1st leg: 1-2 loss, 2nd leg: 3-0 win, Replay: 5-3 win) ... first of three teams from El Salvador to win CONCACAF club crown (1976: Aguila, 1978: FAS)
  • Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL) appearances: 2 (2011/12, 2016/17)
  • Best SCCL Finish: Group Stage-1 (2016/17)
  • All-Time SCCL Record: W-1; D-2; L-3; GF-5; GA-6
  • Went winless in first five SCCL games, before earning 3-1 away win v Guatemala’s Antigua GFC on October 18, 2016 (Oscar Guerrero 42’, 51’, 61’) ... conceded one goal in each of six all-time SCCL games
  • Salvadoran league titles: 10 (1965/66, 1966/67, 1986/87, 1989/90, 1993/94, 1996/97, 2001 Apertura, 2004 Clausura, 2011 Clausura, 2015 Apertura) ... also won 1998 Copa Pilsener (Apertura) crown
  • 2017 Salvadoran Apertura (4th Place): W-1; D-2; L-0; GF-2; GA-1 ... Last match: (August 13, 2017) 1-1 home draw v Santa Tecla (Isaac Portillo 63’ ... Assist: Alexander Larin)
  • Eight players on El Salvador’s roster for 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup: Oscar Arroyo (goalkeeper); Alexander Larin, Ivan Mancia, Ruben Marroquin, Henry Romero (defenders); Oscar Ceren, Narciso Orellana (midfielders) and Rodolfo Zelaya (forward)
  • Rodolfo Zelaya, Forward (29): El Salvador’s all-time leading CONCACAF Gold Cup scorer (9 goals) ... only Salvadoran to score in three different CONCACAF Gold Cup editions (2011: 4; 2013: 4, 2017: 1)
  • Alexander Larin, Defender (25): scored two goals for El Salvador in CONCACAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup (1, 1-0 win at Curacao on September 4, 2015; 1 penalty, 1-3 home loss v Mexico on September 2, 2016) ... scored Alianza’s first-ever SCCL goal in 54th minute of 1-1 home draw v New York Red Bulls on August 16, 2016 

CLUB DEPORTIVO OLIMPIA

  • Round of 16 Results v Alajuelense: 2-0 home win (Carlo Costly 2’; Kevin Alvarez 25’); 1-0 away win (Roger Rojas 45’+1)
  • 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-1D-0L (2GF, 0GA) ... Last Apertura match: (August 13, 2017) 0-0 home draw v Vida ... Ever Alvarado & Oscar Salas have one goal each in 2017 Apertura
  • 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 CONCACAF Gold Cup editions for Honduras (2009, 2013, 2015)
  • Alexander Lopez, Midfielder (25): played 8 total 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)