Scotiabank CONCACAF League Game Notes: Real Esteli v Aguila
Action from the Scotiabank CONCACAF League Round of 16, first-leg match between host Aguila and Real Esteli (white jersey) on August2, 2017, in San Salvador, El Salvador. (Photo: Salvador Melendez)
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REAL ESTELI F.C. C.D. AGUILA
1Games Played1
0Wins1
0Draws0
1Losses0
0Goals For1
1Goals Against0
Match Officials
Referee - Daneon Parchment (Jamaica)
AR1 - Ricardo Ake (Belize)
AR2 - Nicholas Anderson (Jamiaca)
4th - Kevin Morrison (Jamaica)
Suspended
Real Esteli F.C.: None
C.D. Aguila: None 
Single Caution
Real Esteli F.C: Manuel Rosas (1)
C.D. Aguila: James Cabezas, Marvin Ramos (1)
Estadio Independencia - Esteli, Nicaragua
August 8, 2017 - 8:00 pm ET (6:00 pm Local)

REAL ESTELI F.C.

  • Round of 16 Results v Aguila: 0-1 away loss
  • Qualification Method: 2016 Apertura champion and 2017 Clausura champion
  • Scotiabank CONCACAF League appearances (SCL): 1 (2017)
  • CONCACAF Club Titles: none
  • Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL) appearances: 6 (2008/09, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2016/17)
  • Best SCCL Finish: Group Stage-4 (2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2016/17)
  • All-Time SCCL Record: W-0; D-7; L-13; GF-9; GA-30
  • 16 of 20 all-time SCCL games decided by one goal or fewer ... on September 18, 2012, was a minute away from earning a famous victory over Mexican power Tigres, when an equalizer by Jorge Jonathan Espericueta canceled out Juan Barrera’s 53rd minute strike in 1-1 draw
  • Nicaragua league titles: 15 (1991, 1998/99, 2002/03, 2003 Apertura, 2004 Clausura, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2015/16, 2016/17)
  • 2017 Nicaraguan Apertura (1st Place): W-2; D-0; L-0; GF-8; GA-1 ... Last match: (August 5, 2017) 3-1 home win v Real Madriz (Ricardo Bocanegra 21’; Ariagner Smith 23’; Franklin Lopez 91’) ... 2017 Apertura scorers: Franklin Lopez, Gaston Pagano (2); Ricardo Bocanegra, Carlos Chavarria, Ariagner Smith, Gregorio Torres (1)
  • Carlos Chavarria, Winger (23): scored Nicaragua’s first and only CONCACAF Gold Cup goal (six total games) in the 48th minute of a 2-1 loss to Panama ... joint-top scorer with Raul Leguias on three goals each in Nicaragua’s qualifying campaign for the 2018 FIFA World Cup
  • Manuel Rosas, Defender (33): played in four editions of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL) for Real Esteli (18 games/1 goal) ... lone SCCL goal via the penalty spot (45’+1) in 2-1 loss v Toronto FC ... played in two of Nicaragua’s three games at 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
  • Luis Fernando Copete, Defender (28): started all three of Nicaragua’s games in 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup ... scored two goals in Nicaragua’s CONCACAF qualifying campaign for 2018 FIFA World Cup (2 in 5-0 home win v Anguilla) ... competed for Real Esteli in 2016/17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League and Walter Ferretti in the 2015/16 edition 

C.D. AGUILA

  • Round of 16 Results v Real Esteli: 1-0 home win (Victor Garcia 89’)
  • Qualification Method: non-champion with 2nd best aggregate record in 2016/17 season
  • Scotiabank CONCACAF League appearances (SCL): 1 (2017)
  • CONCACAF club titles: 1 (1976) ... defeated Suriname’s Robinhood in final (agg: 8-3)
  • Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL) appearances: 1 (2012/13)
  • Best SCCL Finish: Group Stage-1 (2012/13)
  • SCCL all-time record: W-0; D-0; L-4; GF-1; GA-17
  • Yaikel Perez (37’) scored Aguila’s only SCCL goal in 1-5 away loss v Toronto FC on August 1, 2012
  • Salvadoran league titles: 15 (1959, 1960/61, 1963/64, 1964, 1967/68, 1972, 1975/76, 1976/77, 1983, 1987/88, 1999 Apertura, 2000 Apertura, 2001 Clausura, 2006 Clausura, 2012 Clausura)
  • 2017 Salvadoran Apertura: (9th Place): W-0; D-1; L-1; GF-3; GA-4 ... Last match: (August 5, 2017) 2-3 away loss v Chalatenango (Javier Lezcano 44’; James Cabezas 60’) ... Lezcano own-goal (90’) broke 2-2 tie ... Lezcano has scored in 2 straight 2017 Apertura games
  • Benji Villalobos, Goalkeeper (29): played only 76 minutes in 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup after suffering left- knee injury in El Salvador’s opener against Mexico (1-3 loss) ... appeared in three games for Aguila in 2012/13 SCCL
  • Victor Garcia, Midfielder (22): was on El Salvador’s roster for 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, but did not see any action ... earned his first cap for El Salvador in a 2-2 draw with Honduras on May 28, 2017
  • Edwin Sanchez, Midfielder (27): competed in two SCCL editions (2011/12: Isidro Metapan; 2012/13: FAS) ... appeared in one game at 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup (substitute in 0-2 quarterfinal loss v USA) 

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