GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala–The stage is set for a dramatic 90 minutes of football between Antigua GFC of Guatemala and Forge FC of Canada in the second leg of the 2019 Scotiabank Concacaf League Preliminary Round on Thursday night at the Estadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Last week, the two sides featured in one of the closest and most intense first leg contests in the 2019 SCL, with hosts Forge FC battling back from a goal down to claim a 2-1 win.
But on home soil Antigua GFC will fancy its chances of making a comeback against a Forge FC team that will be playing its first ever match in Central America.
Anllel Porras and Rafael Lezcano, who had five goals each in Guatemala’s 2019 Clausura, will be tasked with leading the way forward for the Chapines.
Meanwhile, Forge FC would like to carve out a new chapter in its young history with a positive result.
Experienced MF Kyle Bekker will be relied upon to provide the leadership in midfield to help Forge keep things under control.
- Note: The winner of this match will play against CD Olimpia in the Round of 16
Possible match scenarios
- Match #10- Antigua GFC vs. Forge FC (1-2)
- With a Forge FC victory or tie, Forge FC will advance to the Round of 16.
- With a 2-1 victory by Antigua GFC in Guatemala, the match will be declared a draw and the outcome will be decided by Penalty kicks.
- If Antigua GFC wins by a difference of 1+ goal, with the exception of a victory with a score of 2-1, 3-2, 4-3, 5-4, etc; Antigua GFC will advance to the next stage of the competition.
R: ENCARNACION SOLANO, RANDY ENCARNACION (Dominican Republic)
AR1: FELIZ, HELPYS RAYMUNDO (Dominican Republic)
AR2: CID RODRIGUEZ, WALTER ANTONIO (Dominican Republic)
4TH OFFICIAL: BARTON, IVAN (El Salvador)