Preview: Tauro and Motagua lock horns in SCL semifinals
Tauro FC players celebrate after drawing in the second leg of the Concacaf Scotiabank League League against Real Espana on August 9, 2018 at the Estadio Olimpico Metroplitano in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

PANAMA CITY, Panama – Two teams with dreams of returning to the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League, Tauro of Panama and Motagua of Honduras, will lock horns in the first leg of the 2018 Scotiabank Concacaf League semifinals on Thursday night at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City.

2018 SCCL quarterfinalists Tauro comes into the encounter on a high after eliminating Nicaraguan side Walter Ferretti 7-1 in the previous round.

Tauro packs a vicious one-two punch up top with Edwin Aguilar and Armando Polo, who each have three goals in the current SCL.

But a sturdy test awaits against a Motagua defense that has conceded just two goals in four matches in the 2018 SCL.

The Catracho outfit arrives into Thursday’s clash after eliminating Jamaica’s Portmore United 5-2 on aggregate in the quarterfinals and will look to dangerman Rubilio Castillo (3 goals) to lead the attack against the Canaleros.


Rommel Fernandez Stadium, Panamá City, Panama 

Thursday, September 20 , 2018 8:00 pm ET

R: Ivan Barton Cisneros SLV

AR1: Geovanny Garcia Lima SLV, AR2 Jonathan David Moran 4th Carlos González Iribarren (MEX)


Tauro vs Motagua SCL 2018 Game Notes