PANAMA CITY, Panama–Just two days after registering a 2-1 win over Motagua of Honduran in the first leg of the 2018 Scotiabank Concacaf League semifinals, Tauro of Panama notched another victory in domestic action with a 3-2 triumph against San Francisco.
It was another showcase of Tauro’s dazzling attacking talent, with Enrico Small leading the way. The young attacker scored a hat-trick, with two goals in the first eight minutes of play before tacking on the match-winning goal in the second half.
Following the match in the mixed zone, Small spoke with reporters about his hat trick and the upcoming SCL second leg against Motagua.
“I feel very happy and I have to keep working to be able to give more to the team,” said Small.
“We are working on the things that are coming and we hope that on Thursday we can get that win to make the final of the Concacaf League,” added Small.
Tauro has now found the back of the net in domestic action 15 times in just nine matches, while also scoring 11 goals in the SCL.
The victory also extends the winning streak of new Head Coach Saul Maldonado, who has three wins – two in the Panamanian League and one in the SCL – in his first three matches in charge of the Canalero club.
With the three points, Tauro improved to eighth in the Panamanian table, with a 2W-2D-4L record.
Tauro will return to Concacaf action on Thursday when it travels to Tegucigalpa, Honduras to face Motagua in the second leg of their SCL semifinal.