• Friday May 19, 2017

    Honduras Progreso, Motagua to meet Honduran final opener Saturday

    Action from the Honduran Clausura match between host Honduras Progreso (white jersey) and Motagua on March 4, 2017 in El Progreso, Honduras.

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – The 2017 Honduran Clausura final kicks off Saturday night with Honduras Progreso hosting Motagua at the Estadio Humberto Micheletti.

    CONCACAF.com takes a look at the matchup.

    REGULAR SEASON RECORDS:
    #4 Honduras Progreso (9W-4D-5L; 28GF, 26GA) v #2 Motagua (9W-7D-2L; 35GF, 21GA) 

    HOW THEY GOT HERE:

    • Honduras Progreso earned a place in the final by first prevailing over Marathon in a Play-In series on the strength of having a better regular-season record after a 1-1 aggregate draw (1st Leg: 0-1 away loss, 2nd Leg: 1-0 home win). Then, in the semifinals, Honduras overcame Olimpia, 6-4 on aggregate (1st Leg: 4-2 home win, 2nd Leg: 2-2 away draw).
    • Motagua’s path to the final was more straightforward as it topped Real España in the semifinals, 4-3 on aggregate (1st Leg: 2-1 away win, 2nd Leg: 2-2 home draw).

    2017 CLAUSURA -- HEAD-TO-HEAD:

    15.011.17: Motagua 3, Honduras Progreso 1
    Carlos Discua 1’; Felix Crisanto 4’ pen; Santiago Vergara 27’ / Frelys Lopez 88’

    04.03.17: Honduras Progreso 2, Motagua 2
    Carlos Sanchez 14’; Franklin Morales 36’ / Erick Andino 10’; Fleix Crisanto 87’

    FACTS: 

    • Honduras Progreso is unbeaten in 12 of its last 14 games (9W-3D-2L).
    • Honduras is unbeaten in its last seven home games (5-2-0), including three straight wins.
    • Motagua is unbeaten in its last 12 games (7-5-0).
    • Seven of Motagua’s last 12 games have ended in a draw.
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