Alajuelense upsets San Francisco 1-0 to advanced to the quarterfinals

Alajuelense managed to prevail in their duel for the round of 16 of the 2020 Concacaf League, after beating San Francisco de Panama 1-0 and winning his ticket among the best eight of the contest. Real Estelí of Nicaragua awaits them in the quarterfinals, who eliminated Herediano in an amazing way .

Based on their names and a good game at times, the red and black played a game that in the first half was complex.

Both teams had good opportunities in that opening half, with a ball that spiked a few centimeters from the goal line defended by Eric Hughes. However, the intentions did not transcend attempts, and the scoreboard was not changed with the referee’s whistle indicating the break.

In the second half, the home team was quite different. Alex López and Bryan Ruiz were a constant danger on the right wing, and even the Ticos had an auspicious counterattack that came to nothing. However, when the clock showed 61 ‘, Jurguens Montenegro took a shot on goal but the score did not change.

Alajuelense has managed to overcome, although by very little, a team that is fourth in their local tournament.