Costa Rica eliminated from CONCACAF Champions League with Herediano loss
A Costa Rican club will not lift the CONCACAF Champions League trophy this year.
Club Sport Herediano’s 4-0 defeat to Atlanta United F.C. on Thursday night secured a 5-3 aggregate win for the Major League Soccer side.
Coupled with Tuesday’s elimination of Saprissa, the result means neither Costa Rican club in the 16-team tournament advanced to the quarterfinal round.
It took Atlanta United less than a minute to open scoring Thursday when Josef Martinez fired home a loose cross. The Venezuelan completed his brace in the 63rd minute to put Atlanta ahead on the night, 3-0, and also in command of the aggregate score.
Watch all goals from Atlanta United vs. Herediano below:
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