Costa Rican club Saprissa ties Motagua to win CONCACAF League
It was as thrilling as any scoreless game you’ll ever see.
With a 0-0 draw against Motagua on Tuesday night in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Saprissa won the 2019 CONCACAF League title.
The Costa Rican club earned the title thanks to its 1-0 victory earlier this month in the first leg of the home-and-home championship.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a more intense scoreless match. Motagua had a goal disallowed for offside in the final minutes, while Saprissa came inches away from scoring several times on the counterattack.
In the end, no goal came — and that was just fine for Saprissa, which celebrated the title thanks to Johan Venegas’s tally in the 19th minute of the first leg in Tibás.
— Concacaf (@Concacaf) November 27, 2019
The 2019 CONCACAF League included 22 teams, 18 of which hailed from Central America.
Saprissa’s win marks the second title for a Costa Rican club in the tournament’s three years. Herediano won the CONCACAF League last year after Olimpia (Honduras) claimed the inaugural trophy in 2017.
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