Panama City, Aug 23 – Venezuelan coach Francisco Perlo and his Tauro qualified this Tuesday for the quarterfinals of the Concacaf League by drawing 1-1 at home with Sporting San Miguelito, of Brazilian Felipe Borowsky .
Those of Perlo asserted the rent of 0-1 that they got eight days ago from the payments of Sporting.
Tauro generated the first danger opportunity in minute 2 with a mid-range shot by Rolando Botello that Adolfo Machado, on the goal line, deflected.
The duel became a dispute locked in the middle of the field.
Taurus fell back and played on the counterattack, a clear provision that the need to win with a difference of two goals or more was his rival’s.
Sporting San Miguelito’s luck seemed to begin to change in the 32nd minute with a drop from the right by Kevin Galván, who connected with Tomás Rodríguez.
From there came a filtered pass to Edson Samms, who finished off the goal, but in his trajectory the ball hit Tauro defender Gerardo Negrete and went to the bottom of the goal for 0-1.
In the second half Tauro pressed, took over the spaces against a rival who was handcuffed again, and left everything the same in the 78th minute with a header from Irving Gudiño, after a breakaway down the flank by Hilberto Peralt.
With the tie, the locals dedicated themselves to taking care of the 2-1 advantage on aggregate.
In the quarterfinals Tauro will face the best of the series between the Dominicans from Cibao and the Hondurans from Motagua.
– Data sheet:
1. Taurus: Eric Hughes, Jorge Gutiérrez, Gustavo Chará, Irving Gudiño, Gerardo Negrete; Richard Rodríguez (m.46, Víctor Medina), Rolando Botello (m.68, Sergio Cunningham), Miguel Camargo (m.86, Jean Carlos Vargas), Jhonnathan García; Ernesto Sinclair (m.68, Hilberto Peralta) and Ronaldo Córdoba.
Trainer: Francisco Perlo
1. Sporting San Miguelito: Jorginho Frias; Kevin Galván, Adolfo Machado, Eric Vásquez (m.81, Nicolás Muñoz), Luis Zúñiga (m.77, Alexi Corpas); Pedro Jeanine (m.80, Chamir Dupuy, Juan Gómez, Edson Samms, Dwann Oliveira (m.77, Edgar Aparicio); Tomás Rodríguez and Jorlián Sánchez (m.69, Michael Cazasola).
Coach: Philip Borowsky
Goals: 0-1, m.32: Gerardo Negrete, own goal. 1-1, m.78: Irving Gudiño.
Referee: Steffon Dewar (Jamaica). He admonished Eric Vasquez, Luis Zúñiga and Pedro Jeanine from Sporting San Miguelito and the bullfighters Ronaldo Córdoba and Jorge Gutiérrez.
Incidents: Second leg of the round of 16 of the Concacaf League played at the Universitario stadium, located 167 kilometers from the Panamanian capital.
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