Philadelphia midfielder Andrés Perea shone with a brace in the victory that his team gave the Albos, in the Round of 16 of the CONCACAF – CONCACAF Champions League 2023. The goals of the match for the hosts were scored by Damion Lowe (45′ 1T), Daniel Gazdag (16′ 2T, penalty) and Andrés Perea (35′ 2T and 38′ 2T).
The best player of the match was Andrés Perea. The Philadelphia Union midfielder scored 2 goals, made 9 assists and looked twice for the opposite goal.
Damion Lowe also played a key role. The Philadelphia Union defender had a good level by scoring 1 goal.
The match was cut short due to the number of fouls committed by both teams. There were 3 warned: Alexis Montes, Julián Carranza and Jack McGlynn. Alexis Montes was sent off after receiving his second yellow card in the 40th minute of the first half.
Philadelphia manager Jim Curtin suggested a 4-4-2 formation with Joseph Bendik in goal; Nathan Harriel, Jakob Glesnes, Damion Lowe and Kai Wagner on the defensive line; Alejandro Bedoya, José Martínez, Daniel Gazdag and Jack McGlynn in the middle; and Joaquín Torres and Julián Carranza in attack.
For their part, Eduardo Lara’s team entered the field with a 4-4-2 pattern with Mario González under the three sticks; William Canales, Henry Romero, Iván Mancia and Alexis Montes in defence; Elías Rivas, Narciso Orellana, Isaac Portillo and Óscar Rodríguez in midfield; and Michell Mercado and Rodolfo Zelaya up front.
Referee Bryan López Castellanos was in charge of supervising the game at Talen Energy Stadium.
Philadelphia eliminated the Albos in the Round of 16 of CONCACAF – CONCACAF Champions League 2023 and reached the quarter-finals.
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