Posted on August 30, 2012
PANAMA CITY – Defender Waylon Francis could not have timed his first goal for Herediano on Thursday night.
That goal lifted the Costa Rican side to a 1-0 Group 2 win over Tauro in the CONCACAF Champions League and gave the team the group lead.
The win was the third consecutive for Herediano (2-0-0, six) in all competitions as the Central American team moved three points ahead of Real Salt Lake (1-1-0, three). Tauro (0-2-0, none) stayed in last place.
The Costa Ricans also recorded its third successive CCL win and for the second time in six road games. Tauro, which lost for the third straight time in CCL, had its five-game home winning streak snapped.
Francis, in his fourth season in the Costa Rican First Division, launched a 30-yard blast that went over the outstretched arm of goalkeeper while striking the underside of the crossbar for the lone goal of the match.
Neither team could create many dangerous chances on a field drenched by a rain that stopped before kickoff and then deluged the turf again during halftime and into the early moments of the second half.
Tauro’s best chance came in the 85th minute when it smashed a free kick off the cross bar in the 85th minute.
Herediano had an insurance goal by Yendick Ruiz in the 80th minute disallowed for offside.
Tauro will host RSL on Sept. 18, while Heredino wil host Tauro as week later.
Categories: Central America, Champions League, Costa Rica, Panama