The third date of the 2018 Apertura tournament of the Panamanian Football League (LPF) will begin tomorrow Friday with the "derbi del oeste" between the San Francisco FC and the Independent Athletic Club (CAI).
“Los Monjes”, led by Colombian Andrés Domínguez, will arrive to this date with a perfect stride, with six points in two games, and aim to maintain the undefeated streak at the expense of the defending champion of Panamanian football.
CAI now without star striker José Fajardo, who emigrated on loan to UAE football, will have the task of adding three points to climb in the standings, which for the moment are in seventh place.
The Santa Gema, the other leader of the tournament after two dates, will start Saturday soccer against Sporting San Miguelito, always dangerous team.
The academics have been reinforced with the additions of the World Cup champion Luis Ovalle and former national team player Rolando Escobar, who is third in the ranking.
The closure of weekend soccer will be in the hands of Alianza F.C. against Plaza Amador.
Both teams are urged of triumph, to take a second wind towards the top of the leaderboard. Alianza and Plaza are ninth and fifth, respectively.
The closing of the date will be given on Sunday, with a spectacular
double match in the Rommel Fernández, something unseen since 2005 in
professional Panamanian soccer.
The first game of soccer’s "2 for 1" will be between the Unión Deportivo Universitario Sports Club and Árabe Unido of Colón.
The Universitario team, directed by Colombian Óscar Upegui, who comes from entering the quarterfinals in the Concacaf League, and will try to use that push to win that first game against Colón, who come from Jamaica, also with the pass to the second round in Concacaf, but possibly with an alternate team for the clash.
The Costa del Este, eighth and directed by the Venezuelan Ángel Sanchez, want to add their first triumph in the first division against Tauro F.C., of the Spaniard Juan Carlos Garcia, who also comes from competing in the Concacaf League and are sixth in the standings.