Universitario wraps up rout of Diriangen to reach CONCACAF League quarters

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  • Wed, 08/08/2018 - 20:06
Club Unión Deportivo Universitario
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Panamanian club Union Deportivo Universitario has advanced to the quarter-finals of the 2018 League with a 7-1 win on aggregate over Nicaragua's Diriangen.

Universitario, which had a commanding lead after winning the teams' Aug. 1 first leg 4-0 in Heredia, Costa Rica, recorded a 3-1 victory Tuesday night at Agustin Sanchez Stadium in La Chorrera, Panama.

Oscar Villarreal stretched Universitario's advantage to 6-0 on aggregate with goals in the fourth and 29th minutes: the first on a powerful blast well out of goalkeeper Brando Mayorga's reach and the second on a blunder by the Diriangen net minder.

Sergio Moreno scored the third goal of the night for the home side in the 77th minute after receiving a slide-rule pass from Josiel Nuñez, while Erlyng Ruiz finally got the Nicaraguan club on the board with a goal four minutes before second-half stoppage time.

Next up for Universitario in the quarter-finals will be either Salvadoran club Santa Tecla or Costa Rica's Herediano. Herediano has a 1-0 lead heading into the teams' second-leg match Wednesday night at Cuscatlan Stadium in San Salvador.

The 2018 CONCACAF League is a regional club competition, with the winners qualifying for the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League.

CONCACAF is the soccer confederation of North America, Central America and the Caribbean.


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