Both teams shared the points in the match for the round of 16 5 of the CONCACAF tournament – CONCACAF Champions League 2022. The goals of the match for the local team were scored by Christian Bolaños (47′ 1T, from a penalty and 29′ 2T). While the away goals were made by Washington Corozo (27′ 1T) and Juan Dinenno (25′ 2T).
The teams were in pardas, because both Pumas UNAM and Dep. Saprissa hit a shot at the post. The players Juan Dinenno and Christian Bolaños were left wanting to shout their goal.
The figure of the meeting was Christian Bolaños. The Dep. Saprissa midfielder stood out against Pumas UNAM as he scored 2 goals, made 18 correct passes and kicked 3 times on goal.
Another of the key players at the Ricardo Saprissa stadium was Washington Corozo. The Pumas UNAM striker converted 1 goal, kicked 2 times on goal against Dep. Saprissa and made 6 correct passes.
It was a game with many fouls and numerous interruptions. There were 2 cautioned: Sebastián Saucedo and Nicolás Freire.
Saprissa’s coach, Iñaki Alonso, arranged a 5-4-1 formation on the field with Aarón Cruz in goal; Gerald Taylor, Kevin Espinoza, Mariano Torres, Aubrey David and Ryan Bolaños on the defensive line; Jimmy Marín, Christian Bolaños, David Guzmán and Marvin Angulo in the middle; and Darixon Back on the attack.
For their part, those led by Andrés Lillini stood with a 4-3-3 strategy with Alfredo Talavera under the three sticks; Alan Mozo, Arturo Ortíz, Nicolás Freire and Efraín Velarde in defense; Leonel López, Ricardo Galindo and Cristian Battocchio in midfield; and Sebastián Saucedo, Juan Dinenno and Washington Corozo up front.
The referee appointed for the match was Ismael Cornejo Meléndez.
With this result in the first leg of CONCACAF – CONCACAF Champions League 2022 between Saprissa and Universitarios, the key was left open. The series will be defined next Thursday, February 24.
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