The Motagua Football Club He showed why Honduras is a soccer champion this Sunday. In matchday 4 of the 2022-2023 season opener, the Blues came from behind after ten and sixty minutes to defeat Marathon 4-1. National League.
The Eagles flew in front of their fans and put on a good game against a team from San Pedro de San Pedro who once again made a fool of themselves in the capital city of Tegucigalpa.
Thanks for the win, leaders Hernán Medina added 8 points and is already second in the standings, behind leader Olimpia with 12 points.
On the other hand, Marathon reaped its second straight defeat and remains in debt at the Classics. Manuel Giosian dropped to fifth place with 6 points.
Two minutes later, central defender Carlos Melendez was unable to win in the small area, but Jonathan Rougier, who returned to the starting line-up, managed to survive the round. That was the warning for the defender’s bad afternoon.
After 15 minutes there was a controversy in the meeting. Clayvin Zuniga scored Carlos Melendez was fouled by a defender outside the area, but referee Oscar Moncada decided to award a penalty and send off the local central defender.
Argentina striker Lucas Campana took advantage of the gift to square off Rougier in the 17th minute to earn the maximum penalty.
The Sampedranos had everything to win with one more man on the scoreboard, but it was the opposite and they made fools of themselves.
However, despite being down in numbers, the Blues managed and proved the reason why they are the reigning champions of Honduran football with great caste.
With 43 minutes gone, central defenders Brian Molina and Alans Vargas played the ball poorly, Ivan Lopez started to enter the area from the middle of the field and sent the ball into the back of the net with a left-footed shot.
Party in Part II
Hernan Medina and Manuel Giosian both moved the board early in the second half: Eddy Hernandez came on for Roberto Moreira and Odin Ramos came on for Greens for Isaac Castillo.
At the beginning of the filling, the locals returned the score and went to criminal means. A clear hand from Tamin Ramirez and Diego Rodriguez made it a goal on 47 minutes.
Marathon seemed to be one less man, and Motagua one more. Playing in their gray uniforms today, the Blues turned it around in a mighty way.
On 66 minutes, the defender Alan Vargas scored an own goal after getting Marcelo Santos’ cross down the right wing.
The Eagles continued to dance to Purslane and Eddie Hernandez, who played in the 90th minute, took charge to establish the final at 4-1.
A Concacaf League match against Cibao Fútbol Club from the Dominican Republic on Wednesday gives Motagua huge confidence.
For its part, Marathon will be measured against Vida for the fifth day in the National League.
Modagua: Jonathan Rougier; Denil Maldonado, Carlos Melendez, Marcelo Santos, Wesley Degas; Hector Castellanos (Walter Martinez), Juan Angel Delgado (Juan Delgado), Jonathan Nunez, Diego Rodriguez (Jesse Moncada); Ivan Lopez and Roberto Moreira (Eddie Hernandez)
Marathon: Rafa Garcia; Felix Crisanto, Alans Vargas, Brian Molina, Javier Arriaga (Jose Aguilera); Sergio Pena, Isaac Castillo, Tamin Ramirez, Juan Vieira (Cesar Guillen); Clayvin Zúiga (Denilson Núñez) and Lucas Campana (Bayron Rodríguez).