Tegucigalpa, 28 August Olimpia, led by Argentina’s Pedro Troglio, beat Universidad Pedagogica 2-0 at home this Sunday to maintain their unbeaten record and lead of the Honduran Apertura tournament at the end of Round 6.
Michael Chirinos and Edwin Rodríguez gave second-half victory to an Olimpia side that looked lackluster in the first episode of the game at Tegucigalpa’s José de la Paz Herrera National Stadium but did better in the second.
Motagua, the last champions with Argentina’s Hernán Medina on the bench, won a long-suffering 1-0 away win against Olancho, who have been promoted to the first division in the current tournament.
In the first half, the match umpire annulled a goal against Olancho over a disputed advanced position.
The home side dominated several stages of the game, but it wasn’t exactly as they reached the Motagua quarter, who improved in the second half and won with a goal from Eddie Hernández, taking advantage of a rival’s mistake in the big quarter.
In a local classic, Real España, helmed by Argentina’s Héctor Vargas, beat Marathón led by Uruguay’s Manuel Keosseián 2-0 in the final game of the day.
Kevin Álvarez and Jhow Benavidez sealed Real España’s first-half win over a marathon who suffered three losses in six games and added two wins and a draw.
On Saturday, with Uruguayan Fernando Araújo at home, Victoria defeated Real Sociedad 1-0, who slip further into last place with three points from six games.
On Friday, Vida, led by Portugal’s Fernando Mira, defeated Honduras Progreso, led by Colombian John Jairo López, 1-0.