Jhow Benavidez (c) of Real Spain disputes the ball against Sergio Peña (d) of Vida today, during a game of the National League of Honduras, at the Morazan stadium in San Pedro Sula (Honduras). EFE / José Valle
Tegucigalpa, Nov 9 (EFE) .- Real Spain, led by the Mexican Raúl “Potro” Gutiérrez, beat Vida, by Portuguese Fernando Mira, 2-1 on Tuesday and took the lead in the Honduran Apertura tournament at the end of the two regular rounds, on date 18.
Vida could not maintain the leadership that it occupied throughout the tournament, in which it only lost two games, against Motagua and Real España, which with “Potro” Gutiérrez on the bench came from less to more showing a lot of dedication and a good football.
Despite the defeat and being relegated to second place, Vida, with Real España, won the right to the semifinal that they will play with the two who leave the Olimpia-Marathón and Motagua-Universidad keys, which were the clubs that they made it to the second round.
Olimpia, the last champion, whose helmsman is Argentine Pedro Troglio, beat Platense 4-1, which closed in last place with six points, resulting in one win, three draws and fourteen defeats.
With the victory and a better average of goals, Olimpia, which is seeking the fourth championship in a row with Troglio, closed in the third box, beating Motagua, which today defeated Honduras Progreso 3-2.
Motagua, who for eight years has been directed by the Argentine-Honduran Diego Vázquez and for several days was the closest guard that Vida had, closing the second round he lost a game and tied another, which Real Spain and Olimpia took advantage of to get over it.
Diego Vázquez’s team finished in fourth place with 35 points and Honduras Progreso in eighth, with 15.
The Marathón, of the Uruguayan Martín García, beat Real Sociedad 3-0 on the road.
The result left Marathon in sixth place with 27 points, while Real Sociedad in seventh with 16.
Victoria beat the Pedagogical University 1-0, which with the defeat did not move from the fifth box with 27 integers, while its rival stayed in the ninth with fourteen.
The League has not yet reported on when the Olympia-Marathón and Motagua-Pedagogical University key games will begin.