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GAME NOTES

Alajuelense (Costa Rica) v Arabe Unido (Panama)

Quarterfinals, 1st Leg

Alajuela, Costa Rica – Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto Scotiabank

Monday – March 10, 2014

(First-ever CCL meeting)

Won Group 4 to advance to quarterfinals (Alajuelense, 9 points; Club America, 6; Sporting San Miguelito, 3)

Group 4 record: GP – 4; W – 3; D – 0; L – 1; GF – 4, GA – 1

• Group 4 results: 1-0 away loss v Sporting San Miguelito; 1-0 home win v Club America (Goal: Alvaro Sanchez 83’ pen); 2-0 home win v Sporting San Miguelito (Goals: Jerry Palacios 62’, Alejandro Alpizar 76’); 1-0 away win v Club America (Goal: Jerry Palacios 55’)

Alajuelense

CCL appearances (4): 2008-09, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14

Best CCL finish: making first CCL quarterfinal appearance

All-Time CCL record: GP – 16; W – 9; D – 2; L – 5; GF – 18; GA – 17

All-Time CCL home record: GP – 8; W – 6; D – 2; L – 0; GF – 10; GA – 3

CONCACAF Champions Cup champion (2): 1986, 2004

Conceded 1 goal or less in 6 of last 7 CCL games

Unbeaten in 9 of last 12 CCL games (8 wins, 1 draw, 3 losses)

Scored 1 goal or less in 13 of 16 all-time CCL games…scored more than two only once…has never been shutout at home

Posted shutouts in 6 of 8 all-time CCL home games, including last 3

All-Time leading CCL scorer: Jonathan McDonald, Allen Guevara (3 goals each)

Won Group 1 to advance to quarterfinals (Arabe Unido, 9 points; Houston Dynamo, 7; DIRECTV W Connection, 1)

Group 1 record: GP – 4; W – 3; D – 0; L – 1; GF – 7; GA – 3

• Group 1 results: 3-1 home win v W Connection (Goals: Humberto Ward 21’, 33’; Jose Gonzalez 54’); 2-1 away loss v Houston Dynamo (Goal: Abdiel Arroyo 7’ pen); 2-0 away win v W Connection (Goals: Luis Fraiz 28’, Abdiel Arroyo 60’); 1-0 home win v Houston Dynamo (Goal: Jose Gonzalez 61’)

Arabe Unido

CCL appearances (3): 2009-10, 2010-11, 2013-14

Best CCL finish: Quarterfinals (2010-11)…eliminated by Mexico’s Cruz Azul, 4-0 on aggregate

All-Time CCL record: GP – 20; W – 8; D – 1; L – 11; GF – 26; GA – 32

All-Time CCL away record: GP – 10; W – 2; D – 0; L – 8; GF – 7; GA – 19

Lost 7 straight CCL away games before beating W Connection in last road outing

Scored more than 1 goal in a CCL away match for the first time in win over W Connection (shutout 4 times)

Conceded 2 goals or more in 7 of 10 all-time CCL away games

Won last 2 CCL games, but has never posted three straight victories

All-Time leading CCL scorer: Orlando Rodriguez (8 goals)

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