CCL - 2020 - Leg 1 - MTL vs Olimpia

Montreal Impact vs. CD Olimpia | Concacaf Champions League Preview

2020 Concacaf Champions League — Quarterfinals, Leg 1
Montreal Impact vs. CD Olimpia
Stade Olimpique — Montreal
March 10 — 8:00 PM ET

TV: FS1, TUDN, TSN1, RDS
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The Montreal Impact resume play in the Concacaf Champions League, hosting CD Olimpia in the first leg of the quarterfinals Tuesday night at Stade Olympique.

On the strength of away goals by Orji Okwonkwo and Romell Quioto inside the opening 22 minutes of the first leg, the Impact advanced out of the Round of 16 following a 0-0 draw with Deportivo Saprissa in the second leg at home. 

CD Olimpia stunned the Seattle Sounders, rallying from a two-goal home deficit to tie the first leg. They then recovered from a goal down in the second half to level late through Carlos Pineda and advanced on penalty kicks at CenturyLink Field in the Round of 16's second leg.

This is the second time the teams have met in the CCL. They were drawn into the same group in 2008-09, with the Impact winning 2-1 in Honduras before the teams drew 1-1 in Montreal. The Impact advanced to the quarterfinals where they lost to eventual champions Atlante.

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Rudy Camacho (D) - knee injury
    • OUT: Lassi Lappalainen (M) - leg injury
    • OUT: Jukka Raitala (D) - fibula injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Bojan (F) - leg injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Jorge Corrales (D), Joel Waterman (D), Shamit Shome (M)
  • International duty:  None
Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jorge Alvarez (M) - knee surgery
    • OUT: Ever Alvarez (D) - ACL injury
    • OUT: Harold Fonseca (GK) - undisclosed injury
  • Suspended: Yustin Arboleda (F)
  • Suspended after next caution:  Jonathan Paz (D), Germán Mejía (D), Carlos Pineda (M), Jerry Bengtson (F)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup

  • This is the third all-time meeting between CD Olimpia and the Montreal Impact. The Impact won, 2-1, in Honduras and the teams tied 1-1 in Montreal during the 2008-09 group stage.
  • Concacaf Champions League history: Olimpia - 10 appearances (2018, 2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11, 2009-10, 2008-09): 18 wins, 13 losses, 13 ties (70 goals) … Montreal Impact - 3 appearances (2014/15, 2013/14, 2008/09): 11 wins, 6 losses, 9 ties (36 goals)

Officials

  • Referee: Adonai Escobedo
  • Assistant Referees: William Arrieta, Jose Martinez
  • 4th Official: Luis Enrique Santander
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