CONCACAF Champions League Roundup, Mar. 10

Honduran club Marathon defeated Mexico’s UNAM Pumas 2-0 on

Wednesday in the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League


In the other quarterfinal first leg, Comunicaciones of

Guatemala secured a 1-1 home draw against Mexico’s Pachuca.

Marathon forward Walter Martinez scored a 17th minute

penalty, and Carlos Will Mejia also scored from the spot in the


Pumas, winners of three straight games in Mexico’s Clausura

tournament, rested five regulars starters ahead of their match

against league-leading Guadalajara Chivas this weekend.

In Guatemala City, Paul Aguilar gave Pachuca a 1-0 lead in

the opening minute before Comunicaciones’ Rolando Fonseca equalized

in the 72nd. A draw was an improvement for Pachuca, which has lost

its past two league matches by identical 3-0 scores.

In another quarterfinal first leg on Tuesday, Columbus Crew

was held 2-2 by Mexico’s Toluca. On Thursday, Mexico’s Cruz Azul

plays at Arabe Unido in Panama.