2008–09 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage

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The CONCACAF Champions League 2008–09 Group Stage took place between 16 September 2008 and 26 November 2008.

Tie-breaking criteria[edit]

If two teams are tied on points, the following tie-breaking criteria shall be applied, in order, to determine the ranking of teams:[1]

  1. Greater number of points earned in matches between the teams concerned
  2. Greater goal difference in matches between the teams concerned
  3. Greater number of goals scored away from home in matches between the teams concerned
  4. Reapply first three criteria if two or more teams are still tied
  5. Greater goal difference in all group matches
  6. Greater number of goals scored in group matches
  7. Greater number of goals scored away in all group matches
  8. Drawing of lots

Groups[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that progressed to the knock-out stage

All times local

Group A[edit]

Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Honduras Marathón 6 4 1 1 12 5 +7 13
Mexico Cruz Azul 6 3 1 2 8 4 +4 10
Costa Rica Saprissa 6 3 1 2 7 9 −2 10
United States D.C. United 6 0 1 5 4 13 −9 1
  • Cruz Azul is ranked ahead of Saprissa based on head-to-head record, which is the first tiebreaker.[1]

2008-09-16
20:00 EDT (UTC-4)
D.C. United United States 0 – 2 Costa Rica Saprissa
(Report) Centeno Goal 32'
Arrieta Goal 52'
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 6,105
Referee: Marco Rodríguez (Mexico)
2008-09-17
20:00 CST (UTC-6)
Marathón Honduras 2 – 0 Mexico Cruz Azul
Mejía Goal 33'
Beata Goal 55'
(Report)

2008-09-23
21:00 CDT (UTC-5)
Cruz Azul Mexico 4 – 0 Costa Rica Saprissa
Sabah Goal 23'
Torrado Goal 54'
Zeballos Goal 60'
Riveros Goal 67'
(Report)
Estadio Azul, Mexico City
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Terry Vaughn (United States)
2008-09-24
20:00 CST (UTC-6)
Marathón Honduras 2 – 0 United States D.C. United
Núñez Goal 65'
Norales Goal 82'
(Report)

2008-09-30
20:00 CST (UTC-6)
Saprissa Costa Rica 2 – 1 Honduras Marathón
Borges Goal 68'
Alpízar Goal 86'
(Report) Núñez Goal 50' (pen.)
2008-10-01
20:00 EDT (UTC-4)
D.C. United United States 0 – 1 Mexico Cruz Azul
(Report) Zeballos Goal 56'
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 7,214
Referee: Paul Ward (Canada)

2008-10-07
19:00 CDT (UTC-5)
Cruz Azul Mexico 1 – 1 Honduras Marathón
Orozco Goal 14' (Report) Norales Goal 87'
Estadio Azul, Mexico City
Attendance: 4,926
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)
2008-10-09
20:00 CST (UTC-6)
Saprissa Costa Rica 2 – 2 United States D.C. United
Elizondo Goal 82' Goal 86' (Report) Doe Goal 6'
Dyachenko Goal 90+2'

2008-10-21
21:00 CDT (UTC-5)
Cruz Azul Mexico 2 – 0 United States D.C. United
Vigneri Goal 36'
Zeballos Goal 88'
(Report)
Estadio Azul, Mexico City
Attendance: 4,265
Referee: Roberto Moreno (Panama)

2008-10-29
20:00 EDT (UTC-4)
D.C. United United States 2 – 4 Honduras Marathón
Doe Goal 10'
Janicki Goal 61'
(Report) Martínez Goal 31'
Berríos Goal 46'
Núñez Goal 53'
Chávez Goal 68'
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 7,156
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)
2008-10-29
18:00 CST (UTC-6)
Saprissa Costa Rica 1 – 0 Mexico Cruz Azul
Alpízar Goal 60' (Report)

2008-11-05[1]
19:00 CST (UTC-6)
Marathón Honduras 2 – 0 Costa Rica Saprissa
Chávez Goal 11'
Núñez Goal 75'
(Report)

Group B[edit]

Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Mexico Universidad Nacional 6 3 3 0 18 7 +11 12
United States Houston Dynamo 6 2 3 1 9 9 0 9
El Salvador Luis Ángel Firpo 6 2 2 2 6 8 −2 8
Panama San Francisco 6 0 2 4 4 13 −9 2

2008-09-16
21:00 EST (UTC-5)
San Francisco Panama 1 – 1 Mexico Universidad Nacional
Zapata Goal 42' (Report) Espinoza Goal 7'

2008-09-24
21:00 CDT (UTC-5)
Universidad Nacional Mexico 3 – 0 El Salvador Luis Ángel Firpo
Cabrera Goal 11' Goal 37'
Pineda Goal 35'
(Report)

2008-09-30
21:00 CDT (UTC-5)
Universidad Nacional Mexico 4 – 4 United States Houston Dynamo
López Goal 18'
Juárez Goal 26'
Palencia Goal 41'
Verón Goal 45+2'
(Report) Waibel Goal 3' Goal 50'
Kamara Goal 16' Goal 33' (pen.)
2008-10-01
20:00 CST (UTC-6)
Luis Ángel Firpo El Salvador 1 – 0 Panama San Francisco
Ávila Goal 90+1' (Report)

2008-10-07
21:00 CDT (UTC-5)
Houston Dynamo United States 2 – 1 Panama San Francisco
Wondolowski Goal 13'
De Rosario Goal 88'
(Report) Pérez Goal 47'
Robertson Stadium, Houston
Attendance: 4,178
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)
2008-10-09
20:00 CST (UTC-6)
Luis Ángel Firpo El Salvador 1 – 1 Mexico Universidad Nacional
Quintanilla Goal 52' (Report) Bravo Goal 55'

2008-10-22
22:00 CDT (UTC-5)
Houston Dynamo United States 1 – 3 Mexico Universidad Nacional
Palacios Goal 39' (o.g.) (Report) Cacho Goal 18' (pen.)
Espinoza Goal 30'
Palacios Goal 70'
2008-10-22
19:00 EST (UTC-5)
San Francisco Panama 2 – 3 El Salvador Luis Ángel Firpo
Pérez Goal 38'
Jiménez Goal 83'
(Report) Alas Goal 44'
Sánchez Goal 49'
Gómez Goal 52'

2008-10-28
20:00 CST (UTC-6)
Luis Ángel Firpo El Salvador 1 – 1 United States Houston Dynamo
Leguizamón Goal 87' (Report) Holden Goal 16'
Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Jorge Gasso (Mexico)
2008-10-29
20:00 CST (UTC-6)
Universidad Nacional Mexico 6 – 0 Panama San Francisco
Palencia Goal 29' Goal 54'
Bravo Goal 40'
Toledo Goal 49'
Cortés Goal 60'
Santana Goal 73'
(Report)

2008-11-26 [2]
19:00 CST (UTC-6)
Houston Dynamo United States 1 – 0 El Salvador Luis Ángel Firpo
Ching Goal 13'
Robertson Stadium, Houston
Attendance: 14,142
Referee: Roberto García (Mexico)

Group C[edit]

Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Mexico Atlante 6 3 2 1 6 3 +3 11
Canada Montreal Impact 6 3 2 1 10 5 +5 11
Honduras Olimpia 6 2 2 2 10 6 +4 8
Trinidad and Tobago Joe Public 6 1 0 5 3 15 −12 3
  • Atlante is ranked ahead of Montreal Impact based on head-to-head record, which is the first tiebreaker.[1]

2008-09-17
20:00 EDT (UTC-4)
Montreal Impact Canada 2 – 0 Trinidad and Tobago Joe Public
Pesoli Goal 14'
Donatelli Goal 47'
(Report)
Stade Saputo, Montreal
Attendance: 7,631
Referee: Jair Marrufo (United States)
2008-09-18
21:00 CDT (UTC-5)
Atlante Mexico 1 – 0 Honduras Olimpia
A. Muñoz Goal 26' (Report)
Estadio Andrés Quintana Roo, Cancún
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Paul Ward (Canada)

2008-09-24
20:00 AST (UTC-4)
Joe Public Trinidad and Tobago 1 – 3 Honduras Olimpia
Richardson Goal 77' (Report) Bruschi Goal 32' Goal 76'
Thomas Goal 60'
Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya
Attendance: 847
Referee: Antonius Pinas (Suriname)
2008-09-24
20:00 EDT (UTC-4)
Montreal Impact Canada 0 – 0 Mexico Atlante
(Report)
Stade Saputo, Montreal
Attendance: 12,187
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

2008-10-01
20:00 CST (UTC-6)
Olimpia Honduras 1 – 2 Canada Montreal Impact
Turcios Goal 32' (Report) Brown Goal 3' Goal 71' (pen.)
2008-10-02
21:00 CDT (UTC-5)
Atlante Mexico 0 – 1 Trinidad and Tobago Joe Public
(Report) Nelson Goal 56'

2008-10-08
20:00 AST (UTC-4)
Joe Public Trinidad and Tobago 1 – 4 Canada Montreal Impact
Noray Goal 9' (Report) Placentino Goal 5'
Donatelli Goal 13' Goal 79'
Byers Goal 44'
2008-10-08
20:00 CST (UTC-6)
Olimpia Honduras 1 – 1 Mexico Atlante
Hernández Goal 83' (Report) Vilar Goal 38'

2008-10-21
20:00 EDT (UTC-4)
Montreal Impact Canada 1 – 1 Honduras Olimpia
Brown Goal 40' (Report) Bruschi Goal 45+1'
Stade Saputo, Montreal
Attendance: 8,961
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)
2008-10-21
20:00 AST (UTC-4)
Joe Public Trinidad and Tobago 0 – 2 Mexico Atlante
(Report) Valadez Goal 7'
Pereyra Goal 56'

2008-10-28
18:00 CST (UTC-6)
Olimpia Honduras 4 – 0 Trinidad and Tobago Joe Public
Dos Santos Goal 26' Goal 38'
García Goal 72'
Silva Goal 85'
(Report)
2008-10-28
20:00 CST (UTC-6)
Atlante Mexico 2 – 1 Canada Montreal Impact
Ovalle Goal 13'
Pereyra Goal 83'
(Report) Gjertsen Goal 4'

Group D[edit]

Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Mexico Santos Laguna 6 3 1 2 14 11 +3 10
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Islanders 6 2 2 2 9 10 −1 8
Panama Tauro 6 2 2 2 9 10 −1 8
Guatemala Municipal 6 1 3 2 12 13 −1 6
  • Puerto Rico Islanders is ranked ahead of Tauro based on head-to-head record, which is the first tiebreaker.[1]

2008-09-16
20:00 AST (UTC-4)
Puerto Rico Islanders Puerto Rico 2 – 1 Panama Tauro
Villegas Goal 11'
Jagdeosingh Goal 26'
(Report) Aguilar Goal 58'
2008-09-17
19:00 CDT (UTC-5)
Santos Laguna Mexico 3 – 2 Guatemala Municipal
Torres Goal 10'
Benítez Goal 32'
Vuoso Goal 90'
(Report) Ramírez Goal 47'
Acevedo Goal 83'
Estadio Corona, Torreón
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Roberto Moreno (Panama)

2008-09-23
19:00 AST (UTC-4)
Puerto Rico Islanders Puerto Rico 3 – 1 Mexico Santos Laguna
Telesford Goal 14'
Delgado Goal 38'
Miranda Goal 49'
(Report) Herrera Goal 71'
2008-09-25
20:00 EST (UTC-5)
Tauro Panama 2 – 1 Guatemala Municipal
Hay Goal 47'90+6' (Report) Ramírez Goal 45+2'

2008-10-01
20:00 CST (UTC-6)
Municipal Guatemala 2 – 2 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Islanders
Leguizamón Goal 79'
Plata Goal 90+1'
(Report) Noël Goal 9'
Gbandi Goal 90'
2008-10-02
19:00 EST (UTC-5)
Tauro Panama 2 – 0 Mexico Santos Laguna
Hay Goal 42'
Rojas Goal 55'
(Report)

2008-10-08
20:00 CST (UTC-6)
Municipal Guatemala 2 – 2 Panama Tauro
Plata Goal 15'
Acevedo Goal 90+1'
(Report) Escobar Goal 58'
Aguilar Goal 61'
2008-10-08
19:00 CDT (UTC-5)
Santos Laguna Mexico 3 – 0 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Islanders
Peralta Goal 29'
Hernández Goal 54'
Herrera Goal 70'
(Report)
Estadio Corona, Torreón
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)

2008-10-22
19:00 CDT (UTC-5)
Santos Laguna Mexico 3 – 0 Panama Tauro
Benítez Goal 10'27'
Torres Goal 53'
(Report)
Estadio Corona, Torreón
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)

2008-10-29
19:00 EST (UTC-5)
Tauro Panama 2 – 2 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Islanders
Hay Goal 42' (pen.) Goal 77' (Report) Telesford Goal 16'
Noël Goal 28'
2008-10-30
20:00 CST (UTC-6)
Municipal Guatemala 4 – 4 Mexico Santos Laguna
Ramírez Goal 38' (pen.)64' (pen.)90+5'
Leguizamón Goal 71'
(Report) Herrera Goal 10'47' (pen.)57' (pen.)
Peralta Goal 74'

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "CONCACAF Champions League Regulations 2008/2009" (PDF). CONCACAF. Retrieved 25 September 2008. 
  2. ^ "Marathon-Saprissa match rescheduled for 5 November". CONCACAF. 2008-10-23. Retrieved 23 October 2008. 
  3. ^ "Houston-Firpo match in Champions League rescheduled for 26 November". CONCACAF. 2008-09-22. Archived from the original on 24 September 2008. Retrieved 25 September 2008.