Motagua–Real España football rivalry

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C.D. Motagua – Real C.D. España
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First contested España 0–2 Motagua
(15 September 1965)
Number of meetings 202
Most recent meeting Real España 2–0 Motagua
(29 March 2014)
Next meeting TBD
All-time series  (Liga Nacional only) 71–63–68 Motagua
Largest victory Real España 4–0 Motagua
(1975)
Real España 0–4 Motagua
(20 November 1999)

Motagua vs. Real España, is a classic football match played between C.D. Motagua from Tegucigalpa and Real C.D. España from San Pedro Sula, two of the most successful and popular football teams from Honduras. The Motagua–Real España classic is not as fierce as the other two already mentioned as these both teams have a good relationship with each other from the players, to the board and the fans; however they had play six intense league finals, three won by each side. These two teams played the first ever final in Liga Nacional in the 1974–75 season.[1]

The finals[edit]

Motagua and Real España had played six finals since the beginning of the Professional League in 1965–66, 3 won for each side.

1974–75 season[edit]

  • Real España won 1–0 on aggregate. Played in one leg.

1976–77 season[edit]


  • Real España won 1–0 on aggregate.

1978–79 season[edit]


  • Motagua won 5–1 on aggregate.

1990–91 season[edit]


  • Real España won 2–1 on aggregate.

1991–92 season[edit]


  • Motagua won 1–0 on aggregate.

1997–98 Apertura season[edit]


  • Motagua won 5–1 on aggregate.

Head to Head[edit]

  • As of 29 March 2014
At Tegucigalpa
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Motagua 100 45 28 27 117 88 +29 118
2 Real España 100 27 28 45 88 117 −29 82
At San Pedro Sula
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Real España 99 41 32 26 127 102 +25 114
2 Motagua 99 26 32 41 102 127 −25 84
In neutral venue
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Motagua 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 3
2 Real España 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 3
Overall
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Motagua 202 71 63 68 220 216 +4 205
2 Real España 202 68 63 71 216 220 −4 199

Trivia[edit]

  • First game in Liga Nacional: Held on 5 September 1965 at San Pedro Sula, Motagua defeated España 0–2 with two goals from Elio Banegas.
  • Motagua's biggest home win: 3–0 in 1986–87.
  • Real España's biggest away win: 2–4 in 2007–08 Apertura.
  • First game in Tegucigalpa: Motagua 1–1 España in 1965–66.
  • First Real España's home win: 2–0 in 1966–67.
  • Motagua's biggest away win: 0–4 in 1999–00 Apertura.
  • Real España's biggest home win: 4–0 in 1975–76.
  • Motagua's best goalscorer against Real España: Ángel Antonio Obando with 9 goals.
  • Real España's better goalscorer against Motagua: Jimmy James Bailey with 10 goals.
  • Players that had score with both teams: Júnior Costly, Miguel Matthews, Gilberto Yearwood, Geovanny Avila and Pedro Aparecido Santana.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LaPrensa.hn – Desafíe a Ismael – 19 February 2009