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)
Most recent meeting Real España 1–2 Motagua
(18 April 2015)
Next meeting TBA
Statistics
Number of meetings 206
All-time series (Liga Nacional only) 73–64–69 Motagua
Largest victory Real España 5–0 Motagua
(24 August 2014)
Motagua 5–0 Real España (19 October 2014)

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 18 April 2015
At Tegucigalpa
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Motagua 102 46 29 27 124 90 +34 121
2 Real España 102 27 29 46 90 124 −34 83
At San Pedro Sula
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Real España 101 42 32 27 133 104 +29 116
2 Motagua 101 27 32 42 104 133 −29 86
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 206 73 64 69 229 224 +5 210
2 Real España 206 69 64 73 224 229 −5 202

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 largest home win: 5–0 in 2014–15.
  • Real España's largest away win: 2–4 in 2007–08.
  • First game at Tegucigalpa: Motagua 1–1 España in 1965–66.
  • First Real España's home win: 2–0 in 1966–67.
  • Motagua's largest away win: 0–4 in 1999–00.
  • Real España's largest home win: 5–0 in 2014–15.
  • Motagua's best goalscorer against Real España: Ángel Obando with 9 goals.
  • Real España's better goalscorer against Motagua: Jimmy Bailey with 10 goals.
  • Players that had score with both teams: Júnior Costly, Miguel Matthews, Gilberto Yearwood, Geovanny Ávila and Pedro Aparecido Santana.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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