Motagua–Real España football rivalry

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C.D. Motagua – Real C.D. España
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First meeting España 0–2 Motagua
(15 September 1965)
Latest meeting Motagua 2–1 Real España
(17 September 2017)
Next meeting 9 November 2017
Statistics
Meetings total 218
All-time series (Liga Nacional only) 77–71–70 Motagua
Largest victory Motagua 7–1 Real España (14 November 2015)

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 played 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]

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

1974–75[edit]

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

1976–77[edit]

  • España won 4–1 on aggregate.

1978–79[edit]

  • Motagua won 5–1 on aggregate.

1990–91[edit]

  • Real España won 2–1 on aggregate.

1991–92[edit]

  • Motagua won 1–0 on aggregate.

1997–98[edit]

  • Motagua won 5–1 on aggregate.

Head to Head[edit]

  • As of 17 September 2017
At Tegucigalpa
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Motagua 107 47 33 27 135 95 +40 127
2 Real España 107 27 33 47 95 135 −40 87
At San Pedro Sula
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Real España 107 43 35 29 141 112 +29 121
2 Motagua 107 29 35 43 112 141 −29 93
In neutral venue
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Motagua 4 1 3 0 3 2 +1 5
2 Real España 4 0 3 1 2 3 −1 3
Overall
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Motagua 218 77 71 70 250 238 +12 225
2 Real España 218 70 71 77 238 250 −12 211

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: 7–1 in 2015–16.
  • 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 best 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