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 Real España 2–2 Motagua
(5 November 2016)
Next meeting TBA
Statistics
Meetings total 213
All-time series (Liga Nacional only) 75–68–70 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 5 November 2016
At Tegucigalpa
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Motagua 105 47 31 27 132 92 +40 125
2 Real España 105 27 31 47 92 132 −40 85
At San Pedro Sula
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Real España 105 43 34 28 138 108 +30 120
2 Motagua 105 28 34 43 108 138 −30 90
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 213 75 68 70 241 231 +10 218
2 Real España 213 70 68 75 231 241 −10 208

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