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2020 CONCACAF Champions League, Quarterfinals
  • Saphir Taïder (47')
  • Jerry Bengtson (15')
  • Jorge Benguche (41')
1st Leg
1st Leg

Olimpia takes first-leg lead over Montreal Impact in CONCACAF Champions League

Olimpia players celebrate after scoring a goal against Montreal in the CONCACAF Champions League. USA Today Images

Honduras' CD Olimpia scored two first-half goals Tuesday and held on for a 2-1 road win over the Montreal Impact in the first leg of a CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal series.

The second leg of the two-game, total-goals match will be played March 17 at San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Jerry Bengtson opened the scoring for Olimpia in the 15th minute, taking a pass from Matias Garrido at the top of the 18-yard box and chipping the ball over Montreal goalie Clement Diop, who was off his line.

Bengtson set up Jorge Benguche for a goal in the 41st minute. Benguche beat a defender on a counterattack and scored from 14 yards out.

The Impact got back into the series thanks to a spectacular 47th-minute goal from Saphir Taider, who half-volleyed a 35-yard shot over the leap of Olimpia goalie Edrick Menjivar.

The CONCACAF Champions League continues Wednesday with the first leg of two more quarterfinal series: Mexico's Tigres at New York City FC, and Atlanta United at Mexico's Club America. The last quarterfinal series will start Thursday when Mexico's Cruz Azul plays at LAFC.