Futsal: Group B Recap (Aug. 21, 2017)

Alejandro Paniagua (white jersey) scored two goals in Grupo Line Futsal’s win over Sporting Outlaws FC in the CONCACAF Futsal Club Championship on August 21, 2017, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Habana (Cuba) and Grupo Line Futsal (Costa Rica) opened Group B play in the 2017 CONCACAF Futsal Club Championship with wins on Monday at the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazan

Here’s a look at the action:

Sidekicks (Mexico) 4, Habana (Cuba) 7

Habana got two-goal performances from Andy Baquero and Sandy Dominguez to earn a 7-4 win over Sidekicks in the opening match of the 2017 CONCACAF Futsal Club Championship on Monday at the Universidad Pedagogica Nacional Francisco Morazan.

Sidekicks had a 3-1 lead with slightly more than 14 minutes remaining in the match, only for Habana to explode for six of the last seven goals.  Luis Magaña gave Sidekicks that two-goal advantage, but Habana leveled at 3-3 thanks to strikes from Dagoberto Quezada (30’) and Andy Baquero (32’).

Habana went ahead for good, 5-4, with 1:10 left on clock, when Dominguez struck for the first of his two goals.  

Baquero netted his first goal the sixth minute of the first half, while Eder Giorgana tallied a brace (2’, 38’) for Sidekicks.


Grupo Line Futsal (Costa Rica) 8, Sporting Outlaws FC (Canada) 3

Juan Cordero scored three goals and Grupo Line Futsal outdistanced Sporting Outlaws FC, 8-3.  After Grupo Line took a 2-1, Cordero struck for three consecutive goals (25’, 28, 30’), extending the advantage to four goals.

Sporting Outlaws was led by a brace from Oussama Laguel, who made it 1-1 (9’) and 5-2 (36’).

Diego Zuñiga (6’, 36’) and Alejandro Paniagua (39’, 40’) also turned in two-goal performances fro Grupo Line.

Cordero, Zuñiga and Paniagua all competed for Costa Rica in the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup.  Paniagua notced a team-best three goals in Colombia as the Ticos reached the Round of 16.


Next Up in Group B on Tuesday (all times local): Sporting Outlaws FC meets Sidekicks (12:30 p.m.), while Habana squares off against Grupo Line Futsal (5:30 p.m.).


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