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Pumas dominates Honduras Progreso: Highlights

Pumas wins 2-0, a score that doesn’t reflect the level of domination they displayed tonight.

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In their first CONCACAF Champions League home game, Pumas dominated completely a very weak Honduras Progreso and consolidated themselves atop their group. Eduardo Herrera scored one of the best goals of his career and Saul Berjon scored in injury time for the 2-0 score in a game where Pumas was maddening inept in the final 3rd and were lucky to face a side that was nonexistent offensively for 90 minutes.

In typical CCL fashion for Pumas, the team was loaded with young players and non league starters with a couple of key veterans like Herrera and Fidel Martinez. Spaniard new signing Saul Berjon also got the start and proved to be the best player in the game along with Herrera. Yet the first half had a Pumas side that had complete control of the ball but did nothing with it except for a Martinez free kick that hit the post. The 0-0 score at halftime was a big reward for an Honduras team that defended well but created nothing offensively.

The second half had more of the same as Pumas kept the control but couldn't cope with it. Many of the Pumas youngsters getting a chance played a lackluster game and veteran Pablo Barrera came in as substitute. Barrera would be the one who sent the cross to Herrera, who controled and scoreded with a Chilena that was the highlight of the game and will go down as one of the best Herrera goals in his career. The rest of the match was more of the same but in the final minutes, Berjon got the ball inside the area and scored a great goal for the 2-0. It has to be said that besides a mistake by the Pumas goalkeer, Progreso didn't have another chance at goal the whole game.

The wins leaves Pumas on top of the group with sex points and in the drivers seat. A win at home against W Connection on the final group game should put them thru although their next game will be at Honduras almost a month from now (Sept 15).