A new Ecuadorian is in the quarterfinals of the concachampions, Pedro Vite qualified for that phase together with the Vancouver Whitecaps. This Wednesday they lost 3-2 against Real España of Honduras for the second leg of the round of 16, however they managed to pass with a 7-3 aggregate (they had won 5-0 in the first leg).
Vite started in the American squad and played until the 76th minute when he was replaced by Vasco Fry. The offensive midfielder had a good game with four shots, one hit one of the posts of the rival goal, another was blocked by goalkeeper Luis López and two more went wide.
In addition, he gave a key pass, completed 78% of his total passes, had 43 touches and was fouled. The only negative is that he lost two balls. The 21-year-old had also played in the first leg where he did score a goal.
The goals of the match, played at the Olympic Metropolitan Stadium in San Pedro Sula, were scored by Brian White at 66′ and Simon Becher at 83′ for the visitors. While Getsel Montes at 67′ and 86′ and Ramiro Rocca at 75′ gave the locals the victory. Although the victory did not help them much.
Possible crossing of Ecuadorians in rooms
The Whitecaps expect a rival between Los Angeles F.C. and Alajualense who will play the second leg this Wednesday night (9:30 p.m. Ecuador time). The Los Angeles team, where José Cifuentes and Diego Palacios play, arrives with a 3-0 advantage obtained in Costa Rica.
Therefore, a draw and even a two-goal defeat would be enough to pass the round and would lead to a duel of Ecuadorians in the quarterfinals of the Concachampions. The first meeting of the quarters would be next April 3.
Aníbal Chalá, the first Ecuadorian in the quarterfinals
Before Vite, the winger Aníbal Chalá had already put his name in the quarterfinals of the Concachampions It is that his Atlas team eliminated Olimpia from Honduras on Tuesday after thrashing them 4-0 in the second leg and beating them 5-4 on aggregate.
Although Chalá did not play, he watched the game from the substitute bench and is part of the team that will face the Philadelphia Union in the quarterfinals. The first leg will be in the United States on April 4.