Pumas UNAM remained perfect in the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League with a 2-0 win over Honduras Progreso. The hosts looked superior from the start, but it wasn’t until the second half that a golazo by Eduardo Herrera opened the scoring.
In the first half, the woodwork and the visiting goalkeeper combined to keep the universitarios off the board, with a pair of fine saves and the crossbar preventing Pumas from taking the lead although they outshot Honduras Progreso 24-2 over the course of the game.
In the second half the visitors tried their luck on the counterattack and in the 57th minute they came within inches of taking a shock lead, but the ball ended up just wide.
In the 65th minute, Pumas finally got the reward for their pressing. “Lalo” Herrera scored with a bicycle kick to make it 1-0 for the hosts.
Pumas spent the rest of the game looking to run up the score, and in stoppage time Saúl Berjón added a second with his first-time attempt.
With the 2-0 win, Pumas reach six points while Progreso remains on zero.
Pumas: Alfredo Saldívar, Josécarlos van Rankin, Luis Quintana, José García, Orlando Pineda, Omar Islas (Pablo Barrera 46′), Kevin Escamilla, Saúl Berjón, José Nieto (Jorge Escamilla 58′), Fidel Martínez, Eduardo Herrera (Abraham González 81′).
Progreso: Woodrow West, Dilmer Gutiérrez, Roy Smith, Nixon Duarte, Pastor Martínez, Leonardo Isaula (Jorge Cardona 75′), Juan Delgado, Víctor Moncada (Luis Alvarado 51′), Pedro Mencia, Fredizon Elvir (Johnny Gómez 64′), Ángel Tejeda.
Group Table – Group A