2005 UNCAF Interclub Cup

The 2005 UNCAF Interclub Cup was the 23rd edition of the international club football competition held in the UNCAF region representing the seven nations of Central America. This was the seventh year of the current format using the name UNCAF Interclub Cup.[1] The tournament was also a qualifying event for the 2006 CONCACAF Champions' Cup. Sixteen teams representing seven football associations took part, starting with the first qualifying games on July 26, 2005. The tournament ended with a two-legged final between Olimpia of Honduras and Alajuelense of Costa Rica. The first leg was played in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on November 23, 2005 and ended with Alajuelense earning a 1-0 victory. The second leg was played in Alajuela, Costa Rica on November 30, 2005 with Olimpia winning 1-0. Alajuelense then won the UNCAF Interclub Cup in a penalty shootout by the score of 4-2. The top three finishers in the tournament, Alajuelense, Olimpia, and Deportivo Saprissa, qualified for the 2006 CONCACAF Champions' Cup.

2005 UNCAF Interclub Cup
Tournament details
Dates26 July – 30 November 2005
Teams16 (from 7 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsCosta Rica Alajuelense (3rd title)
Runners-upHonduras Olimpia
Third placeCosta Rica Saprissa
Fourth placeCosta Rica Pérez Zeledón
Tournament statistics
Matches played30
Goals scored91 (3.03 per match)
2004
2006

BracketEdit

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
  FAS 0 0 0
  Deportivo Saprissa 2 0 2   Deportivo Saprissa 4 0 4/5
  Marathón 3 - W   Marathón (AET, PSO) 0 4 4/4
  Parmalat F.C. 0 w/d -   Deportivo Saprissa 1 1 2
  Suchitepéquez 2 2 4   Olimpia 3 1 4
  Diriangén 0 2 2   Suchitepéquez 1 0 1
  Olimpia 3 1 4   Olimpia 4 4 8
  Eagles 0 0 0   Olimpia
(AET, PSO)
0 1 1/2
  San Francisco 0 1 1   Alajuelense 1 0 1/4
  Pérez Zeledón 0 3 3   Pérez Zeledón 4 2 6
  Luis Ángel Firpo 4 2 6   Luis Ángel Firpo 0 2 2
  Comunicaciones 2 2 4   Pérez Zeledón 1 0 1
  Placencia Pirates 1 0 1   Alajuelense 0 3 3
  Alajuelense 4 6 10   Alajuelense 5 0 5
  Árabe Unido 0 1 1   Municipal 2 1 3
  Municipal 0 4 4

Round of 16Edit

26 July 2005 1st leg FAS   0–2   Saprissa Santa Ana, El Salvador
CST   49' Saborío
  74' Solís
Stadium: Estadio Óscar Quiteño
27 July 2005 1st leg Olimpia   3–0   Eagles Tegucigalpa, Honduras
CST Tosello   12'
Ferreira   59'
Velásquez   70'
Stadium: Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino
Attendance: 2,103

2 August 2005 2nd leg Comunicaciones   2–2   Luis Ángel Firpo Guatemala City, Guatemala
19:00 CST Pavón   20'
Fonseca   56'
  53'   81' Martínez Stadium: Estadio Cementos Progreso
2 August 2005 2nd leg Alajuelense   6–0   Placencia Pirates Alajuela, Costa Rica
20:00 CST Lenárez   52' (o.g.)
Ledezma   61'   90' (pen.)
Jiménez   69'
Rodríguez   77'
Scott   86'
Stadium: Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto
3 August 2005 2nd leg Saprissa   0–0   FAS San José, Costa Rica
19:00 CST Stadium: Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá
4 August 2005 2nd leg Eagles   0–1   Olimpia Belize City, Belize
19:30 CST   Figueroa Stadium: People's Stadium
4 August 2005 2nd leg Municipal   4–1   Árabe Unido Guatemala City, Guatemala
19:30 CST Figueroa   21'
Plata   30'   45'
García   36'
  35' Ávila Stadium: Estadio Mateo Flores
  • Parmalat were dissolved prior the start of the tournament and Marathón advanced automatically.

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Deportivo Saprissa   4 - 4   Marathón (aet) (5-4 pen) 4 - 0 0 - 4
Suchitepéquez   1 - 8   Olimpia 1 - 4 0 - 4
Pérez Zeledón   6 - 2   Luis Ángel Firpo 4 - 0 2 - 2
Alajuelense   5 - 3   Municipal 5 - 2 0 - 1

SemifinalsEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Deportivo Saprissa   2 - 4   Olimpia 1 - 3 1 - 1
Pérez Zeledón   1 - 3   Alajuelense 1 - 0 0 - 3

Third placeEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Deportivo Saprissa   2 - 2   Pérez Zeledón (aet) (5-3 pen) 2 - 0 0 - 2

FinalEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Olimpia   1 - 1   Alajuelense (aet) (2-4 pen) 0 - 1 1 - 0

Alajuelense 2005 UNCAF champions

Alajuelense, Olimpia, Deportivo Saprissa advance to 2006 CONCACAF Champions' Cup quarterfinals.

ReferencesEdit