Tauro FC Visits Estadio Azteca Looking to Surprise Club América
Club América players celebrate after scoring against Saprissa in the second leg of the Round of 16 of the 2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League on February 28, 2018 at Estadio Azteca (Photo: Mexsport)

Mexico City - Club América hosts Tauro FC from Panama tonight at Estadio Azteca in the first leg of the Quarter Finals of the 2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League.


CONCACAF.com shows all relevant facts and figures of tonight's matchup!


Club América v Tauro FC

March 6, 2018 Estadio Azteca Mexico City, Mexico

8:00 pm ET

HEAD TO HEAD: First -ever SCCL meeting

Match officials:

R: Armando Villarreal (USA)

AR1: Ian Anderson (USA) AR2: Eduardo Mariscal (USA) 4th: David Gantar (CAN)



- Founded: 1916
- Head Coach: Miguel Herrera (MEX)

-Qualification: 2016 Liga MX Runner up

-Previous SCCL Appearances: (3) (2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16)

-All time record in SCCL: W-17 D-6 L-3 GF-64 GA-19

- Best SCCL finish: Champion (2) (2014-15, 2015-16)

- CONCACAF Club Tittles: 7 (Champions Cup (5): 1977, 1987, 1990, 1992, 2006, (2) Champions League: 2014-15, 2015-16)

-Domestic League Titles: 12 (last: 2014 Apertura)


- Nine years CONCACAF CONCACAF Champions League unless noted otherwise )

-2008/09: did not participate

-2009/10: did not participate

-2010/11: did not participate

-2011/12: did not participate

-2012/13: did not participate

-2013/14: Group stage

-2014/15: Champion (agg: 5-3 v Montreal Impact)

-2015/16: Champion (agg: 4-1 v. Tigers)

-2016/17: did not participate



- SCCL Quarterfinal matches GP-13 W-3 D-1 L-0 GF-10-GA 3

- SCCL Last time in quarterfinals (5-3) in agg v Seattle Sounders

- 23-02-16 Seattle Sounders (2) Clint Dempsey (2) 44', 52', Club America (2) Darwin Quintero 45', Oribe Peralta 70'

- 2-03-16 Club America (3) Darwin Quintero 42, Oribe Peralta 45 + 1, Andres Andrade 50, Seattle Sounders FC (1) OG Pablo Aguilar 41

- Has seven games without receiving goals in SCCL quarterfinals

- Top scorer playing at home: Darwin Quintero (7)

Biggest home win: 08.04.15 (6-0) v Herediano (semifinals, second leg)

-Biggest away lost: 22.10.13 (0-1) v Alajuelense (group stage)


- All-TIME SCCL GOALSCORES  (thru 2016/17 edition, for Club América only)

-TEN: Oribe Peralta; EIGHT: Darío Benedetto; SIX: Michael Arroyo; Carlos Darwin Quintero FIVE: Martín Zúñiga; FOUR: Luis Gabriel Rey; TWO: Cecilio Domínguez, Mateus Uribe, Pablo Aguilar, Ventura Alvarado, Andrés Andrade, Raúl Jiménez, Osvaldo Martínez, Emilio Sánchez; ONE: Christian Bermúdez, Gil Buron, Alejandro Díaz, Gonzalo Díaz, José Guerrero, Osnar Mares, Rubens Sambueza, Moisés Velasco, Mateus Uribe, Renato Ibarra



- SCCL quarterfinal games: GP- 13 W-10 D-2 L-1 GF-32 GC-16- Unbeaten in the last 14 matches (9W-5-D-0L) ... shares the record with Monterrey (17.08.10 - 08.17.11)

(1) Accumulated yellow cards: Víctor Manuel Aguilera, Cecilio Andrés Domínguez, Ruiz, Carlos Alonso Tenorio Vargas

- SCCL Liga MX  v other countries: GP-261-W-167-D-51-L-43-GF-646-GA-223

- SCCL home record Liga MX: GP-28-W-21-D-5-L-2-GF-71-GA-26


Tauro FC (PAN)

- Founded: 1984
- Head Coach: Rolando Palma (PAN)

- Qualification: 2017 Clausura Champion (Champion with the best combined regular-season record Apertura and Clausura)

- Previous SCCL Appearances: 5 (2008-09, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 201415)

- All time SCCL record: W-6 D-5 L-15 GF-27 GC-41

- Best SCCL finish: Group stage (4) (2008-09, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2014-15)

- CONCACAF Club titles: 0

- Domestic league titles: 13 (last: Clausura 2017)


Nine years  CONCACAF Record: CONCACAF Champions League unless noted otherwise )

 2008/09: Group phase

2009/10: did not participate

2010/11: Preliminary Round

2011/12: Group phase

2012/13: Group phase

2013/14: did not participate

2014/15: Group phase

2015/16: did not participate

2016/17: did not participate




- First time quarterfinals play

- Biggest away win: 04.08.10 (2-1) v CD Marathón (group stage)

- Biggest away lost: 22.10.08 (0-3) v Santos (group stage); 28.08.14 (1-4) v Waterhouse FC (group stage)

- SCCL top goalscores: Edwin Aguilar (4)


ALL TIME SCCL GOALSCORES (thru 2016/17 edition, only with Tauro FC)

SEVEN: Edwin Aguilar, Brunet Hay; FOUR: Luis Moreno; TWO: Temístocles Pérez, Luis Rentería; ONE: Luis Escobar, Auriel Gallardo, José Luis Garcés, Yair Rentería, Rolando Rojas, Marcos Sánchez, Jesús Alexis González



- SCCL away record : GP-13 E-1 D-3 L-9 GF-11 GA-25

- SCCL away last win: (1-2) v CD Marathon 04-08-10 (group stage)

- Edwin Aguilar (6 ') scored  first-ever  SCCL goal in a 2-0 home win v Chivas USA in the preliminary round first leg 2008-09 edition

- Edwin Aguilar is the top scorer away (4)

(1) Accumulated yellow cards:  Marcos Anibal Sanchez Mullins, Oscar Emilio McFarlane Ortega, Jesus Alexis Gonzalez Moran.