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By The Numbers: Sporting KC vs Real Esteli

16 September 10:46 am

By The Numbers: Sporting KC vs Real Esteli

By Jonathon Feyerherm

Sporting Kansas City looks to go six points clear at the top of the CONCACAF Champions League Group 2 as they host Real Esteli on Tuesday night. It's the second match between the two sides who met on August 7, 2012 with Sporting KC winning the match 2-0. A win for Sporting KC would clinch at least a share of first place in the Group 2 but wouldn't guarantee a spot in the knockout stage. 

A few in-depth stats

  • Sporting KC is currently tied for the best record and goal difference amongst first place teams (goal difference is first tiebreaker)
  • Real Esteli has not scored a goal in five of their last six CCL matches
  • Sporting KC assistant coach Kerry Zavagnin has been apart (as a player or coach) of every match the club has played in international competition
  • Real Esteli is currently top of the Nicaraguan Primera Division with wins in seven of their first eight matches

Team Leaders (CCL)

Sporting KC Stat Real Esteli
Soony Saad 2 GOALS None (no goals scored)
Feilhaber/Collin/Zusi 1 ASSISTS None (no goals scored)
Eric Kronberg 0.00 GAA Justo Lorente 1.50

Team Stats (CCL)

  Sporting KC Real Esteli
Shots 22  22
Fouls Committed (Suffered) 40 (32) 30 (27)
Corner Kicks 10 7
Offsides 7 5

Previous Meetings

Date Score Result Location
08/07/2013 2-0 W Estadio Independencia

Previous Appearances in CCL

Sporting KC

  • Appearances (3) - 2002, 2005, 2013
  • Best Finish - Semifinals (2002)
  • Overall Record -  5-3-2

Real Esteli

  • Appearances (8) - 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Best Finish - Group Stage (2012)
  • Overall Record - 0-13-5