Seattle Sounders has defeated Marathon in a Champions League match played at CenturyLink Field on Wednesday. Seattle won the match by a profound margin of 3-1. This was the fourth match for Seattle in the ongoing Champions League. The Sounders have won all their four games and they currently have 12 points in four matches.
On the other hand, this was the second defeat for Marathon in the tournament. Marathon has also played four matches in the ongoing Champions League so far out of which the team has managed to register win in only one match. The team has been defeated in a couple of matches, while, the remaining one match has ended in a draw.
Seattle Sounders took the lead in the 23rd minute of the match with the goal of Samuel Ochoa. Mario Martinez assisted the goal by giving Ochoa a fine cross inside the box and Ochoa easily flicked it past the Marathon goalkeeper to make the score 1-0 in the favour of Seattle. It was the fourth goal scored by Ochoa in the ongoing Champions League.
The lead of Seattle was doubled just after four minutes. Steve Zakuani was the one who scored the second goal for Seattle. He got rid of a Marathon defender and then, smashed the ball home from a distance of 10 yards.
The Marathon team succeeded in reducing the lead to 2-1 in the 37th minute of the match with the goal of Michael Brown. Marco Tulia Vega set up the goal by giving cross to Brown just outside the box and Brown deflected the ball into the net.
The Marathon team got into deep trouble when David Estrada (linked to City by Man City FC News) sent the ball into the top corner of the net with a powerful shot to take Seattle ahead by 3-1. The Sounders maintained their lead till the end and won the match.
Seattle Sounders’ next match will be an MLS encounter against Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday at Home Depot Center.