The Oscar-winning Pablo Gallego, Cup champion in Nicaragua

The Spaniard was a starter, played the 120 minutes that the match lasted and marked the penalty that gave the title to Managua.


Managua FC was proclaimed champion of the first edition of a renewed Cup in Nicaragua after winning the penalty shootout of the final (4-3) to Diriagén. It was the Spaniard Pablo Gállego in charge of marking the maximum decisive penalty. His shot kissed the net and this, together with the subsequent mistake of Erick Téllez, gave La Maquinaria Azul the second title of its history.

"I have no words ... it has been very exciting. This is a prize for union, work and sacrifice. I dedicate it to my family, my friends and the fans. We are champions thanks to the people who have always come to support us, "said Pablo Gállego after the meeting, who started and played the 120 minutes of the game. The Oscense, who ran into the crossbar in the second half, premiered his medal in what is his second Nicaraguan adventure - in 2018 he played in Real Estelí - .

Managua FC, which before celebrating the Cup title had only won one tournament, the 2018 Opening, will have the opportunity to double this season. The Blue Machinery will play the final of the Opening against Real Estelí in a double game. The first assault, next Sunday in Managua and with a Pablo Gállego who will seek to continue making history more than 8,500 kilometers from home.



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