ALAJUELA, Costa Rica - Jorge Barbosa scored two first-half goals and Herediano beat Comunicaciones 4-1 Wednesday night to end both teams' run in the CONCACAF Champions League.
The Brazilian finished with a tournament-leading six goals for a team that was eliminated from quarterfinal contention three weeks ago.
The result left Comunicaciones, eliminated a day earlier by Monterrey's victory, in third place in Group with seven points, one ahead of Herediano.
Barbosa's goals in the 13th and 41st minutes rallied Herediano after Carlos Mejia gave the Guatemalan side the lead in the eighth minute.
Cristian Montero and Jose Luis Cordero added second-half goals for Herediano, which won for only the third time in 10 Champions League games. It was also only the second time it has scored more than two goals in a game.
With rain drenching Central America for the past week, the match started under a steady drizzle with standing water visible on the artificial turf at Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto for the length of both touchlines.
Comunicaciones went ahead when Transito Montepeque was unable to cleanly settle a cross from his right, but the ball bounded across the top of the 18, where Mejia ran onto it and struck a low blast inside the right post.
Barbosa equalized when Jose Cancela sent a short ball along the right and Junior Alvarado volleyed a cross into the area. Barbosa ran behind Edgard Martinez and was able to redirect the ball past goalkeeper Juan Paredes from just outside the goal box.
Both sides had an equal share of the possession and chances until midway through the half when Montero settled a back heal before launching an arcing attempt off the crossbar.
The wet surface finally came into play on Barbosa's second goal. Marvin Angulo tried a right-footed shot that skipped once in front of Paredes, who parried the attempt, but put it into the path of Barbosa, who finished from the edge of the six.
Montero added to the lead in the 49th, taking advantage of being left unmarked at the corner of the goal box to head Angulo's corner kick. Paredes was able to get a hand to it, but was unable to stop it from entering the goal.
Cordero finished the scoring with spectacular individual effort, pushing the ball past Adolfo Machado at the corner of the penalty area, running around the Comunicaciones defender and finishing with a left-footed strike.
Comunicaciones, which reached the quarterfinals of the 2009-2010 Champions League, has lost six of seven games away from home in two appearances in the tournament. Its only victory was a 2-1 win in Trinidad against W Connection in 2009.