SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras - Luciano Emilio and Juan Carlos Garica both scored in the first 16 minutes to spark Olimpia to a 3-0 victory over 10-man CD FAS on Thursday in the CONCACAF Champions League opener for both.
Olimpia extended its unbeaten streak at home to 17 with its 15th win since losing to Necaxa in a Honduran league match in November. FAS lost for the second time in three matches since beginning the Salvadoran Apertura, with only one win in four games.
Luciano Emilio needed only 67 seconds to put Olimpia ahead, knocking in a loose ball after FAS was unable to clear Sebastian Rosano's corner kick. Reynaldo Tilguath mis-hit a ball across the top of the 18, Juan Carlos Garcia's shot was partially blocked by Carlos Carrillo and Brayan Beckeles poked at it from just outside the six.
Goalkeeper Daniel Arroyo was able to get a hand to it, but it bounded across the goalmouth where Luciano Emilio scored into an open net.
FAS tried to counter with Jorge Moran's shot in the 11th that had to be parried wide by goalkeeper Donis Escober, but Olimpia extended its lead five minutes later when an unmarked Garcia redirected Irvin Reyna's corner from inside the six with a glancing header.
Both sides had their chances the rest of the way, with Olimpia getting the better of the exchange.
Arroyo was busy tipping shots high, wide or coming off his line to punch dangerous-looking balls clear.
FAS appeared to find inspiration early in the second half, with Cristiam Alvarez shooting wide from distance in the 47th, but as torrential rain began to soak the field at Estadio Francisco Morazan, Olimpia resumed its dominance.
The Salvadorans' hopes all but evaporated when Raul Renderos was expelled by Panamanian referee Jafeth Parea for a late high challenge on Roger Rojas.
Rojas got further revenge in the 75th, tacking on a final goal from a loose ball in front of the net.
Garcia's cross into the near post stuck Luciano Emilio and Carrillo, dropping for Rojas, who merely poked the ball inside the near post.
By the final whistle, the rain was unrelenting and had saturated to the point that puddles were visible in several areas and the ball skidded to almost immediate stop
Olimpia will return to the Champions League August 30, hosting the Houston Dynamo, eight days after the U.S. club visits El Salvador.