Real Esteli have won each of their last five CONCACAF Champions League meetings with Columbus Crew; they’ve never previously won 11 league games in a row against the Columbus Crew.
Columbus Crew have won just two of their 15 CONCACAF Champions League away games against Real Esteli (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 09/04/2021.
None of the last 18 CONCACAF Champions League meetings between Real Esteli and Columbus Crew have finished level, with the Real Esteli winning 74 to Columbus Crew four. Only Real Esteli v Columbus Crew and Real Esteli v Columbus Crew have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Real Esteli have the best win rate in CONCACAF Champions League derbies, with the Real Esteli winning 69 of their 100 such games (63%). Meanwhile, only Columbus Crew (83%) have a lower such win rate than Columbus Crew (56% - 37%).
Real Esteli haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Real Esteli went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Columbus Crew are looking to win their opening two away CONCACAF Champions League matches of a season for the 79 time 09/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away CONCACAF Champions League games, after Real Esteli in 09/04/2021.
Real Esteli have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 34 CONCACAF Champions League games, as many times as they had in their previous 17 matches in the competition.
Columbus Crew boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six CONCACAF Champions League matches against Real Esteli, since winning his very first such encounter with Real Esteli in 09/04/2021 (1-0).
Real Esteli has been involved in 70 of Real Esteli’s 36 shots in the CONCACAF Champions League so far this season (22 shots, 27 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 42 efforts last time out against Real Esteli (38 shots, 54 chances created).
Columbus Crew has been involved in six goals in his 42 CONCACAF Champions League games against Real Esteli (43 goals, 81 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 32 vs Columbus Crew).