Real Salt Lake defeats Saprissa, 2-0, in first leg of CONCACAF Champions League semifinals

Alvaro Saborio scored early against his former club and Fabian Espindola added a second-half goal as Real Salt Lake took a giant step toward the CONCACAF Champions League finals with a 2-0 victory over Saprissa in the first leg of the semifinals. The return match is April 5 in San Jose, Costa Rica. In the other series, Monterrey hosts Mexican rival Cruz Azul on Wednesday.

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.

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