Victor Davila celebrates one of his two goals to help Club Leon to a victory against Violette in the first leg of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals on April 5, 2023 at the Estadio Leon in Leon, Mexico. Photo credit: Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League

The fall of Haiti’s Violette Athletic Club to Mexico’s Club León 5-0 in the Concacaf Champions League Tuesday has left disappointed fans bemoaning the lack of opportunities for the Haitians to get sufficient play.

VAC’s 5-0 loss during the first leg of the quarter-finals is the most decisive defeat in the Champions League so far this season. It sent many Haitians to social media to express their pain, with some echoing the general view that it’s highly unlikely Violette will score five goals in the second leg.


Violette Athletic Club suffered an embarrassing 5-0 loss to Club León in the CONCACAF Champions League.

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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.