Panama defeated by the slightest difference USA, on Day 5 of the Concacaf Playoffs for the Qatar World Cup 2022. It took 6 years for the Canaleros to defeat the set of the ‘Stars and Stripes’, they had not done it since the Gold Cup 2015.
In the first half, the locals had the clearest plays, but they forgave the visitors, who generated very little sense of danger in the rival area.
Edgar Bárcenas narrowly and score an Olympic goal at minute 27. Afterwards, Freddy Gondola He was left alone facing the goal and crashed the ball into the body of Matthew Turner.
At 54 ‘, Éric Davis took a corner kick with a tight camber, Hannibal Godoy He ran to the first post and with his head put the final 1-0.
The captain of the Red tide He felt muscular discomfort and left the field of play on a stretcher, while thousands of fans shouted his name at the Rommel Fernández Stadium.
Gregg Berhalter He moved his pieces to face the last half hour of the match, he put in Cristian Roldán, DeAndre Yedlin and Ricardo Pepi, a forward center of FC Dallas who has dual nationality and did not want to play with the Mexican team.
Play was stopped for a few minutes for doctors to check on Kelly’s Acosta and Armando Cooper after a brutal clash of heads. The goalkeeper Luis Mejia He had a very quiet afternoon, but even so those led by Thomas Christiansen made time not to lose the 3 points.
With this result, Panama reached 8 points and climbed to third position in the Octagonal Final from ConcacafIt is only surpassed by Mexico and the United States.
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