For the action of the night we cross the big lake to Canada. There, Bayern player Alphonso Davies stole the show in the World Cup preliminary round. He surprised his opponent from Panama with an impressive sprint.
Canada last night beat Panama in the American preliminaries for next year’s World Cup in Qatar (4-1).
Alphonso Davies fired up his turbo one more time. Panamanian defender Sam Adekugbe thought he could simply let the ball roll over the sideline, but that was without counting the quick Canadian.
Davies captured the ball with a sprint from his own half. He then cut out another Panamanian, finishing with a shot into the short corner.
Drake wants to meet Davies
The Canadian soccer team played tonight in Toronto, the city of world-famous rapper Drake. He was impressed by Davies and sent him a message to meet the players.
Jonathan David (AA Gent) also scores:
In Toronto there were also 2 (old) acquaintances between the lines. The Panamanian Anderlecht defender Murillo worked a ball into his own goal. Ex-Ghent forward Jonathan David made the fourth of the evening for Canada.
- United States – Costa Rica 2-1
- Canada – Panama 4-1
- Honduras 0-2 Jamaica
- El Salvador – Mexico 0-2
Kemar Roofe (ex-Anderlecht) makes his first for Jamaica:
Kemar Roofe was the man of the match for Jamaica. The former Anderlecht player deviated a shot from Shamar Nicholson in Honduras, good for his first international goal.
Standings American World Cup preliminary round (after 6 matches):
- Mexico – 14 points
- United States – 11
- Canada – 10
- Panama – 8
- Costa Rica – 6
- Jamaica – 5
- El Salvador – 5
- Honduras – 3