Honduras secures its ticket to the next round of the Gold Cup and puts Panama in trouble

The catrachos achieved their second victory of the contest and Panama will have to wait the last day to seek their classification

A doublet of Romell Quioto and a tremendous definition of Alexander Lopez, gave Honduras the victory 3-2 over Panama, on the second day of Group D of the 2021 Gold Cup, so the catrachos assured their qualification to the next round, while ‘the canaleros’ will have to wait for a combination of results on the last day.

From this account, those led by Fabián Coito They showed their forcefulness in the attack to make a difference, in a match where there were several interventions from the VAR that the referee Bakary Gassama had to consult.

The first moments of the engagement were intense on both areas with the support of the fans in the stands. In fact, Honduras had found the way to cause damage through Romell Quioto, however, the goal action was annulled after the review in the VAR by the referee Bakary Gassama.

The catrachos continued with the pressure in the rival area and that was how at minute 21 ‘they opened the scoring. Midfielder Alexander López gave a luxury assist to Romell Quioto that within the area correctly defines the back of the arc, placing the 1-0 of the compromise.

Just in the half hour of play, Panama appeared to equalize the actions through the penalty. Defender Maynor Figueroa extended his hand into the area and the ball crashed into his limb, for which the maximum penalty was decreed. To the collection came Eric Davis to finalize the tie.

Before going into halftime, Panama scored their goal of the match. Alberto Quintero overflowed on the right side and sent a cross that crossed the entire area and appeared Caesar Yanis to the second post to push the ball to the back of the goal and place the 2-1 in favor of the channels.

In the complementary part, Honduras came out with an offensive proposal to look for the goals. In fact, referee Bakary Gassama had scored a penalty in his favor, however, when reviewing the action in the VAR, he ruled out the foul on Maynor Figueroa.

At minute 60 ‘the magic of Alexander Lopez. The catracho midfielder took advantage of a rebound inside the area and without thinking he took the ball with his right leg to hit it and save it to the back of the net for the 2-2 game.

With the spirit in their favor, Honduras found the third goal of the commitment. A long ball from defense allowed Romell Quioto appear between the two Panamanian centrals to accommodate the ball and face the rival goalkeeper hand in hand to define with a right to the back of the goal and score the 3-2 for Honduras.

The positive result allows Honduras to think about the Quarterfinals, while Panama will have to look for the three points at the end of the classification.



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