Panama comes back from 2-0 and buries Honduras in the Concacaf tie

Cecilio Waterman, César Yanis and Éric Davis scored the goals for the Panamanian victory in San Pedro Sula

SAN PEDRO SULA – Ten minutes was enough for Panama to clinch the 3-2 win, in a thrilling comeback over Honduras, at the Metropolitan Olympic Stadium, in San Pedro Sula, for the seventh day of the Concacaf tie heading to Qatar 2022.

Honduras had done all the work, but its captain, the experienced Maynor figueroa He made huge mistakes that cost his team the game, which is left with just 3 points in the basement of the table, after 4 defeats and 3 draws. ‘La H’ still does not know what it is to win in the octagonal and begins to lose hope to fight, at least, for the playoff.

The Colombian Hernán ‘el Bolillo’ Gómez He made his debut as technical director of the Hondurans and until minute 77 it seemed that he was starting with victory, but his team suffered from fateful moments at the end.

Cecilio Waterman, César Yanis and Éric Davis They scored for Panama to get their third victory and reach 11 points in the tie to continue in the fight for a direct ticket to the World Cup next year.

The match

Panama did little to win, they tried to attack in the first minutes, but the locals immediately took over the ball and dominated until the 75th minute.

It was a game of defensive errors. The scoreboard opened at minute 30, when Alberth elis left on the way to Eric Davis to cross the goalkeeper, after a long stroke from Omar Elvir.

The second goal reached 59 ‘, after Cristian Martinez will fail in his attempt to clear the ball and will leave the frame facing the Brayan moya, who did not forgive.

It seemed that victory was cooked for Honduras, but very marked errors in the last line changed history.

Cecilo Waterman He got the discount by taking advantage of the fact that Maynor Figueroa was confident and did not attack the ball, thinking that he was alone in the area. The goalkeeper Luis Lopez He did not go out and Waterman, who had entered exchange, celebrated at 77.

Only three minutes later came equality, when César Yanis beat goalkeeper López with a ‘balloon’, after receiving a ball from Omar Browne that washed over the local defenders.

And the worst came to 85 ‘. Figueroa could not clear a ball and forced the hasty departure of Luis López, who committed a foul on the edge of the area. The referee only showed him the yellow card, when all the Panamanians claimed red.

In the free kick Jose Fajardo He charged masterfully so that the ball passed the barrier and surprised López on the opposite post to sentence the victory of the Panamanians.


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Panama comes back from 2-0 and buries Honduras in the Concacaf tie