Panama overcomes Honduras after recovering from a 2-0 deficit

SAN PEDRO SULA. Panama had a astonishing comeback against Honduras.

Panama overcomes Honduras after recovering from a 2-0 deficit

SAN PEDRO SULA. Panama had a fantastic comeback against Honduras.

The match was played at the Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano stadium in San Pedro Sula on Saturday and it started at 1:05 am local time. The referee was Drew Fischer with the help of Chris Wattam and Chantal Boudreau. The 4th official was Adonai Escobedo González. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 23.5 degrees Celsius or 74.26 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 95%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 49 Ball Possession 51
Shots
  • 8 Total 7
  • 4 On Target 3
  • 4 Off Target 2
  • 0 Shots blocked 2
  • 89 Attack 97
  • 42 Dangerous attack 48
  • 80 Ball safe 88
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 5 Corners 3
  • 2 Off Sides 1
Fouls
  • 20 Total 19
  • 4 Yellow Cards 1
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 5 Substitutions 5

Ball possession

The ball possession was not so different. Honduras was in possession of the ball for 49% of the time vs. Panama that controlled the ball for 51% of the time.

Attitude and shots

Panama was more aggressive with 48 dangerous attacks and 7 shots of which 3 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Panama won the match.​

Honduras shot 8 times, 4 on target, 4 off target. Talking about the opposition, Panama shot 7 times, 3 on target, 2 off target.

Cards

Honduras received 4 yellow cards (C. Lozano, A. Elis, L. Lopez and C. Melendez). On the other side, Panama received 1 yellow card (A. Stephens).

Match Timeline

11'
18'
30'
41'
46'
46'
46'
56'
59'
65'
66'
66'
66'
75'
77'
81'
84'
85'
89'
90'

Standings

Standings
28
14
28
14
21
14
11
14

Group A

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5

Group B

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
3
4

Group C

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
10
4
6
4

Group D

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5

Group E

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
9
3
3
3
0
0

    Group F

    Team
    Pts
    Pl
    Last 5
    3
    4

    After playing this match, Honduras will stay with 3 points to remain in the 8th place. Regarding the opposition, Panama will have 11 points to sit in the 4th place.

    Next matches

    In the next match in the WC Qualification Concacaf, Honduras will play away with Costa Rica on the 17th of November with a 3-2 head to head statistic in favor of Honduras (5 draws).

    Panama will host El Salvador on the 17th of November with a 5-3 head to head in favor of Panama (1 draw).

    Honduras – Formation

    Honduras
    G
    Luis López 22.Honduras
    5.2
    84'
    D
    M. Figueroa Róchez 3.Honduras
    6.8
    D
    6.4
    46'
    D
    Carlos Meléndez 16.Honduras
    6.6
    46' 65'
    D
    Omar Elvir 21.Honduras
    6.8
    M
    Alfredo Mejia 8.Honduras
    6.4
    M
    Deybi Flores 20.Honduras
    6.3
    89'
    M
    Alberth Elis 7.Honduras
    7.4
    11' Goals30'
    M
    B. Velásquez Moya 13.Honduras
    7.8
    75' Goals59'
    F
    Alexander López 10.Honduras
    7.0
    46'
    F
    Choco Lozano  9.Honduras
    6.8
    56' 18'
    Substitutes
    G
    R. Lopez 18.Honduras
    D
    C. Meléndez 19.Honduras
    D
    D. Rodríguez 23.Honduras
    5.9
    75'
    D
    Denil Maldonado 15.Honduras
    M
    Bryan Acosta 6.Honduras
    M
    José Pinto 17.Honduras
    M
    Kervin Arriaga 5.Honduras
    7.0
    46'
    F
    Rubilio Castillo 11.Honduras
    89'
    F
    Bryan Róchez 14.Honduras
    6.6
    56'
    F
    Romell Quioto 12.Honduras

    Honduras started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

    The manager Hernán Darío Gómez Jaramillo decided to play with the following team: Luis Lopez (5.2), Kevin Álvarez (6.4), Carlos Meléndez (6.6), Maynor Figueroa (6.8), Omar Elvir (6.8), Alberth Elis (7.4), Alfredo Mejía (6.4), Deybi Flores (6.3), Brayan Moya (7.8), Anthony Lozano (6.8) and Alexander López (7.0).

    The home team had on the bench: Rubilio Castillo, Bryan Rochez (6.6), Marcelo Pereira, Romell Quioto, Christopher Meléndez, Bryan Acosta, José Pinto, Diego Rodríguez (5.9), Kervin Arriaga (7.0), Roberto Lopez, Denil Maldonado and Edrick Menjívar.

    Substitutions

    Honduras made 5 changes: K. Alvarez for C. Melendez (46′), A. Lopez for K. Arriaga (46′), C. Lozano for B. Rochez (56′), B. Moya for D. Rodriguez (75′) and D. Flores for R. Castillo (89′).

    Best player: Brayan Moya​

    The most impressive player for Honduras was Brayan Moya.

    His rating is (7.8) with 1 goal, 10 passes (90% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 9.

    Panama – Formation

    Panama
    G
    Luis Mejía 1.Panama
    6.4
    D
    Éric Davis  15.Panama
    7.4
    Goals85'
    D
    Fidel Escobar 4.Panama
    6.8
    D
    Amir Murillo 23.Panama
    6.7
    D
    Andrés Andrade 16.Panama
    6.4
    M
    A. Cooper Whitaker 11.Panama
    6.5
    90'
    M
    5.5
    66'
    M
    6.7
    F
    Rolando Blackburn 14.Panama
    6.4
    66'
    F
    Alfredo Stephens 19.Panama
    6.8
    46' 41'
    F
    Freddy Góndola 20.Panama
    6.6
    66'
    Substitutes
    G
    Orlando Mosquera 22.Panama
    G
    J. Calderón 12.Panama
    D
    A. Ariano 3.Panama
    D
    Jiovany Ramos 13.Panama
    M
    Puma 7.Panama
    M
    A. Ayarza 5.Panama
    90'
    M
    Omar Browne 10.Panama
    7.1
    46'
    M
    7.4
    66' Goals81'
    M
    César Blackman 2.Panama
    F
    José Fajardo 17.Panama
    7.1
    66'
    F
    Cecilio Waterman 18.Panama
    6.9
    66' Goals77'
    F
    G. Torres 9.Panama

    Panama started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

    Thomas Christiansen Tarín played with: Luis Mejía (6.4), Michael Murillo (6.7), Fidel Escobar (6.8), Andrés Andrade (6.4), Eric Davis (7.4), Cristian Martínez (5.5), Armando Cooper (6.5), Adalberto Carrasquilla (6.7), Alfredo Stephens (6.8), Rolando Blackburn (6.4) and Freddy Góndola (6.6).

    They had on the bench: Orlando Mosquera, José Luis Rodríguez, José Fajardo (7.1), Cecilio Waterman (6.9), Azmahar Ariano, Abdiel Ayarza, Omar Browne (7.1), César Yanis (7.4), César Blackman, José Calderón, Gabriel Torres and Jiovany Ramos.

    Substitutions

    Panama made 5 changes: A. Stephens for O. Browne (46′), R. Blackburn for J. Fajardo (66′), C. Martinez for C. Yanis (66′), F. Gondola for C. Waterman (66′) and A. Cooper for A. Ayarza (90′).

    Best player: Eric Davis​

    The most impressive player for Panama was Eric Davis.

    His rating is (7.4) with 1 goal, 37 passes (67% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 10. He performed 5 crosses.

    Results of the day

    These are the results of the day in the WC Qualification Concacaf.​