CIUDAD DE PANAMá. Panama was able to turn the table against El Salvador to win 2-1. It was El Salvador to strike first with an early goal of J. Henriquez at the 1′. Then it was a goal in the 50′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, F. Gondola gave the win to Panama in the 52′ minute with a goal. Panama took advantage of its superior ball possession (56%).
The match was played at the Estadio Rommel Fernández Gutiérrez stadium in Ciudad de Panamá on Wednesday and it started at 1:05 am local time. The referee was Marco Antonio Ortíz Nava assisted by Christian Kiabek Espinosa Zavala and José Martínez. The 4th official was Jorge Antonio Pérez Durán.
- 56 Ball Possession 44
- 27 Total 5
- 8 On Target 3
- 9 Off Target 2
- 10 Shots blocked 0
- 69 Attack 49
- 59 Dangerous attack 27
- 53 Ball safe 59
- 0 Penalties 0
- 12 Corners 2
- 2 Off Sides 2
- 15 Total 15
- 1 Yellow Cards 1
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 4 Substitutions 6
Panama had a strong ball possession 56% while El Salvador was struggling with a 44% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Panama was has a more offensive attitude with 59 dangerous attacks and 27 shots of which 8 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Panama won the match.
Panama shot 27 times, 8 on target, 9 off target. Regarding the opposition, El Salvador shot 5 times, 3 on target, 2 off target.
Panama received 1 yellow card (J. Fajardo). Talking about the opposition, El Salvador received 1 yellow card (B. B. Landaverde Alvarez).
After playing this match, Panama will have 14 points like Mexico to sit in the 4th place. Regarding the opposition, El Salvador will stay with 6 points to hold in the 7th place.
Panama – Formation
Panama started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
The manager Thomas Christiansen Tarín decided to play with the following team: Luis Mejía, Michael Murillo , Fidel Escobar , Andrés Andrade , Eric Davis , Omar Browne , Aníbal Godoy , Adalberto Carrasquilla , César Yanis , Cecilio Waterman and José Fajardo .
The home team had on the bench: E. Guerrero, A. Cooper, Rolando Blackburn, A. Ariano, Cristian Martínez , Freddy Góndola , O. Mosquera, G. Torres, A. Ayarza, C. Blackman, José Luis Rodríguez and J. Calderón.
Panama could not rely on the presence of C. Martinez (injured).
Panama made 4 changes: O. Browne for F. Gondola (46′), C. Waterman for R. Blackburn (62′), J. Fajardo for J. Rodriguez (69′) and C. Yanis for C. Martinez (75′).
Best player: Freddy Góndola
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Panama was Freddy Góndola.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 11 passes (54% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 5. He performed 3 crosses.
His performance was remarkable also because he started the match from the bench before entering the filed in the 46′.
El Salvador – Formation
El Salvador started with a 4-1-3-2 line-up (4-1-3-2).
Hugo Perez played with: Mario González, Bryan Tamacas , Eriq Zavaleta , Ronald Gómez , Alexander Larin , Christian Martínez , Brayan Landaverde , Enrico Hernández , Alex Roldan , Joaquín Rivas and Jairo Mauricio Henriquez .
The following players were sitting on the bench: O. Rodriguez, L. Saravia, K. Carabantes, Eduardo Vigil, M. Cartagena, P. Punyed, Walmer Martinez , Christian Sorto , Kevin Reyes , Darwin Cerén and M. Lemus.
El Salvador could not rely on the presence of E. Vigil (injured).
El Salvador made 5 changes: E. Zavaleta for E. Vigil (38′), B. B. Landaverde Alvarez for D. Ceren (46′), J. Rivas for W. Martinez (46′), C. Martinez for K. Reyes (73′) and J. Henriquez for C. Sorto (80′).
Best player: Jairo Mauricio Henriquez
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for El Salvador was Jairo Mauricio Henriquez.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 21 passes (76% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 3 duels out of 9. He performed 2 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the WC Qualification Concacaf.
- Costa Rica – Honduras – 2-1
- Canada – Mexico – 2-1
- Panama – El Salvador – 2-1