Panama recovers a 0-1 deficit to beat El Salvador 2-1

CIUDAD DE PANAMá. Panama was capable to turn the table against El Salvador to win 2-1.

Panama recovers a 0-1 deficit to beat El Salvador 2-1

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.

Match Statistics​

  • 56 Ball Possession 44
Shots
  • 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
Fouls
  • 15 Total 15
  • 1 Yellow Cards 1
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 4 Substitutions 6

Ball possession

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.

Cards

Panama received 1 yellow card (J. Fajardo). Talking about the opposition, El Salvador received 1 yellow card (B. B. Landaverde Alvarez).

Match Timeline

1'
6'
38'
46'
46'
46'
50'
52'
Rolando Blackburn- sub ->C. Waterman
62'
65'
69'
73'
Cristian Martínez- sub ->C. Yanis
75'
80'

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, 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.

    Next matches

    Panama – Formation

    Panama
    G
    Luis Mejía 1.Panama
    6.6
    D
    Éric Davis  15.Panama
    7.4
    D
    Fidel Escobar 4.Panama
    6.8
    D
    Amir Murillo 23.Panama
    7.8
    D
    Andrés Andrade 16.Panama
    6.3
    M
    Aníbal Godoy 20.Panama
    7.4
    M
    7.2
    75'
    M
    7.6
    M
    Omar Browne 10.Panama
    7.2
    46'
    F
    Cecilio Waterman 18.Panama
    6.9
    62' Goals50'
    F
    José Fajardo 17.Panama
    6.5
    69' 65'
    Substitutes
    G
    Orlando Mosquera 22.Panama
    G
    J. Calderón 12.Panama
    D
    A. Ariano 3.Panama
    M
    Eduardo Guerrero 19.Panama
    M
    A. Cooper 11.Panama
    M
    6.2
    75'
    M
    A. Ayarza 5.Panama
    M
    César Blackman 2.Panama
    M
    Puma 7.Panama
    6.5
    69'
    F
    Rolando Blackburn 14.Panama
    6.4
    62'
    F
    Freddy Góndola 13.Panama
    8.3
    46' Goals52'
    F
    G. Torres 9.Panama

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

    The manager Thomas Christiansen Tarín decided to play with the following team: Luis Mejía (6.6), Michael Murillo (7.8), Fidel Escobar (6.8), Andrés Andrade (6.3), Eric Davis (7.4), Omar Browne (7.2), Aníbal Godoy (7.4), Adalberto Carrasquilla (7.6), César Yanis (7.2), Cecilio Waterman (6.9) and José Fajardo (6.5).

    The home team had on the bench: E. Guerrero, A. Cooper, Rolando Blackburn (6.4), A. Ariano, Cristian Martínez (6.2), Freddy Góndola (8.3), O. Mosquera, G. Torres, A. Ayarza, C. Blackman, José Luis Rodríguez (6.5) and J. Calderón.

    Panama could not rely on the presence of C. Martinez (injured).

    Substitutions

    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 is (8.3) with 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
    G
    Mario González 1.El Salvador
    7.2
    D
    Eriq Zavaleta 4.El Salvador
    6.9
    38'
    D
    A. Larín Hernández 13.El Salvador
    7.2
    D
    Bryan Tamacas  21.El Salvador
    6.5
    D
    Ronald Rodríguez Gómez 5.El Salvador
    7.1
    M
    6.8
    46' 6'
    M
    Christian Martínez 6.El Salvador
    6.2
    73'
    M
    Álex Roldán 15.El Salvador
    6.1
    M
    Enrico Dueñas 20.El Salvador
    6.9
    F
    Jairo Henriquez Ferrufino 17.El Salvador
    7.4
    80' Goals1'
    F
    Joaquín Rivas 11.El Salvador
    6.6
    46'
    Substitutes
    G
    K. Carabantes 22.El Salvador
    D
    L. Saravia 3.USA
    D
    E. Vigil 16.El Salvador
    7.0
    38'
    D
    M. Ochoa 2.El Salvador
    M
    Óscar Rodríguez 12.El Salvador
    M
    Melvin Cartagena 23.El Salvador
    M
    Pablo Punyed 10.El Salvador
    M
    Kevin Reyes 19.El Salvador
    6.6
    73'
    M
    D. Cerén 7.El Salvador
    6.4
    46'
    F
    Walmer Martínez 9.El Salvador
    6.2
    46'
    F
    Christian Sorto 14.El Salvador
    6.8
    80'

    El Salvador started with a 4-1-3-2 line-up (4-1-3-2).

    Hugo Perez played with: Mario González (7.2), Bryan Tamacas (6.5), Eriq Zavaleta (6.9), Ronald Gómez (7.1), Alexander Larin (7.2), Christian Martínez (6.2), Brayan Landaverde (6.8), Enrico Hernández (6.9), Alex Roldan (6.1), Joaquín Rivas (6.6) and Jairo Mauricio Henriquez (7.4).

    The following players were sitting on the bench: O. Rodriguez, L. Saravia, K. Carabantes, Eduardo Vigil (7.0), M. Cartagena, P. Punyed, Walmer Martinez (6.2), Christian Sorto (6.8), Kevin Reyes (6.6), Darwin Cerén (6.4) and M. Lemus.

    El Salvador could not rely on the presence of E. Vigil (injured).

    Substitutions

    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 is (7.4) with 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.​