Ten-man Martinique, sparked by 9 saves from goalkeeper Yannis Clementia, held off El Salvador for a 2-1 Group C victory within the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Monday. Martinique, eradicated within the group stage within the crew’s previous 5 Gold Cup appearances, had objectives from Patrick Burner within the eleventh minute and Kevin Fortune within the sixteenth, plus a late penalty-shot save by Clementia. After Jonathan Rivierez was despatched off with a crimson card within the forty eighth minute, the Caribbean facet tightened defensively and denied the Salvadorans a purpose till the dying seconds of additional time.
In a later match, Panama defeated Costa Rica 2-1 on the dwelling stadium of Main League Soccer’s Inter Miami, quickly to be the membership of Argentine star Lionel Messi.
Panama opened the scoring within the twenty third minute on Jose Fajardo’s header off a centering move from Eric Davis.
The Ticos have been denied within the twenty fifth when Panama keeper Orlando Mosquera was caught properly away from the woodwork however nonetheless capable of deny a chip from Costa Rican teen Josimar Alcocer.
Unmarked Edgar Barcenas gave Panama a 2-0 lead within the 68th minute when he took a centering move within the coronary heart of the penalty space from Michael Murillo and nodded in a header off the left submit.
Costa Rica scored within the first of three minutes of stoppage time on a give-and-go purpose from a steep angle off the left foot of Aaron Suarez.
It will likely be a battle for the group lead when Panama and Martinique meet Friday in Harrison, New Jersey.
Salvadoran turnovers arrange each Martinique objectives, the primary after a cross-field move discovered onrushing full again Burner, who fired a left-footed shot over a sliding defender and simply contained in the far submit.
Barely 5 minutes later, an interception by Brighton Lebeau and a arrange move from Karel Fabien led to Fortune blasting in a one-touch shot off the skin of his proper foot from the guts of the field to present “Les Matinino” a 2-0 benefit.
Martinique was surprised when Rivierez was issued a crimson card for a tough sort out early within the second half, the rest of which they spent a person down.
The Salvadorans pressed the assault however Martinique disrupted it and Clementia made crisp saves, one a diving cease, on pictures from the left facet.
On a video overview, El Salvador was awarded a penalty kick by Mexican referee Adonai Escobedo within the 83rd minute.
However Jairo Henriquez’s blast, aimed for the left facet of the purpose, was deflected broad on a full-extension dive proper by Clementia to maintain the Central American facet scoreless.
Clementia was denied a clear sheet late within the fifth and closing minute of stoppage time when Jean-Claude Michalet was whistled for a hand ball within the penalty space.
Salvadoran captain Bryan Tamacas fired a penalty shot that clipped off the proper foot of diving Clementia and went into the online, just for the ultimate whistle to sound moments after a restart.