Ten-guy Martinique, sparked by means of 9 saves from goalkeeper Yannis Clementia, held off El Salvador for a 2-1 Group C victory inside the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Monday.
Martinique, removed in the institution level within the crew’s beyond five Gold Cup appearances, had goals from Patrick Burner within the eleventh minute and Kevin Fortune in the sixteenth, plus a past due penalty-shot save with the aid of Clementia.
After Jonathan Rivierez become despatched off with a purple card within the forty eighth minute, the Caribbean facet tightened defensively and denied the Salvadorans a aim till the loss of life seconds of extra time.
In a later suit, Panama defeated Costa Rica 2-1 at the house stadium of Major League Soccer’s Inter Miami, quickly to be the club of Argentine star Lionel Messi.
Panama opened the scoring in the 23rd minute on Jose Fajardo’s header off a centering bypass from Eric Davis.
The Ticos were denied in the twenty fifth while Panama keeper Orlando Mosquera was stuck well far from the woodwork however nonetheless able to deny a chip from Costa Rican youngster Josimar Alcocer.
Unmarked Edgar Barcenas gave Panama a 2-zero lead inside the 68th minute whilst he took a centering bypass within the heart of the penalty location from Michael Murillo and nodded in a header off the left submit.
Costa Rica scored inside the first of three mins of stoppage time on a supply-and-pass aim from a steep angle off the left foot of Aaron Suarez.
It could be a combat for the institution lead while Panama and Martinique meet Friday in Harrison, New Jersey.
Salvadoran turnovers set up each Martinique desires, the first after a pass-subject bypass found onrushing complete again Burner, who fired a left-footed shot over a sliding defender and just in the a ways post.
Barely five mins later, an interception by using Brighton Lebeau and a hard and fast up bypass from Karel Fabien led to Fortune blasting in a one-touch shot off the outside of his right foot from the coronary heart of the container to give “Les Matinino” a 2-0 gain.
Martinique become taken aback whilst Rivierez changed into issued a purple card for a hard tackle early within the 2d 1/2, the remainder of which they spent a man down.
The Salvadorans pressed the attack however Martinique disrupted it and Clementia made crisp saves, one a diving stop, on photographs from the left side.
On a video assessment, El Salvador turned into provided a penalty kick by Mexican referee Adonai Escobedo inside the 83rd minute.
But Jairo Henriquez’s blast, aimed for the left side of the aim, changed into deflected extensive on a full-extension dive proper by using Clementia to keep the Central American aspect scoreless.
Clementia was denied a easy sheet overdue inside the fifth and final minute of stoppage time when Jean-Claude Michalet changed into whistled for a hand ball inside the penalty location.
Salvadoran captain Bryan Tamacas fired a penalty shot that clipped off the proper foot of diving Clementia and went into the internet, simplest for the final whistle to sound moments after a restart.