09/06/2021 at 3:36 AM CEST
Panama beat Jamaica 0-3 away this Sunday on the second day of the final draw of the Concacaf qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
In the 3 minute, Alberto Quintero gave the first goal opportunity when he combined in a play with Édgar Yoel Bárcenas, who finished off, but his shot was controlled by a defender.
The team from Jamaica disturbed the Panamanian goal with Kemar Roofe, who found a loose ball, but his shot went over the goal guarded by Luis Mejía.
The pressure from the Panamanians paid off in the 14th minute, when center-back Andrés Andrade stole a ball in the middle, advanced a few meters and shot with his right at Blake’s goal for the 0-1.
The Jamaicans tried to change their game by playing with balls, but the Panamanian defense was always attentive to defuse each attack of the rival.
Panama increased the count in the 39th minute after a Davis cross in which Rolando Blackburn appeared with a powerful header to make it 0-2.
With that result, Panama handled the game more calmly until the Salvadoran referee Ismael Cornejo finished the first half.
At the start of the second period, Jamaica came out to push harder and in search of the discount.
Despite the pressure of the rival, Panama every time he stepped on the accelerator created danger. In the 59th Alfredo Stephens won a ball at speed, he gave the ball back for Cecilio Waterman to finish, but it reached the hands of Blake.
In the 74th minute Jamaica tried with a Corey Burke shot, but Mejía controlled without problems.
Two minutes later, Mejía was once again the protagonist when he got a clear shot from a goal by Shamar Nicholson.
Jamaica played better and in the 80th minute he knocked on the door again with a header from Roofe, but Mejía with a slap deflected the ball and saved the Panamanians again.
However, when Jamaica dominated, in the 81st minute it was 0-3 for Panama in a pass from Adalberto Carrasquilla to Waterman, who took out two defenders and defined with a soft touch of the left foot before the exit of goalkeeper Blake.
With the 0-3, Panama was dedicated to handling the ball and only waited for the end of a match that came out of his mouth.
The Panamanian team, coached by Hispano-Danish Thomas Christiansen, accumulated four points in the standings, while Jamaica has yet to add any.