San Salvador, Nov 16 (EFE) .- El Salvador defeated 'in extremis' by the minimal difference to Monserrat in the League of Nations of Concacaf, a result that allows him to secure his qualification to the 2021 Gold Cup and dream of advancing to the hexagonal final heading to the World Cup in Qatar 2022.
The Salvadorans, who added 12 points and are absolute leaders of Group B of the B League of this competition, missed a large number of goal opportunities and defined the match in the aggregate time.
The victory of the Salvadorans, who fight to keep the sixth place in the Concacaf ranking to ensure their participation in the hexagonal, was combined with the defeat of the Dominican Republic against St. Lucia to seal the ticket to the Gold Cup and League A .RELATED
The game against the Dominicans will be processed, since the Caribbean team has 7 points and has no chance of passing to the Salvadorans.
The victory of the 'Selecta' came from the hand of midfielder Juan Carlos Portillo, who headed a center past and thus defined the future of El Salvador when 2 minutes of aggregate time elapsed.
Monserrat complicated El Salvador with a defensive approach, with which he gave up attacking to try to get a draw on his first visit to Salvadoran territory.
The direct classification to the 2021 Gold Cup is not within reach for those of Monserrat, whose only option to reach that tournament is to defeat Saint Lucia and that El Salvador beats the Dominican Republic to remain second and dispute the playoffs.
– Data sheet:
1. El Salvador: Henry Hernández; Ibsen Castro, Roberto Domínguez, Iván Mancia, Jonathan Jiménez; Gilberto Baires (Darwin Cerén m.44), Narciso Orellana, Óscar Cerén, Jaime Alas (Carlos Portillo m.70), Marvin Monterroza; Rodolfo Zelaya (David Díaz m.65).
Coach: Carlos de los Cobos
0. Monserrat: Corrin Brooks; Dean Mason, Craig Braham, Nathan Pond, Matthew Whichelow (Spencer Daley m.55), Joseph Taylor; Alex Dyer (Solomon Kirnon m.64), James Comley, Brandon Comely, Bradley Woods (Marshall Willok m.79); Jamie Allen
Coach: William Donachieel
Referee: Panamanian Oliver Vergara admonished Salvadoran Roberto Dominguez and Dean Mason of Monserrat.
Incidents: Group B match of the Liga B in the League of Nations of the Concacaf played at the Cuscatlán stadium in San Salvador. EFE