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El Salvador equalizes in agony against Jamaica

El Salvador equalizes in agony against Jamaica

El Salvador saved the furniture against Jamaica by equalizing 1-1 in the 90th minute with both Alexander Roldán in a match of the seventh day of the Concacaf qualifiers played at the Cuscatlán stadium.

Midfielder Michail Antonio, a West Ham United player in the English Premier League, put Jamaica ahead in the 82nd minute.

But El Salvador reacted and through Alexander Roldán, a forward for the Seattle Sounders of the United States first division, achieved the equalizer ‘in extremis’ in the 90th minute.

The Blue and White rescued a point after two losses in a row and is penultimate in the octagonal standings with six points.

The Reggae Boyz, meanwhile, are sixth, also with six integers, and accumulate three days without losing.

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The Salvadorans pushed harder in the first half of a game that took place with little fanfare at the Cuscatlán stadium in San Salvador, but the goal did not appear despite having at least five chances to score.

The Jamaicans, for their part, opted for long-distance balls but the barrier imposed by Eriq Zavaleta, Alex Roldán -both players from the United States Major League- and Bryan Tamacas prevented the ball from reaching the goal.

In the 27th minute Leon Bailey took a free kick and sent the ball into the stands, thus wasting the opportunity to give the Jamaica team an advantage.

Ten minutes later, at 37, Salvadoran midfielder Alexander Larín took a right hand that hit the top post and then the ball reached the feet of Brayan Landaverde, whose shot also hit the crossbar.

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In the second half, the Dutch striker Enrico Dueñas had two clear chances on goal but failed to finish.

Those from Jamaica dedicated themselves to defending themselves and had a chance through Oniel Fisher, until Antonio arrived to open the scoring at 82.

Then, at the close of the match, Roldán scored the equalizer and gave El Salvador a valuable point.

On the eighth day of the octagonal, El Salvador will visit Panama and Jamaica will host the United States next Tuesday.

– Data sheet:

1. El Salvador: Mario González; Bryan Tamacas, Alexander Larín, Eriq Zavaleta (m.45, Roberto Domínguez), Alexander Roldán; Cristian Martínez Mena, Ronald Rodríguez, Brayan Landaverde (m.72, Darwin Cerén); Jairo Henríquez, Joaquín Rivas (m.64, Christian Sorto) and Enrico Dueñas (m, 72, Marvin Monterroza).

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Selector: Hugo Pérez.

1. Jamaica: Andre Blakec; Adrian Mariappa, Je-Vaughn Watson (d.63, Devon Williams), Damion Lowe, Kemar Lawrence; Oniel Fisher, Anthony Grant (d.63, Ravel Morrison), Kemar Roofe, Bobby Reid (d.63, Cory Burke); Leon Bailey and Shamar Nicholson.

Selector: Theodore Whitmore.

Referee: Puerto Rican José Torres admonished Grant and Bailey.

Incidents: Match of the seventh date of the octagonal final of the Concacaf qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, played at the Cuscatlán stadium, in San Salvador. EFE (HN)

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