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0-2: Canada sinks bottom Honduras

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0-2: Canada sinks bottom Honduras

A goal against Denil Maldonado and one of Jonathan David sealed a 0-2 victory that consolidated this Thursday the selection of Canada at the top of the octagonal end of the Concacaf for the World Cup in Qatar, and buried Honduras in last place in the classification.

The leaders were closer to the World Cup by completing 19 points out of a possible 27 and drawing an abyss with Honduraswho has barely added 3 in nine days.

The selection of Honduras directed by the Colombian Hernán Darío Gómez, could do nothing to stop the passage of the North Americans in the Metropolitan Olympic Stadium of San Pedro Sula.

The H turned to the attack from the initial whistle, but the momentum of the locals lasted 10 minutes, at which time the Honduran central defender Maldonado tipped the balance for the visitors with a headed own goal against which his compatriot, the goalkeeper, could do nothing Luis Lopez.

The early handicap jettisoned the plan of Gomezwho took to the field with three forwards: Anthony Lozano, Romell Kioto and Alberth Elis.

The Hondurans were imprecise in the passes and sometimes without coordination in their lines, against a rival that did not give spaces.

At minute 43, Romell Kyoto He was about to equalize on a counterattack, but the Canadian goalkeeper came out opportune at the end of the action.

In the second half Canadawithout showing a high level of play, continued to play better, with counterattacks, multiplying the work of the defense of Honduraswho continues to suffer in the tie without knowing the victory in nine games, of which they have drawn three and lost six.

Canada did not give up the attack and in minute 47 a shot from jonathan david He was stuck to the right post of López’s goal, who in minute 54 neutralized another attack on the same player.

Anthony Lozanowith poor performance, in minute 58 he headed into the area but his soft shot was contained by the Canadian goalkeeper.

Quito, Elis and Kervin Arriagawho were among the most incisive in the Honduran team’s attack, insisted but could do nothing with the rocky defense of Canada.

The clearest scoring option for Honduras it came in the 70th minute through Arriaga with a powerful header, which was avoided by the Canadian goalkeeper.

The second goal of Canada It was scored in the 73rd minute by Jonathan David.

Albert Elis He encouraged hope with a quick drop, but crashed the ball into the horizontal in the 75th minute.

with the Colombian Gomez On the bench since last October, the Honduran national team has lost its last three qualifying games.

The former coach of Panama, Ecuador, Colombia and Guatemala He replaced the Uruguayan Fabián Coito, who of six games he directed, tied three and lost three.

The next game of Honduras in the qualifiers it will be this Sunday at home against El Salvador. Canada will host the second-placed United States.

– Data sheet:

0.Honduras: Luis Lopez; Wisdom Quayé (Kevin López, m.83), Maynor Figueroa, Denil Maldonado, Diego Rodríguez; Kervin Arriaga, Alfredo Mejía, Edwin Rodríguez; Romell Kioto, Anthony Lozano (Bryan Moya, m.63) and Alberth Elis.

Selector: Hernan Dario Gomez.

2. Canada: Milan Borján; Alistair Johnston, Samuel Adekugbe, Steven Victoria, Samuel Piette (Liam Fraser, m.38); Junior Hoilett, Atiba Hutchinson, Cyle Larin, Taj Buchanan; Scott Kennedy (Kamal Miller, m.80) and Jonathan David (Lucas Cavallini, m.80).

Selector: John Herdmann.

Goals: 0-1, m.10: Denil Maldonado, in his own goal. 0-2, m.73: Jonathan David.

Referee: Daneon Parchment (Jamaica). He showed yellow card to Alfredo Mejía and Wisdom Quayé, from Honduras, and Liam Fraser and Lucas Cavallini, from Canada.

Incidents: Match of the ninth day of the octagonal Concacaf qualifier for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, played at the Metropolitan Olympic Stadium, in San Pedro Sula, in northern Honduras.

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