The cuban soccer team achieved this Thursday an important 1-0 victory over barbados during his visit to the Wildey Turf stadium on that Caribbean island, and consolidated himself as the leader of group A, corresponding to the second level of the CONCACAF Nations League.
The team, led by Pablo Elier Sánchez, reached 12 points and only a debacle would take away their ticket to the Gold Cup and promotion to level A of the regional tournament for national teams, according to a report from the sports portal Hit.
⌛ The #CNL battle between @barbadosFA 🇧🇧 and Cuba 🇨🇺 is over, with Cuba taking a 1-0 win!@qatarairways pic.twitter.com/5BwYeY50vK
—Concacaf Nations League (@CNationsLeague) March 24, 2023
The target, signed by Maykel Reyes in the third minute of the game, made us think of a win, but two annulled annotations to Karel Espino due to an advanced position, and another to Maikel himself for a similar reason, put down that possibility, this source points out.
Beyond the victory, the outcome becomes more relevant for the Cubans considering that they had one less player on the field from minute 34, due to the expulsion of defender Yosel Piedra for a double warning.
Faced with this scenario, the Cuban strategist reorganized his proposal and “sacrificed attack men to take care of the gate that finally came to zero.”
Even with a numerical disadvantage, the Cuban team touched the ball more, maintained possession and shot more on goal.
On the same day, the Guadeloupe team, which remained tied with the Cubans, fell to its counterpart from Antigua and Barbuda and both are now three points behind the Cuban representative.
Cuba will assume the next duels of the CONCACAF Nations League without Onel Hernández
The goal difference favors the Cubans so much that in the last matchday only a 0-4 defeat against the Guadeloupeans would cut off those chances, he points out. Hit. They would also be out if there was a close defeat, along with Antigua’s seven-plus win over Barbados in the next game.
The Cuban team will perform again next Sunday on the synthetic field of the Antonio Maceo stadium, in Santiago de Cuba, where they will receive Guadalupe.