Haiti - FLASH Gold Cup : Victory of the «Grenadiers» [2-1] against the «Ticos» of Costa Rica
XI starting (4-4-2) :
Johny Placide (Without club);
Alex Christian Jr (Ararat-Armenia / Armenia);
Andrew Jean-Baptiste (Umeå FC / Sweden);
Djimy Bend Alexis (AS Capoise / Haiti);
Jems Geffrard (Fresno Football Club, California);
Bryan Alceus (Chartres Football / France);
Derrick Etienne Jr. (Red Bulls / New York)
Steeven Saba (Violette AC / Haiti);
Hervé Bazile (Le Havre / France);
Duckens Nazon (St Mirren / Scotland);
Jonel Désiré (FC Lori / Armenia);
Our Grenadiers had started badly the first period, after a mess with a badly negotiated ball by Djimy Bent Alexis, on an attack of the "Ticos" who scored a goal against his own side at the 13' opening the score in favor of Costa Rica [0-1]
At the the retuen of the locker rooms, dominators the "Ticos" were too confident of their superiority. With good tactics and good discipline our Grenadiers prevented the "Ticos" from scoring a single goal during the whole game and took the lead over the favorite team.
Duckens Nazon, finally found the egalization on a penalty in the 56th, [1-1] then Alexis enjoying an opening, on the left side, bought his goal against his side in the first period, defeating the defense Costa Rican and scoring a second goal for Haiti at 81' [2-1]. No other goal will be scored, despite 5 minutes of overtime.
A historic victory, since this is the first time that Haiti wins all matches in the Pool phase in an official competition.
With this exploit, Haiti has made a faultless in the last 3 games, takes the first place in Group B, avoids face to face with Mexico and will face in the quarter finals the "Canucks" of Canada (2nd in Group A with 3 games, 3 wins and 9 points) Saturday, June 29 at 9 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas
Group B Ranking :
1 - Haiti: 9 points
2 - Costa Rica: 6 points
3 - Bermuda: 3 points
4 - Nicaragua: 0 points
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