Panama will play its second Copa América after crushing Costa Rica

Panama will play its second Copa América after crushing Costa
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Panama advanced to semi-finals Concacaf Nations League win 3-1 to Costa Ricaa result that also allows him to qualify for the 2024 Copa America.

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The goals of the matchplayed at the Rommel Fernández Stadium, in Panama City, were scored by Jose Fajardo (twenty-one), José Luis Rodríguez (24) and Edgar Bárcenas (43, penalty) for the locals, while Francisco Calvo (52) discounted for the visit.

With this result Panamawho brought a 3-0 lead from the first legplayed last Thursday in San José, advanced to the semifinals of the Concacaf Nations League.

The Panamanians They were much superior in the entire tiebefore a Costa Rica that despite having a new coach, the Argentine Gustavo Alfaro, gave a poor image.

In the first minutes, Costa Rica came out with more intensitybut Fajardo extinguished any hope of a Costa Rican comeback by minute 21.

Fajardo took advantage of a rejection by goalkeeper Kevin Chamorroafter a great tackle on the right by Michael Amir Murillofrom Olympique de Marseille, to score the first.

The score sank Costa Ricawho saw how three minutes later Rodriguez surprised the goalkeeper with a shot from the left side of the area.

Shortly before the break Bárcenas scored the third from the penalty spot.

In the second half, Costa Rica changed its game with the entry of Joel Campbellwhich managed to give some spark to the Ticos.

It was precisely one of his centers that served Bald to mark headwith some ease, minute 52.

From that moment on, Costa Rica generated dangerbut Panama knew how to resist and launch several counterblows, in the face of excitement of a fan in ecstasy who sees how his team has long ceased to be the Central American Cinderella.

This will be the second time that Panama will play the Copa Américaafter the edition of 2016 Centennial.


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