FRISCO, Texas – Alexander Roldan scored on his debut for the El Salvador national team to help his team to a 2-0 win over Guatemala in Group A of the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup on Sunday night at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas .
With the result, El Salvador leads Group A with three points.
It was a very close first 45 minutes between the two teams, with the El Salvador team generating more opportunities through the playmakers Joshua Perez Y Juan Portillo, but they couldn’t beat the goalkeeper Nicholas hagen.
Shortly before the break, the best opportunity came for Guatemala in a counterattack in which Jairo arreola had a good chance of scoring, but his shot went over the crossbar.
El Salvador continued to advance and after a header from Jairo henriquez in front of the goal in 55 ‘, Portillo seemed ready to break the tie in 61’, the shot with his left foot went wide.
Midfielder and captain Marvin monterroza He was the next to seek the goal in the 75th minute after a good job by Pérez, but the Guatemalan defense remained firm.
The first goal finally in 81 ‘for El Salvador, when a ball fell at the feet of Alexander Roldan, whose right-footed shot ended up in the nets to give El Salvador a 1-0 lead.
Guatemala sought to respond and Darwin lom had a chance in stoppage time, but it was denied in a big way by the Salvadoran goalkeeper Mario Gonzalez.
El Salvador ended the night with a goal in the final seconds, when the second-half substitute, Joaquin Rivas received a pass from Walter Martinez and took a left-footed shot to complete the score of 2-0.
This article was taken from the official Concacaf website.