Panama attacks the United States

The Canaleiros returned against the hosts and opened the door to qualifying for the 2024 Copa America; Uruguay with a foot and a half in the quarter-finals

Atlanta, United States – The Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, witnessed a historic victory for Panama, today, Thursday, by defeating the host of the 2024 Copa America, the United States, 2-1 in a heated match that did not end. With 22 men on the field on the second day of Group C.

Panama now has a chance to qualify and will look to secure a ticket to face Bolivia, while the United States, with its complex outlook, will face a tough battle against Uruguay, who qualify for the quarter-finals with a foot and a half to spare.

Florian Balogun scored his second goal of the tournament in the 22nd minute to give his side a 1-0 lead after his side were reduced to 10 men following Timothy Weah’s dismissal in the 18th minute.

The Canaleros responded immediately and equalized in the 26th minute of the match with a goal scored by Cesar Blackman. The Central American national team did not achieve the historic victory for their country until the second half thanks to a goal by Jose Fajardo in the 83rd minute. Five minutes later, Panama also suffered the expulsion of Adalberto Carrasquilla in the 88th minute.

With this result, the classification becomes complicated for the United States, which remains with 3 units in second place, while Panama follows it with 3 units also in third place with a goal difference of only (-1), opening the door for it. To aspire to the next stage.

Uruguay, one and a half feet

Uruguay beat Bolivia and top Group 3 after winning 5-0 to reach 6 points.

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Coach Marcelo Bielsa’s team achieved its second victory in the continental championship, while Bolivia ranked fourth in the region, without points, but still has a chance to qualify.

Facundo Pellistri opened the scoring in the 8th minute; Darwin Nunez and Maximiliano Araujo scored again for Celeste in the 21st and 77th minutes respectively, with Federico Valverde completing the scoring in the 81st minute and Rodrigo Bentancur in the 88th minute.

Despite his two Copa America victories, Gara Charrão is not yet assured of his classification, as the four members of Group C have sporting potential.

The United States will end the group stage by facing Uruguay in a decisive confrontation that will be held on July 1 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, at six in the evening. While Panama faces Bolivia on the same day and at the same time at Inter & Co Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

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