It took 29 minutes for Panama to get their first goal against Guadeloupe, but just three minutes more to get their second goal. Luis Tejada picked up the assist on the Panamanians' first goal of the match, but decided to do the finishing for the second and just 32 minutes into their Gold Cup campaign Panama has themselves a 2-0 lead.
Armando Cooper ran onto a long ball from midfield and gathered it 30 yards from goal. A couple touches later, he found Tejada streaking down the center. Tejada didn't take the best of first touches, but he managed to gather the ball and continue running at the defense. A hesitation and cutback later, the Guadeloupe defenders were on the ground and out of position, making it an easy finish for Tejada.
It is a fitting 2-0 lead for Panama. Guadeloupe may have been the darlings of the 2007 Gold Cup by making the semifinals, but they have been no match for the dominant Panamanians.