Panama Vs. Guadeloupe, Gold Cup 2011: Guadeloupe Gets One Back

Panama could be excused for falling asleep. Leading 3-0, up a man and having dominated the first 64 minutes they probably thought the match was over and that they could cruise the rest of the way. Guadeloupe wasn't giving up though. With Panama napping, Brice Jovial charged forward and got Guadeloupe on the board to cut the lead to 3-1.

Jovial had the ball knocked down for him just outside the box and easily ran past one defender. Another defender just watched and Jovial was in on goal. His initial shot was saved, but the rebound bounced right back to him and he put it into the empty net to get Guadeloupe a goal.

As much as Panama could be excused for falling asleep, this goal could come back to haunt them. If the United States and Canada finish first and second in Group C, Panama will have to be one of the two best third place finishers in the tournament. That is often determined by goal difference so every goal matters. Hopefully for Panama, this one won't.

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