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El Salvador Vs. Cuba, 2012 Olympic Qualifying: El Salvador Blows Past Cuba

Cuba had a man sent off in their first match of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament and it didn't go well, as the U.S. defeated them 6-0. Even so, they decided to give playing with 10 men a try once more, picking up another run card in their second match of the tournament against El Salvador. Unsurprisingly, it didn't go well again as El Salvador cruised to an easy 4-0 win.

El Salvador were up a goal after just four minutes thanks to good work by Jaime Alas. The midfielder jumped on a loose ball and beat the Cuba defense before crossing for Lester Blanco, who did well to create space and then had a simple finish.

Down a goal, Cuba grabbed a hold of the match and put El Salvador under some sustained pressure, but Carlos Domingo Francisco picked up his second yellow card when he was late to challenge Blanco and Cuba's chances were gone.

Andre Flores picked up the first of his two goals when he volleyed from six yards to double El Salvador's lead before Richard Menjivar took a feed from Alas for the third goal of the match. Flores added his second goal in the 80th minute and El Salvador had their first win in the Olympic qualifying tournament since 1996.