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Qatar assume Honduras in their final match of the CONCACAF Gold Cup group stage on Tuesday at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.
El Maroon crushed Granada 4-0 in their second match of the tournament, while La H scored two goals in the second half to beat Panama 3-2.
Two years after their 2019 Gold Cup failure, finishing last in their group, the Hondurans have taken care of business this time, winning both of their games and scoring seven goals in that span.
This edition of La Bicolor can be sure that this time they will go beyond the group stage, but they will not settle for that as they hope to win their group for the first time since 2013.
To do that, they will have to shut down a team that has been as threatening in attack as they have been, with Qatar scoring seven goals in two games, the same amount as Honduras.
Manager Fabian Coito He’ll be relieved to see his team advance beyond this stage of the competition, but the Uruguayan knows his team needs to be sharper defensively, after conceding two first-half goals against the Panamanians and allowing the same amount. shots on goal (six) as they did in their previous three games combined.
This team has shown the ability to destabilize some strong attackers, especially keeping the Mexicans to zero shots on goal in their last friendly before this tournament, which ended in a 0-0 draw.
On Saturday, La H scored twice in four minutes to erase a 2-1 deficit, the first time he had won when trailing in the second half since defeating Mexico 3-2 in a World Cup qualifier in October. of 2017.
Qatar has been a veritable handful for opposing defenses in their first two games of this tournament, scoring four goals against Grenada, the most this team has scored in a single game since a 5-0 win over Bangladesh in December 2020. .
Felix Sanchez saw his team win their first match in this tournament with sublime football, taking the lead in the 11th minute and never looking back as they dominated from start to finish, moving to second place in Group D with four points.
Despite how good they looked in the final third, Sánchez could be more pleased with how much better they were at the rear, allowing only five shots in total, two on target in front of the Grenadians, limiting them to just 36% of possession.
Sánchez will want them to maintain the same intensity and focus that they had in their second game, especially knowing that they have yet to officially claim a place in the quarterfinals, needing a point against Honduras to secure passage to the last eight.
This team will wish they could play more meaningful matches against teams in CONCACAF as they seem to get the best of them on offense, scoring eight goals in their last three matches against teams in that region.
While they have done well against teams in their own region, their attack has not been as clinical, scoring eight goals in their last five games against teams within Asia.
CF Montreal forward Romell quioto scored a double in his victory on Saturday, his 10th and 11th for his country, as he leads the Hondurans in this competition with three so far.
Quioto replaced the veteran forward Jerry bengtson, who scored in his first game, while Alberth elis started his game Saturday on the wing instead of Edwin solano, Y Walter Martinez sat the full 90 minutes.
Goalkeeper Luis Lopez was as busy as he has been in quite some time for La H, facing six shots against Panama and stopping four, the most shots he has faced since Jamaica fired eight shots at him in a 3-2 win for the Reggae Boyz at the Gold Cup two years ago.
Almoez ali Y Akram Afif scored for Qatar for the second straight game, and Ali is now on par with his teammate Hassan Al-Haydos third all-time with 32 goals, while Afif surpassed Sayed ali bechir to eighth place of all time with his 21st international goal.
Ro-Ro went from a full-back role in his first game to midfield against Granada, as Sánchez employed three from behind with Boualem Khoukhi being flanked by Abdelkarim Hassan Y Tarek salman, which saw its first action from the competition.
Goalkeeper Meshaal Barsham started his third straight game for Qatar, making two saves for his second clean sheet in that span.
Possible starting lineup of Honduras:
L. Lopez; Rodríguez, Pereira, Alvarez, Leveron; Acotsa, Martínez, Flores; Quioto, A. Lopez, Elis
Qatar’s possible starting lineup:
Barsham; Hassan, Al-Rawi, Salman, Kheder; Ahmed, Afif, Boudiaf, Madibo; Ali, Al-Haydos
Correct Score: Honduras 2-2 Qatar
These teams are even, they both scored the same number of goals in their first two games, and the Hondurans conceded one less.
Honduras is already guaranteed a place in the last eight of this competition, and Qatar is likely to join them barring some unforeseen scenario, so both should be content with a single point without risking yellow cards or injuries ahead of the knockout stage. .
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