UNCAF U-20: Honduras, Guatemala post narrow wins

Action from Central American U-20 qualifying match between host Panama and Guatemala (white jersey) on July 10, 2016, in Panama City, Panama.

PANAMA CITY, Panama – Only two sides remain unbeaten – but none perfect -- in Central American qualifying for the 2017 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship as Honduras and Guatemala emerged victorious from a pair of games on Sunday at the Estadio Maracana.

Remarkably, each encounter produced game-winning goals in the 68th minute and Reyes was the last name of each decisive scorer.

CONCACAF.com takes a look at the action:

Reyes reigns for Honduras Cristian Avila gave Honduras a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute, only for El Salvador to level through Jose Enrique Contreras 15 minutes later. Jose Alejandro Reyes broke the stalemate in the 68th minute, striking off a free kick to make it 2-1. Eight cautions were issued in the match, five to the Hondurans.

Guatemala’s Reyes on target … After goalkeeper Juan Loaiza fouled Jose Carlos Martinez in the box, Durban Reyes buried a penalty kick into the right side of the net in the 68th minute to give Guatemala a 1-0 win over host Panama. The match featured 10 yellow cards, six of which were issued to the Guatemalans.



Estadio Maracana – El Chorrillo, Panama City, Panama

July 8–16, 2016


July 8, 2016

Guatemala 2, Honduras 2

Brolin Valdizon 6’; Esteban Garcia 42’ / Foslyn Grant 45’+1; Sendel Cruz 46’

Panama 6, Nicaragua 0

Cesar Blackman 36’; Leandro Avila 48’, 53’, 56’; Isidoro Hinestroza 67’, 89’


July 10, 2016

Honduras 2, El Salvador 1

Cristian Avila 10’; Jose Alejandro Reyes 68’ / Jose Enrique Contreras 25’

Panama 0, Guatemala 1

Durban Reyes 68’ pen



Honduras 2-1-1-0-4-3-4

Guatemala 2-1-1-0-3-2-4

Panama 2-1-0-1-6-1-3

El Salvador 1-0-0-1-1-2-0

Nicaragua 1-0-0-1-0-6-0


July 12, 2016: Nicaragua v Honduras; Guatemala v El Salvador

July 14, 2016: El Salvador v Nicaragua; Panama v Honduras

July 16, 2016: Nicaragua v Guatemala; Panama v El Salvador