Canada had no sympathy for El Salvador

The Canadians, who won their first Olympic gold medal in women's soccer at Tokyo 2020, deservedly beat Selecta Femenina in Houston.

Savior Tonight lost 6-0 to Canada in the first match of Group C Gold Cup W. The one led by Eric Acuña, who felt like a local at all times at Shell Energy Stadium with the support of a large number of fans, failed in both areas. 4,421 people paid their tickets for the match that began writing the future of the two countries in the CONCACAF Championship.

Next Sunday, the women's team will try to beat Costa Rica to continue the mathematical options to qualify for the quarter-finals.

The team that wins is unaffected: Eric Acuña put the same starting 11 players on the field that beat Guatemala 3-1 a few days ago in Los Angeles in their first match in Houston. The coach's plans quickly collapsed when Chloe Lacasse scored with the left foot in the third minute.

The Arsenal player received a pass from her colleague Adriana Leon, so she took off Elie Hernandez's mark in one movement and shot into the goal. The ball passed between Priscilla Ortiz's legs and ended with a goal despite Idalia Serrano's intention to avoid a 1-0 scoreline.

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El Salvador was shocked by the early goal and was unable to resist the continuous attacks of the Canadians, who were determined to settle the match in the first half. The current world number 10 has not slowed down, continuing to create dangerous chances, especially on the flanks. In the 24th minute, Jordin Heitema, almost by mistake, sent the ball into the back net after a pass from Chloe Lacasse.

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The Salvadorans experienced moments of confusion and were unable to find a way to play head-to-head with their opponent. In the 28th minute, there was a loss of the ball on the Canadian field, which managed to finish off a counterattack with three touches. With an empty-net goal, Adriana Leon calmly found it with her right foot.

This was the second assist for Lacasse, who participated in the hat-trick in a first half, a dream for the Canadians and nightmares for El Salvador. It is worth noting that Acuña made two changes during the tragic moment: in the 25th minute, Danielle Fuentes left and Dania Gutierrez entered. After 6 minutes, Juana Plata left her place for Irma Hernandez.

At the start of the second half, Isabella Recinos came on for Victoria Meza, who had suffered a problem with her fifth metatarsal a few days earlier.

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The text of the match did not change: Canada continued to play on the opposite field with great comfort and injured El Salvador again with a goal from a penalty kick by Adriana Leon in the 59th minute, a header from Kadisha Buchanan in the 62nd minute and another goal from Olivia Smith in the 86th minute.

With the score against them from the start, El Salvador proved to be too timid and did not give goalkeeper Sabrina D'Angelo much work, which was to be expected given the football realities in both countries.

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