PANAMA CITY, September 27 (EFE) – Independent La Correira and Canadian Forge Hamilton arrived with all their weapons to face the second leg of the 2021 CONCACAF League Round of 16 on Tuesday.
The Panamanian CAI, coached by Venezuelan Francisco Pirlo, will try to confirm his hometown, having scored a zero equalizer in the first leg, with a superb performance from his goalkeeper Cesar Samudio.
The key was left open for definition on Tuesday at Rod Carew National Stadium in the Panamanian capital, thanks to the fact that Samudio saved a Daniel Crutzen penalty, in the first part of the first leg at Forge.
CAI, the 2020 Clausura Champion, will once again have a chance to leave a Canadian club on the road just as they did in 2019 against Toronto FC, who played at home, and took a historic 4-0 win.
For this duel, CAI reported no injuries. Pirlo rested all his arsenals, after a draw at the last date of the Panamanian Football League (LPF), which maintains the lead in the western division of the tournament.
Canadian Forge, which is already in Panama, will on Monday make the traditional poll of Rod Carew, a baseball field converted to play soccer.
The Canadians came to the duel against the Panamanians in high spirits after beating Pacific FC, the leaders of the Canadian Premier League, last Saturday.
Forge set foot on Panamanian soil with their full roster and in the presence of Panamanian Omar Brown, who had just scored in his team’s last C-League victory and once a CAI player and CONCACAF major player. in 2019.
In that attacking area, the Canadians will also have Senegalese Eliman Cissé, who controls midfield alongside expert Kyle Becker.
CAI: Cesar Samudio; Francisco Fons, Omar Cordoba, Abdullah Macia, Edgar Gondola; Dionisio Bernal, Rafael Aguila, Martin Moran, Alexei Palacios; Guido Rose and Hector Hurtado.
Coach: Francisco Pirlo.
Forge: Triston Henry. Dominic Samuel, Jonathan Grant, Daniel Crutzen, Kyle Baker; Alexander Ashinoti Johnson, Kwame Uah Aleman Cissé; Wobbins Pasios, David Schoener, and Tristan Burgess.
Coach: Bobby Smirniotis.
Venue: Rod Carew, Panama City.
Timing: 17.00 local time (22.00 GMT on Thursday).