Winning Penalty Shootout, Panama Advance to Gold Cup Semis

Panama became the last team that won the CONCACAF Gold Cup semis ticket in 2011 after getting rid of El Salvador on penalties in the quarter-final on Sunday afternoon local time.

Luis Tejada scored for Panama one minute before injury time that made ​​the score became 1-1 and forced the match ended on penalties.

Five players of Panama success execute the penalty, they are Tejada, Amilcar Henriquez, Anibal Godoy, Luis Renteria and Nelson Barahona. While El Salvador is only able to score three goals from the white point.

With this result, Panama will face the U.S. States in the semifinals in Houston, which will be rematch group stage when the U.S. are surprisingly defeated Panama 2-1 in the second match in Group C.

For El Salvador, this is their first quarter-final since 2003. Other semi-final brought the defending champion Mexico face Honduras.

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