Haiti beat Costa Rica on Monday night, providing one of the Gold Cup’s more improbable outcomes by winning all three of its Gold Cup group stage games and topping Group B to set up a meeting with Canada in the quarterfinals.
The Haitians latest win came courtesy of Djimy Alexis, who smashed in a deflected cross to make the score 2-1 in the 81st minute and make sure that Haiti topped its Gold Cup group for the first time in the nation’s history.
HAITI TAKE THE LEAD!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 25, 2019
What a moment for 21-year-old Djimy Alexis ????
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Haiti have won their Gold Cup group for the first time! ????????— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 25, 2019
They will face Canada in the quarterfinals while Costa Rica will take on Mexico as runners-up in Group B ???? #GoldCup2019 pic.twitter.com/DYJq3SdCQj
Haiti’s other goal came from Duckens Nazon, who tucked away a penalty in the 57th minute to level the score after a Haiti own goal—ironically from Alexis—in the 13th minute.
The feeling of euphoria and excitement was evident in Nazon’s voice during a postgame interview. Continue reading