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Panama top T&T in Gold Cup shoot-out

Published:Sunday | July 19, 2015 | 7:53 PM
Panama's goalkeeper Jaime Penedo (left) celebrates with teammates after they won the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter-final penalty shootout against Trinidad and Tobago at MetLife stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, yesterday.


Jaime Penedo made the clinching save in the ninth round to give Panama a 6-5 victory on penalty kicks after their CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal against Trinidad and Tobago ended tied 1-1 following extra time yesterday.

Penedo saved Lester Peltier's shot after Trinidad and Tobago had a chance to win it in the seventh round. But Daniel Cyrus' shot sailed over the crossbar to keep Panama alive.

All four of Panama's Gold Cup games have ended tied 1-1, but they are headed back to the semi-finals to face the winners of last night's second quarter-final between Mexico and Costa Rica at MetLife Stadium.

Luis Tejada scored in the 37th minute for Panama, and Kenwyne Jones tied it in the 54th for Trinidad and Tobago.