Youth Bicolor also lamented the injuries to goalkeeper Jorge Moreno and defender Jeshua Urizaar.
Santiago del Estero – South African referee Tom Abongile disallowed a free kick on Arcuimedes Ordóñez and the drama that saw Norman Garbett score New Zealand’s 1-0 win over Guatemala on Youth Bicolor debut FIFA U-20 World Cup in Argentina 2023.
Huehueteco’s goalkeeper Jorge Moreno had to leave the field in the 76th minute after suffering a head injury after an accidental crash. At that moment Jeshua Urizaar also came off with a muscle problem and moments later the Oceania champions scored the winning goal.
This is an undesirable result for Guatemala, who had played an acceptable game until unfortunately with Moreno, giving the initiative to the opponent but closing down any space. In fact, Jorge Moreno was a spectator of the game.
But, as is well known in football, goals that are not scored are seen and young Bicler paid dearly for not being able to convert the few chances he generated, in a game that was close to There was intense competition in midfield, gritted teeth, as they say.
The best of New Zealand was on set pieces in the first 4 minutes of the game. a double action. First, a closed free kick that surprised and Figo Montano managed to send in a corner kick. And then, in that corner kick, in which the opponent’s header went just wide.
Control and arrival
Afterwards, Guatemala controlled the game. He began to gain confidence, winning the ball in midfield and finding only nominal striker Archimedes Ordóñez to try. Guatemala won through the defensive line and tried to come up with an overflow of Andy Domínguez—new in the starting lineup—and Figo Montano.
On 11 minutes, Guatemala were already warning with some weak headers from Carlos Santos and the body of the opponent goalkeeper, after good play between Ordóñez and Domínguez on the right wing. Later, at the age of 29, Montano appeared with his left hand when he went hand in hand and shot. There was a deflection and the first corner kick was produced for Bicolor.
Once again, after a big leak by Carlos Santos, Montano was the hero. The Municipal player shot with his left foot and goalkeeper Kees Sims reacted perfectly to the Blue and White’s cry of goal.
In the second half, Arquimides Ordóñez was also able to open the scoring, but once again goalkeeper Sims appeared to send the ball away on a corner kick after a shot from an FC Cincinnati player who didn’t seem to be in much danger.
And so, the time for remorse came. Jorge Moreno had difficulty controlling the ball. An attacker from New Zealand came to suppress him and hit him on the head. Moreno had to leave the field in the 76th minute. At the same time there was Jeshua Urizaar with a muscle soreness.
Mexican coach Rafael Loredo took advantage of the opportunity and made three changes at a time in Bicolor. Fausto Delgado, Emerson Raymundo and Jose Espinoza entered for Jorge Moreno, Jeshua Urizar and Nestor Cabrera.
La Bicolor was barely adjusting when, in an attacking move, Arquimides Ordóñez was fouled, the referee disallowed the goal, and from there the only goal of the game was born. It was a long shot from Finn Conchi, Mathias Gaetan was unable to clear the ball as he mis-measured the ball and Norman Garbett made a ‘balloon’ to beat Fausto Delgado which went wrong, and cost everyone in New Zealand ready to celebrate.
Now Guatemala must turn the page and look to the next match. Youth Bicolor will next take on hosts Argentina at 3:00 PM on Tuesday.