he Violet AC Great Haiti became in adversity and left without passage to CONCACAF Champions League quarter-final matches to AustinDespite the fact that the Texas club won the revenge match with two goals to two Sebastian Driussi. In the first leg, played in the Dominican Republic, the Caribbean club won 3-0.
Tuesday’s meeting was seen as something of a “mission impossible” for both teams.
Austin FC had to win by 3 goals from a variety of goals to equalize Violet AC’s lead in the first leg. For the Haitian club, for its part, the task of sticking to the score as capital was put forward.
For their part, the Caribbeans arrived in the capital of Texas with 11 players and only three substitutes (without a substitute goalkeeper), because the football players and a significant part of their coaching staff did not have visas to enter the United States. The Texas club had to make a call for a Tuesday game with the athletes who were expressly registered for that meeting.
The beginning of the game was a permanent siege by Austin on Violet’s bow. Lots of control, but the goals didn’t come. Even in the 25th minute, Sebastien Driussi scored a goal that was immediately disallowed by the video assistant referee due to a clear handball from Ethan Finlay, who assisted the Argentine striker.
Before the end of the first afternoon, another good deed occurred from Austin FC. But she did not go to major with an obvious imitation of Driussi.
Violet finished the first half in high spirits, conceding no goals and confirming the 3-0 score obtained a week earlier in the Dominican Republic.
In the second part, Austin notes that the passage of time was stressful. Frustrated, Driussi scored the first goal of the game in the 51st minute with this right foot from the center of the area, after a pass from Emiliano Rigoni.
From the initial goal, the Western Conference runner-up in MLS in 2022 sought winning goals that would tie the series process. In the 63rd minute, Driussi came back again to appear with a goal, after Alexander Ring served.
Things are starting to get out of hand for the Texans. In an apparent position of inferiority, Violet sought boldness and maturity on a playground where she had no kind of support.
Striker Michel Nieder Cherry (man of the first leg) and Mouduendo Germain were two of the interpreters who put the game on their shoulders, securing a very famous pass to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, where Violet – the big surprise this international tournament – was to take on the winner of the series. Between the Tauro of Panama and the Mexican of Leon.
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