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Panama strike late to beat 10-man US

ATLANTA — Panama struck late to beat the US 2-1 in their Copa America Group C match in Atlanta on Thursday, after the hosts were forced to play most of the match with 10 men.

US defender Timothy Weah was sent off in the 18th minute for lashing out at Roderick Miller, but Folarin Balogun gave the hosts the lead with an emphatic strike from just outside the box four minutes later.

Panama equalised in the 26th minute, when Cesar Blackman beat Matt Turner to the keeper’s right with a low shot from the top of the box before the substitute Jose Fajardo smashed home Abdiel Ayarza’s cross in the 83rd minute to secure the win.

Panama were also reduced to 10 men after Adalberto Carrasquilla was sent off in the 88th minute for a crunching tackle on Christian Pulisic.

The win moved Panama level on three points with the US and Uruguay, who play Bolivia later on Monday. — Reuters