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The senior team of Nicaragua defeated 1-0 Cuban Under 23 squad, in the first of two friendly matches at Pedro Marrero Stadium in Havana.
At 60 minutes the playmaker Bryan Garcia was fouled in the penalty area with and the referee awarded the penalty, efficiently taken by striker Carlos Chavarria who plays for the club Real Esteli in the Nicaraguan league.
Besides these two players, Nicaragua’s other highlights went to central defenders Oscar Lopez and Erick Tellez, who managed to stop the attacking attempts of the locals who in turn lost some scoring opportunities.
These two matches ( the next one will be on Friday, behind closed doors) are not enough for our team, but we must take advantage of those at our disposal and that was what we did, Raul Gonzalez, the Cuban coach, told reporters.


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