Dorny Romero scored three goals to contribute to the Dominican Republic's third win of the season as they defeated Barbados on Monday in League B at the CONCACAF Nations League. CONCACAF Nations League.
Romero Shines Again With the Tricolor
The last meeting between the two teams took place during the qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.
In that match, Dominican Republic and Barbados tied 1-1. The goals were scored by Manny Rodríguez for Dominican Republic and Niall Reid-Stephen for Barbados.
This time, the Dominican Republic achieved a 5-2 victory over Barbados at the Cibao Stadium in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic.
Prior to the start of the match, it was announced that the game would be delayed due to torrential rains. The match kicked off at 10 PM and the hour did not impact a Dominican team that was focused on its victory.
Thierry Gale opened the scoring in the 10th minute to put Barbados up from the penalty spot after goalkeeper Xavier Valdez tried to secure the ball, but was tripped by Codrington Shane.
Riki Alba leveled the score for the home team in the 17th minute with a brilliant individual move from the right flank of the goal, beating three defenders and the goalkeeper.
Dorny Romero kept his scoring streak alive with an accurate header in the 30th minute, scoring the Dominican Republic's first goal off a corner kick.
Romero sealed his second goal of the night in the 48th minute, again with a header inside the box from Angel Melo's cross from the right flank.
Heinz Morschel extended the lead in the 59th minute with a powerful shot with his right foot from inside the box. Gale pulled one back for the visitors in the 66th minute by converting his second penalty kick awarded by the Dominican Republic.
Romero completed his hat-trick with a third header in the 79th minute, this time from another corner kick. With his three goals, Romero leads the tournament and is at the top of the top scorers' table, in the hunt for the Golden Boot.
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Dominicans Triumph Days After a First Crushing
At the Wildey Synthetic Turf Stadium in Bridgetown, the Dominican National Soccer Team achieved a resounding 5-0 victory over Barbados on the third day of the CONCACAF Nations League 2023-2024.
Dorny Romero opened the scoring in the seventh minute, followed by Edarlyn Reyes in the 21st minute. Ramón Griffit scored an own goal in the 45th minute.
In the second half, Heinz Mörschel scored the fourth goal in the 57th minute, scoring his first goal in his second game. Ricky Alba made his debut for the Dominican Republic national soccer team with a goal in the 88th minute.
Under the direction of Argentine coach Marcelo Neveleff, the Dominican team put in an outstanding performance and consolidated its position in Group B of the CONCACAF Nations League B League.
After this victory, the Dominican Republic moved into second place in the group with six points, following Nicaragua with nine points. After yesterday's victory, the Dominicans maintain their position in second place with nine points, still behind Nicaragua who accumulated 12 points.
Montserrat remains on three points, while Barbados is still without a point. Competition is in full swing as teams battle for promotion to the CONCACAF Nations League A.