FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique – Curacao scored two goals in the second half to rally for a 2-1 win over host Martinique in the Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup semifinals on Thursday night at the Stade Pierre-Aliker.
With the result, the Curacaoans will seek their first regional title in Sunday’s final against defending champion Jamaica, which topped French Guiana earlier in the evening, 4-2 on penalty kicks, after a 1-1 draw.
CONCACAF.com takes a look at the action:
2017 SCOTIABANK CFU MEN’S CARIBBEAN CUP
June 22, 2017: Stade Pierre-Aliker – Fort-de-France, Martinique (Att: 5,500)
Curacao-Martinique 2-1 (0-1)
Yoann Arquin 17’ / Gevaro Nepomuceno 57’ pen; Rangelo Janga 76’
Curacao: Eloy Room; Rhu-endly “Cuco” Martina, Darryl Lachman, Quentin Jakoba, Leandro Bacuna, Jarchino Antonia (Jurien Gaari 86’), Gevaro Nepomuceno, Shanon Carmelia (Dustley Mulder 46’), Gillian Justiana, Elson Hooi, Rangelo Janga (Gino van Kessel 89’) Head Coach: Remko Bicentini
Martinique: Kevin Olimpia; Nicolas Zaire (Dominique Pandor 80’), Antoine Jean-Baptiste, Jordy Delem, Sebastien Cretinoir, Christof Jougon (Karl Vitulin 65’), Daniel Herelle, Stephane Abaul, Steeven Langil, Yoann Arquin (Johnny Marajo 85’), Kevin Parsemain. Head Coach: Jean-Marc Civault
R: Ricangel De Leca (Aruba); AR1: Eugene Farro (Aruba); AR2: Raidel Toledo (Cuba)); 4th: Michel Rodriguez (Cuba)
- Martinique took a 1-0 lead in the 17th minute on Yoann Arquin’s third goal of the competition.
- Curacao responded with a pair of second-half goals to seal the victory. Gevaro Nepomuceno converted a penalty kick to equalize in the 57th minute, while Rangelo Janga netted the game-winner in the 76th minute.
- Before falling to Curacao, Martinique had opened the 2016/17 Caribbean Cup with six straight wins.
- Curacao will appear in its first Caribbean Cup final on Sunday against Jamaica.
- Martinique will face French Guiana in the match for third place, also on Sunday.