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Venezuela defeats Syria 4-1 in friendly

Venezuela defeats Syria 4-1 in friendly

Venezuela scored three goals in nine minutes in a dominating display Wednesday to beat Syria 4-1 in an international friendly.
Leonel Vielma opened the scoring for the hosts in the 13th minute with a 20-meter blast into the upper left corner of the net for the only goal of the first half.
Striker Giancarlo Maldonado split the defense, faked Syria goalkeeper Mosaab Balhous near the middle of the penalty box with a flick of the ball and scored on an open goal to put Venezuela up 2-0 in the 50th minute.
Jorge Rojas extended the lead three minutes later with a penalty shot that slipped in into the lower left corner under Balhous' outstretched arms and Alejando Moreno scored on a header in the 59th minute.
Solaiman Solaiman scored Syria's lone goal in the 81st minute.
Faced with a tightly knit defense, Syria failed to create offensive opportunities during the game at Jose Antonio Anzoategui Olympic Stadium in the city of Puerto La Cruz.


Updated : 2021-06-13 04:21 GMT+08:00