Panama made history in the first half of Thursday’s World Cup match against Tunisia, in a sense.
In a match that featured both teams playing for pride — being that England and Belgium had already clinched the top two spots in the group — fans tuned in, in hopes of an open game. And they got exactly that.
Panama actually scored first, and it was a momentous occasion, because at that time, they achieved holding their first-ever lead in a World Cup match. It came via a strike from outside the box.
And sure, it came via a deflection/own goal, but who’s counting?
They’re all beautiful if they find the back of the net. Good for Panama.