ST. JOHN'S, Antigua and Barbuda – Antigua and Barbuda welcome Aruba in Group C of League B action on Monday in the Concacaf Nations League at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda.
Antigua and Barbuda had a tough start, falling 6-0 at Jamaica to open group play on matchday one.
Forward Carl Osbourne had an excellent opportunity to put the visitors up in that encounter but was denied by Jamaican goalkeeper Andre Blake.
The Benna Boys will hope their home crowd can propel them to a win and help to dig themselves out of the group cellar, plus make up some ground in goal difference.
Aruba hosted Guyana in their opening match, played in Curacao just like in Concacaf Nations League Qualifying, but could not get on the scoresheet in the 1-0 loss.
The Aruba attack generated some good opportunities but lacked the finishing touch that would get them on the board.
The tightly contested encounter went down to the wire with a free kick opportunity in second half stoppage time denied by the Guyanese goalkeeper.
A loss by either team would make things more difficult to reach a promotion objective.
Antigua and Barbuda vs Aruba
R: VAZQUEZ, RUBIEL (USA)
AR1: ATKINS, KYLE THOMAS (USA)
AR2: URANGA, LUIS NICHOLAS (USA)
4th Official: SAGHAFI, NIMA (USA)
- ATG and ARU last faced each other on March 24, 2016, at the Gold Cup Qualifying 2017 (Group A), 2-1 victory for Antigua and Barbuda, goals by Josh Parker and AJ George (ATG) and Ronald Gomez (ARU), played at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium (Saint John's, ATG).
- Antigua & Barbuda’s (ATG) Record at the CNL 2019-20: GP-1 W-0 D-0 L-1 (GF-0 GA-6).
- Theylost 6-0 against Jamaica, in the first match of Group G of the League B, goals by Shamar Nicholson x2, Bobby Reid, Brian Brown, Leon Bailey, and Peter Vassell, in the Montego Bay Sports Complex.