Canada Vs Cuba: Player ratings – Jonathan David dominates… again

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CHARLOTTE, NC – JUNE 23: Jonathan David #20 and Liam Miller #11 of Canada celebrates 6th goal during a group A match between Canada and Cuba at Bank of America Stadium on June 23, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images)

Here are the Canada player ratings from their convincing 7-0 victory over Cuba in the Gold Cup which secured a spot in next Saturday’s quarter-finals.

The Canadian Men’s National Team’s final group stage match has the team flying into the quarter-finals after a dominant 7-0 victory against Cuba. After a tough 3-1 defeat to tournament favorite Mexican, Canada bounced back to show their offensive prowess against an inferior opponent in Cuba.

Canadian manager John Herdman tweaked his starting XI for this one with a spot in the knockout stage all but secured before kick-off. As a result, veteran captain Atiba Hutchinson had the evening off, while the banged-up Mark-Anthony Kaye joined his skipper on the Canadian bench.

On the field, much of the play took place in the Cuban half of the pitch. Forward duo Lucas Cavallini and Jonathan David both scored three goals apiece, the first time in Gold Cup history that teammates managed to accomplish the feat in the same match. Junior Hoilett was also heavily involved in the action throughout, scoring a goal himself while setting up another two along the way.

Here are all the player ratings for the Canadian squad in the lopsided 7-0 victory.

CHARLOTTE, NC – JUNE 23: Milan Borjan of Canada during the Group A 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup match between Canada v Cuba at Bank of America Stadium on June 23, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Milan Borjan: 7

The Canadian keeper was not a busy man on Sunday evening. Borjan faced two strikes from distance from Cuban midfielder Roberney Caballero in the 4th and 82nd minute. Between them, little occurred around the Canadian net apart from a 24th-minute mistake off the foot of Borjan by which Canada dodged a bullet.

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