Mexico suffered a lot against Brazil, who stood with authority in the game and sought the greatest of the time, the goal to beat the Tricolor. Jaime Lozano’s team had its options, but it was not fine, although its greatest virtue was in the resistance, so much so that they ended regulation time in a goalless draw and went to extra time, then to penalties in which the Verdeamarelha defeated Tricolor 4-1.
After regulation time, the players looked tired, and shots at
From Brazil, Dani Alves, Martinelli, Bruno Guimaraes and Richarlison signed.
On the part of Mexico, Carlos Rodríguez specified. While Eduardo Aguirre and Johan Vázquez missed their shots.
Brazil started the meeting with intensity, arrived in Mexican territory steadily. The Tricolor held back, took it out with all its resources. At eight minutes, Henry Martin hit the ball with his head, but the ball went wide. It was one of the few dangerous plays of the Tricolor.
At minute 13, after a series of touches from Brazil, Guilherme Arana took a shot that Guillermo Ochoa shook off in a good way. Verdeamarelha’s insistence was constant, for that reason, Memo asked his teammates for calm from the goal.
At that time, Mexico contained but could not take the ball, the rival did not lend it to him, and he walked from one side to the other, looking for the spaces to line up to the goal of Ochoa, who again and again accommodated his teammates in the lower zone.
The Mexican goalkeeper did his job, stopping when he arrived, like a low shot from Antony that took the defenders by surprise.
Mexico was not breathing. In a set piece charge, Dani Alves hit him hard, but there was Memo, again, to prevent the fall of his frame.
At minute 28, the referee had to review a play in which a penalty had been marked in the first instance, a foul by Esquivel on Douglas Luiz in the area, but with the VAR it was confirmed that it was not.
It was in 37 that in a set piece charge, Alexis Vega put a cross into the area where César Montes appeared with a header that was deflected in the end.
César Montes received a yellow card for a foul, and therefore will miss the next match by accumulation.
At 41 ‘came the best opportunity for Mexico, Uriel Antuna sent the ball to Luis Romo, who took a powerful shot, which was stopped by goalkeeper Santos.
Mexico closed the first half with two clear options, a shot from Antuna that deflects the Brazilian defense, and a header from Henry Martin that goes wide.
For the complementary part, Jaime Lozano made his first change, took out Carlos Rodríguez and put in Joaquín Esquivel.
The game continued with the same son. Brazil was looking for a rival door, Mexico waited and when it found spaces it tried to get into the rival area, but it did little.
Diego Lainez entered the field of play, you could see his desire to shine, he appeared on the right, on the left, but the play that could give Mexico the goal did not arrive.
By that time, the duel was more balanced, and at times, the players felt tired.
The party was tense. Some plays lent themselves to the mood overcoming football on the pitch.
At 82 ‘, Chicharlison finished off with his head, but the ball hit the post, before the suffering of the Mexicans. Time was up, overtime arrived, and in the end the match was defined on penalties.