The Mexican team got their ticket to the grand final of the Gold Cup, after beating their counterpart from Canada 2-1 in a dramatic, controversial and heart-warming match. In a highly contested game, the Aztec goals fell on the tracks of Orbelín Pineda and Héctor Herrera; while the discount was for Buchanan. Here we introduce you how was the performance of each of the national elements.
The native goalkeeper from La Barca, Jalisco, was attentive to each of the plays. Intuiting the plays well and performed the aerial game correctly. He took advantage of his good reflexes and great saves to move the ball away from the nets. He was one of the best of the match and could do little in Buchanan’s goal.
He was very hasty when it came to fighting the ball in the lower part of the field. He lived hand-in-hand against Alistair Johnston, where he sometimes took him in speed and other times he was well marked. He took advantage of the left wings to generate danger.
He risked more in the plays, causing the attacks by the Maple Leaf. In an action to build confidence, the rival team’s goal was about to fall.
Good evening to the Ajax Amsterdam footballer. At times he made good sweeps, although in some he compromised the ball and this almost had consequences. In the complementary part he made a great play by getting rid of three rival players.
At minute 16 ‘he fell asleep in a heads up against the Canadian striker, fortunately, the error did not pass to greater. He was confused and distracted for moments in the meeting. He made a mistake in Buchanan’s goal, when he asked for the out of place and remained momentarily stopped and did not follow the action. At 64 ‘, he was emboldened and took the ball to shoot the penalty, missing that shot in a ridiculous way. This man should not be in the selection anymore!
He missed the ball catches. The ‘Chaka’ of moments was surpassed by the rival and failed clear passes of the ball. For the complementary part, as the minutes went by, it faded, although, almost at the end of the second half, he got a good serve so that Funes Mori put his head a few inches from the goal of Crépeau.
In this game the ‘HH’ had few interventions. Compared to the most recent Tricolor matches where most of the balls passed through Herrera’s feet, this time it weighed less in the match. Already in the final stretch of the game, he made himself felt and he had a ball to hit him inside the area in a flat and placed way. The gesture she made when dedicating it to Jonathan was the best!
A complicated night for the Mexican soccer player due to the sensitive death of his father. Still, Dos Santos was professional and tried to deliver in the match. He was seen to be revolutionized and a couple of unnecessary kicks escaped him. He came out of change at minute 60 ‘in a difficult emotional moment.
A good game was played by the soccer player Orbelín Pineda. He fought every play to cause danger. He was in charge of collecting the penalty, masterfully, with slow steps, he observed the goalkeeper and with a slight touch of internal he opened the scoreboard. The goal was dedicated to Jonathan Dos Santos’s father in a moving moment. He left the exchange at 77 ‘.
He made good plays on the outside, overflowing and sending poisonous services into the pot. Minutes before the end of the game, he was knocked down inside the area, so that the whistler leaned on the VAR and the penalty was scored in favor.
From the first minute he made himself felt, receiving a ball inside the area and finishing with his head, although the ball went into the hands of the Canadian goalkeeper. True to his style, he was on top, lowering balls and finishing with both his head and his feet.
Erick Gutierrez (5): He entered the exchange at 60 ‘to give Jonathan Dos Santos a break. Little was shown, what he did the most and for the worse, was a terrible plate to the rival, which he won by leaving painted yellow. He was seen losing balls.
Rodolfo Pizarro (10): He entered at 77 ‘for Orbelín Pineda. He held the ball, made the sacrifice and did things well in the minutes he was on the field. He made good receptions for the ball. At minute 93 ‘he headed and the goalkeeper took the ball off the line. He put the pass for Herrera’s goal.