Goals and summary |
It’s over!! Mexico beats South Africa and qualifies for the quarterfinals of Tokyo 2020.
Aguirre close to scoring the fourth, but Fleurs prevents his bow from falling again.
Long distance shot by Mokoena, but Ochoa attentive, leans back and avoids the first one.
Mexico near the fourth with a shot from Lainez, but Mahlangu gets in the way and ends up avoiding the goal.
Aguirre’s ball for Lainez, but the ball is too long and the Betis player cannot reach it.
South Africa changes. Ngcobo and Mosele enter through Makgopa and Cele
Defending! Fleurs ends up taking the center out of Angulo and prevents Lainez from making contact with the ball inside the area
Changes from Mexico. Uriel Antuna and Alexis Vega exit, Diego Lainez and Angulo take their places.
Change of Mexico. Henry Martin leaves and Eduardo Aguirre enters
Changes from Mexico. Sebastián Córdova and Jorge Sánchez exit for Joaquín Esquivel and Adrián Mora.
Close! Romo’s flash from outside the area, but the ball passes very close to the goal.
Mexico is left with one less !! Carlos Rodríguez fouls Singh, being the last man and clear goal play; the referee decides to kick the midfielder out.
Antuna center that reaches Williams without problems
Goal, goal, goal of Mexico! After a pass from Rodríguez, Henry Martin appeared perfectly defining Williams’ goal and the third came for the tricolor.
It goes! After reviewing the play, the whistler determines to throw captain Malepe out of the match
Uff! Hard entry by Malepe on Vega, which ends up being reviewed by the referee
Close the own goal! Antuna’s center who was looking for Córdova, but the ball hits Malepe and was close to entering his own goal.
Actions resume at the Sapporo Dome, Mexico will look to go for more goals to secure their spot.
45 + 2 ‘
The first half ends, with goals from Romo and Vega, Mexico already wins it by two goals.
Mexico goal! Romo appears inside the area, taking advantage of the rebound that leaves the ball in the area and pushes the ball, the South African defender participates in the goal.
Córdova entered with considerable danger, but Mokoena attentive, prevents the play from growing.
Mukumela arrived with danger, but the ball ends up going down the end line.
Stick! Antuna’s center, Romo finishes off and the ball hits the crossbar, later Alexis Vega counters and Williams attentively avoids the goal.
Mexico pressures in search of the second, those of South Africa seek to avoid both.
Japan already wins it!
With two goals, the Japanese already beat France and would reach nine units at the moment.
Antuna’s shot that ends up in the hands of Williams, Mexico looks for the second.
Goal, goal, goal of Mexico! Great center from Uriel Antuna and Alexis Vega appears inside the area to score the first for Mexico.
Makgopa wins the ball and shoots at Ochoa’s goal, but he goes well above the goal without causing problems.
Mokoena center that the Mexican saga covers, preventing the ball from entering Ochoa’s area.
Uff! Attentive Williams prevents Montes’s header from entering his goal.
Center of Antuna that is rejected by the saga, Mexico starts the meeting on top of Williams’ goal.
The last duel of the group stage begins for Mexico and South Africa.
Cheer him on!
Both national anthems are sung at the Sapporo Dome, everything is ready to start this duel
Both teams are already present at the Sapporo Dome, ready to play this last duel where both will seek to finish the phase with a victory.
XI from South Africa |
Williams, Mohamme, Mokoena, Fleurs, Mahlatsi, Cele, Makgopa, Singh, Malepe, Mukumela, Kodisang.
XI from Mexico |
G. Ochoa, J. Sánchez, C. Montes, J. Angulo, V. Loroña, L. Romo, C. Rodríguez, H. Martin, A. Vega, U. Antuna, S. Cordóva.
What a surprise!
Jaime Lozano surprised for this meeting with not aligning Diego Lainez, a key player who had been a starter in the U-23 duels.
In group A, the only one who has already secured their pass is Japan, hence France and Mexico tie with three points, South Africa accumulates zero points after two defeats against France and Japan.
If Mexico wants to go to the next phase, the first thing is that it needs to win, in case of falling, the Mexicans would have to wait for the result of the France vs Japan match. If France scores one or three points, the tricolor would automatically be out of the contest. The other option is for France to fall and Mexico to only receive one goal.
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Statements of the Technical Director of Mexico
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Welcome to the live broadcast of the Mexico vs South Africa match, corresponding to Day 3 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The meeting will take place at the Sapporo Dome Stadium, at 06:30 am.