The The Mexican team passed without problems over Honduras to be placed in the semifinal of the Gold Cup. Al Tri was enough 12 minutes to make the three goals of the commitment. Rogelio Funes Mori, Jonathan dos Santos and Orbelín Pineda were the scorers and now the Aztecs await a rival, who will come out of the Costa Rica vs. Canada.
El Tri showed superiority from the first moments of the match. Just three minutes into the game, he knocked on the Honduran door with a header from Héctor Herrera, which was rejected by goalkeeper Luis López. Three minutes later, Johnny Leverón took the ball off the line to prevent Rogelio Funes Mori’s goal.
Jonathan dos Santos forgave at 10 ‘because he did not control the ball properly. At 20 ‘, they annulled a goal to Rogelio Funes Mori out of place, but at 26’, finally the attacker from Tri opened the header after a cross from Luis Rodríguez.
The 2-0 fell just five minutes later. Jonathan dos Santos sent the ball into the nets with a volley, after a series of rebounds in the Honduran area and at 38 ‘Orbelín Pineda appeared with a header, after Jesús Corona’s center, to make it 3-0.
Honduras closed the first half with a powerful shot on goal by Alfredo Talavera. Kevin Álvarez was in charge of making the shot. However, the Mexican goalkeeper responded with a right hand slap to prevent the goal.
The catrachos presented a different face for the second half and returned to knock on the door of El Tri, but again they found the figure of Alfredo Talavera, who saved a shot from Jerry Bengtson.
Mexico handled the process of the match in the last 30 minutes, time in which the ball was away from the goals, as El Tri was dedicated to moving it from one side to another, without risking it, to avoid any strong entry of the catrachos and thus to be able to reach the semifinals intact.