ESPN presents the notes that the Mexican National Team obvious against Honduras, in the fifth game of the Concacaf tie heading to Qatar 2022
Mexico defeated Honduras 3-0 on the Azteca Stadium field, remained undefeated after five games in the Concacaf qualifying round heading to Qatar 2022 and regained the top of the standings with eleven points, three from USA, who stumbled as a visitor in front of Panama.
With the uniform clean after 90 minutes, the goalkeeper intervened in a good way in the few interventions that the weak attack of Honduras generated on the field of the Azteca Stadium.
With a new opportunity as a starter on the left flank, andl ‘Chaka’ had no complications in defense against Brayan Moya and Bryan Acosta, and even repeatedly overwhelmed the attack with overflows, however, its centers were not precise.
It is worth mentioning that Rodríguez, along with the rest of Mexico’s front line, were caught badly stopped in offensive transition, which allowed the Honduran attack to escape alone through the center of the court, although without luck.
The central defender maintained order in his sector of the court and imposed his law in defense on the few occasions in which he was required. and he also took advantage of his stature to attract a brand in corner kicks. As he failed, he was cautioned early, because at 12 ‘he entered hard on Brayan Moya.
The veteran central defender took the place that has been regularly occupied by Néstor Araujo and the leaks in the rear did not appear as on previous occasions, thanks to the experience and management he has in this kind of game.
Gerardo Martino’s favorite right-back in El Tri still raises doubts about his actions on that flank, Due to the fact that he usually loses his position, however, thanks to the few arrivals from Honduras, he felt comfortable and collaborated as a dumbbell with Sebastián Córdova to advance with the ball.
As an interior on the right, The 31-year-old midfielder suffers from the little activity he has in the Spanish league and this is reflected in the lack of rhythm and footfall within the area, two qualities that have accompanied him in his walk with the national team during his extensive career with the shirt.
The nominal contention of the Tri played in his plot with comfort and he was in charge of distributing balls to the sides to find Lozano and Corona at the ends, which were the Tri’s greatest weapon in front of the ‘H’. He was replaced at 77 ‘by Luis Romo.
As inside on the left, he disappeared for lapses of the game and denotes that it favors him to play more advanced, but this time he compensated with the first goal of the game, thanks to the fact that he was attentive to a series of rebounds inside the area at 18 ‘and found the ball with his right leg inside the small area to send it to the nets. He left at 66 ‘for Orbelín Pineda.
El ‘Tecatito’ is another of the Tri players who are not going through their best moment and one more game went unnoticed. He left the exchange at 66 ‘for Alexis Vega.
The ‘Chucky’ again served as the player in which the offensive weight of the team is loaded and he was punished with an iron mark during the duel – including an elbow from Marcelo Pareira that was not sanctioned.
On this occasion, fortune did not accompany him at the beginning of the duel, as he missed a clear option in front of the frame, after Raúl Jiménez sent him a precise center to the heart of the area, which he finished poorly just at minute 9.
After a couple of more options that did not culminate in a goal, and even annoyed Gerardo Martino within his technical area, he raised the stands at 86 ‘with a triangulation with Obrelín Pineda on the front of the area that ended with a shot towards the networks. He left to applause at 90 ‘+ 2 for Uriel Antuna.
Jiménez’s second game in the hexagonal also featured technical quality, dribbling and shotsHowever, the goal celebration remains a pending matter within the tie.
His clearest option against Honduras occurred at 21 ‘, with a header on the side of the small area that burst the stick.
At 49 ‘a drop in his boots promised danger for the rival frame, but he received a hard tackle from Maynor Figueroa, which cost the veteran Central American defender the red card.
He left at 67 ‘by Rogelio Funes Mori.
On this occasion as a relay from Jesús Corona, The forward shows that the Mexican National Team shirt does not weigh him down and becomes a player who contributes in offensive volume, thanks to his speed and good ball touch.
The ‘Maguito’ entered the 66 ‘by Sebastián Córdova and collaborated with an assist, for Hirving Lozano to triangulate with his boots and score the second goal of the afternoon. In addition to the above, he faced and generated various shots on goal without luck.
He entered at 67 ‘for Raúl Jiménez and in ten minutes the pressure was shaken due to the lack of goal during his first three games as a starter in the Concacaf tie.
The attacking midfielder remains one of the first options to renew the second third of the court with key passes and presence within the area, although defense is a pending issue to work on.
He entered 90 ‘+ 2.