Reasons for the victory of the Mexican National Team against Nigeria

We present the factors that allowed the Tri del ‘Tata’ Martino to come out with the victory in the preparation duel

The Mexican team came out with a 2-1 win against Nigeria at ATT&T Stadium. El Tri easily prevailed over the Africans. However, the goal of those led by Gerardo Martinowas pierced in the only shot they had, in which Rodolfo Cota He did not react correctly to prevent the goal.

Gimenez’s goal

the ‘little boy’ Santiago Gimenez He was in charge of opening the scoring of the match after 12 minutes of play by taking advantage of a rebound from the goalkeeper, however, he lost the opportunity to seal a double despite appearing alone in the rival area, with all the opportunity to score his second goal , the Cruz Azul attacker fired very hard and flew his shot.

Cota’s failure allowed a draw

The African team’s first shot at the Mexican goal came until the 54th minute and the ball ended up in the net. Calvin Bassey overflowed from the left wing and sent a cross that was finished off by Cyriel Dessers, who beat Jesús Gallardo’s mark. The ball came into the hands of Rodolfo Cotabut the Mexican goalkeeper, with the intention of keeping the ball, was unable to prevent the fall of his goal.

Tri’s Quick Reaction

The 1-1 on the scoreboard only lasted two minutes. The Mexican team reacted immediately to make it 2-1 through an own goal by William Troost-Ekong, who failed to clear a cross from Jesus Gallardo and ended up sending the ball to the bottom of his goal.

experienced backbone

César Montes, Héctor Moreno and Andrés Guardado were the backbone of the Tri in the duel before Nigeria. All three responded in their respective roles. Saved, with the captain’s badge, he appeared in a large part of the field of play, either to recover or to be an option to pass, he even came close to making it 2-0 at 18 ‘. Montes and Moreno were solid behind the Mexican defense.

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Reasons for the victory of the Mexican National Team against Nigeria