Sources: Jiménez and ‘Tecatito’ to the bench against El Salvador; This is how El Tri will play

With the aim of giving them rest, Raúl Jiménez and ‘Tecatito’ will be substitutes in the duel that Mexico will hold against El Salvador

Gerardo Martino will send Raúl Jiménez and ‘Tecatito’ Jesús Manuel Corona to the bench, this Wednesday at the Cuscatlán Stadium in El Salvador.

In addition, The Mexican National Team will try to surprise its fellow Salvadoran with a renewed formation and with some surprises, such as sending Rogelio Funes Mori, Orbelin Pineda and Alexis Vega to the field.

In relation to the previous game, six players go to the bench, and in addition to the aforementioned Jiménez and Corona, this time they will be substitutes: Jesús Gallardo, Sebastián Córdova, Héctor Herrera and Edson Álvarez.

Likewise, César Montes returned to Mexico because he was unable to participate in this confrontation due to the accumulation of cards, so in reality there will be seven changes made by the national coach compared to his match against Honduras.


The ‘Tata’ Martino has decided to resort to three men who, when entering the change in the previous match, revolutionized the Aztec team, which until that moment was ahead 1-0 in the Azteca, with a score by Sebastián Córdova.

This time, Rogelio Funes Mori, Orbelin Pineda and Alexis Vega will orchestrate the tricolor attack alongside ‘Chucky’ Lozano.

As it will be remembered, at the entrance of these three to the game against Honduras, and when the Catracha squad had remained with 10 players, a favorable change was immediately noticed in tricolor football, since Pineda and Funes Mori, mainly, gave it ‘ life ‘to Hirving Lozano and his game was more dangerous.

In the end, the last two annotations of the Tri were the work of ‘Chucky’ Lozano and the naturalized Argentine, for a final 3-0 last Sunday.

Another surprise for the Mexican National Team in the line-up this Wednesday will be the appearance of ‘Cata’ Julio César Domínguez, who was not in the two previous games, while his teammate in Cruz Azul, Luis Romo, will return to the title after participating as a relay against Canada and Honduras.

In more returns, Néstor Araujo, who was absent in the last game, returns as a starter, like Carlos Rodríguez.


Everything is ready for this Wednesday the Mexican National Team to look for its fourth victory of the Octagonal Eliminatory, which means a dangerous exit for the hosts of Gerardo Martino, due to the pressure that the Salvadoran fans usually exert on their lands, which in fact , led him to Tri ‘serenade’ early Tuesday morning.

Mexico plans to play with Guillermo Ochoa, Julio César ‘Cata’ Domínguez, Néstor Araujo, Héctor Moreno, Luis ‘Chaka’ Rodríguez, Luis Romo, Orbelín Pineda, Carlos Rodríguez, Rogelio Funes Mori, Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano and Alexis Vega.