Mexico defeat Guatemala 3-0 in friendly before Copa America

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By Rafael

Eduardo Herrera scored twice and Jesus “Tecatito” Corona bagged his first international goal as Mexico beat Guatemala 3-0 in a friendly game at the Estadio Victor Manuel Reyna on Saturday.

It was Mexico’s first of three friendlies ahead of El Tri’s June 12 debut in the Copa America against Bolivia.

Mexico manager Miguel Herrera opted for a rather experimental lineup with Juan Carlos Medina, Javier Guemez, and Luis Montes in the midfield of a 5-3-2 formation.

Eduardo Herrera put the Mexicans ahead in the 31st minute. The Pumas UNAM forward ran onto the ball after a one-two with Gerardo Flores and beat goalkeeper Ricardo Jerez to put things at 1-0.

Hugo Ayala created the second Mexican goal when he played a long through ball pass over the defense to Eduardo Herrera, who burst past a defender and scored his second of the day.

Following Mexico’s second goal, Miguel Herrera made several changes from the first-half. However, it didn’t stop Mexico from getting a third.

After a quick throw-in, Raul Jimenez took a touch and laid the ball off to Tecatito, who only needed a calm finish to seal the game for the hosts.

Mexico’s next game will be on Wednesday when they travel to Lima to face Peru.

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About Rafael Diaz

Fan of good futbol. Rafa runs when he is not busy watching Arsenal drop points away to Stoke.