Preview: Mexico vs. Peru

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By Rafael

Mexico travel to Lima to face Peru on Wednesday in the second of three friendlies in preparation for the Copa America.

Miguel Herrera’s side come into this game after winning 3-0 against Guatemala on Saturday and hope they have a repeat of last weekend’s game.

Captain Rafael Marquez was the last player to incorporate himself to the team following Hellas Verona’s last regular season game of the Serie A. The four-time World Cup player arrived late Monday night and will be inserted right away into the starting team.

With Alfredo Talavera in goal, Miguel Herrera will place Marquez on the defense along Gerardo Flores, Juan Carlos Valenzuela, Julio Cesar Dominguez, and Efrain Velarde.

In the midfield will be Rayo Vallecano’s Javier Aquino, Atlas’ Juan Carlos Medina, and Marco Fabian of Chivas.

Finally, the two players in charge of scoring goals will be Raul Jimenez and Enrique Esqueda.

Speaking to the press before the game, Herrera said, “We are trying to generate competition inside the team. The idea is to watch everybody play [before the tournament begins].”

“Against Brazil, we hope to have a better understanding of the team that starts in the Copa America.”

Where to watch: Wednesday, June 2, 9:00pm EST, Unimas and Univision Deportes Network

Head to head record: 12 Mexico wins, 5 draws, and 9 Peru wins

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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.