Thursday, February 2

Alexis Vega ‘saves’ El Tri; beat Jamaica 2-1 in Concacaf qualifying

The Mexican team had a difficult match against Jamaica at Independence Park, from Kingston, where thanks to the goals of Henry Martin Y Alexis Vega, they turned the score around to finish with a final score of 2-1.

A colossus without an audience left a somewhat sad feeling for the situation in the world due to the COVID, which unfortunately is still a topic that has changed our contemporary life, in such a way that sports still do not have that voice of encouragement that pushes to give the best in each play.

The first half left a clear encounter that would have few appearances within the rival field of play, since both the Aztecs and the Jamaicans were careful in each pass they gave to avoid losing the ball and thus give their rival a clear opportunity.


It was until minute 20 when Alexis Vega, who from the left corner, was encouraged to charge a poisonous shot that Hector Herrera, with his head, knock on the goalkeeper’s door Andre Blake, which by the way, was a key piece so that his door was not beaten.

When it seemed that the first 45 minutes had given everything, an unfortunate kick towards Andrew Saved gave the red card to the footballer Damion Lowe, that after the WHERE review the play, determined that the professional should no longer be part of the match.

For the second page, neither of the two strategists: Gerardo Martino (MEX) Y Theodore Whitmore (JAM) were encouraged to make changes for the start, so both teams jumped onto the pitch with the starters.

Five minutes later, a loss of concentration made by the defender Nestor Araujo opened the opportunity to Daniel Johnson to hit him from outside the area to break the zero in the stadium of Kingston.

Said annotation forced the ‘Tata’ to modify its alignment within the green mat, for which it entered Diego Lainez for Andrew Saved, with the aim of giving more speed to the attack and depth in the attack.

10 minutes before the end of the battle, Henry Martin appeared at the most difficult moment, where a center that reached the head of Alexis Vega, was deflected by the local goal and the Americanist finished off to enter and equalize the board at a goal.

Three minutes later, when control of the ball was painted Tricolor, Alexis Vega made the final 2-1, after a good play made by the right lane by ‘Tecatito’ Crown, gave a second chance to the element of Chivas who did not hesitate and kept the number five in the rival goal.

With this result, the Aztec team remains in third position with a total of 17 units, below Canada (19) and U.S (18). For its part, Jamaica He is sixth with seven points.

Given: Mexico will be measured next Sunday at the Aztec stadium to its similar Costa Rica.



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