Mexico 3-2 Ecuador: El Tri win last pre-Gold Cup match
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GAME OVER !!! Mexico wins its last pre-Gold Cup match!
Mexico is finishing the game in bright colors looking to score again!
CLOOOOSE !!! Pizarro with a close attempt but his shots passes by close to Banguera's net
four more minutes into the game!
Ecuador - Preciado goes off for Ibarra
Foul! Mexico wins a free kick in the defensive half
Guardado and Gallardo with the collective play looking for a clearing to make some danger in Ecuador's side of the field
Mexico wants to score again and starts pressuring Ecuador up front
Pedro Velasco with the yellow card after a hard foul on Andrés Guardado
The pace is slowing a bit with both squads playing center field
Mexico - In goes Pizarro for Antuna and Alvarado for Pineda
Guardado with the long shot but his attempt goes wide over Banguera's net
Both teams are trying to control the game, with Mexico getting the ball a bit more
Ecuador wants to tie the game and is pressuring Mexico up front
Mexico - Montes after his goal comes off, in goes Diego Reyes
Mexico wins a free kick in the offensive half, a great chance on goal
Tata Martino is preparing a double move...
Mexico is slowly getting back the control of the ball but El Tri can't seem to find any clearing into Ecuador's small area
Antuna with the individual play tries to surprise Ecuador, but his shot goes straight to Banguera's hands
Ecuador has managed to pushed backwards Mexico into their side of the field
Ecuador is controlling the ball through the collective play but Montes clears the South Americans attempt
Ecuador - Orejuela goes off after around six minutes for Ramírez
Orejuela goes down and the medical assistace gets into the field to check on him... he just got in and looks in a lot of pain!
Mexico started this half with a bit of a slow rhythm which Ecuador is taking advantage
Ecuador - triple change - Valencia, Velazco, Méndez and Orejuela go in for Ibarra, Quintero, Mena and Gruezo
Mexico - In goes Gallardo for Sánchez
Whistle sounds for the second half and the game is back on!
Whistle sounds! Mexico leads thanks to Jona dos Santos goal
Two more minutes left in the first half
With the aereal collective play Mexico creates a nice chance on goal but Jimenez shot goes wide over Banguera's net
Jiménez with great individual quality tries to find a clearing in the small area, but the Ecuadorian defense manages to clear Raul's attempt!
Antuna with the individual play gets a great opportunity but Mina clears the LA Galaxy player attempt
Corner! Ecuador gets a new chance but the attempt is cleared by Montes
The pace of the game is a bit quicker than before but mostly played center field
Corner! Ecuador gets a great chance in attack but the attempt is cleared by the Mexican defense
Mexico - Moreno comes off, In goes Salcedo
Héctor Moreno goes down and the defender looks in pain, he might leave the field
Ecuador tries to surprise Ochoa, but its attempt is no trouble to the Mexican goalie
Ecuador opens up a bit after Jona's goal as the South Americans want to tie the game, and Mexico is taking advantage of the spaces
Mexico keeps pressuring up front but El Tri can't find the spaces to create some danger
Caicedo through speed tries to take the ball all the way into Mexico side of the field, but Guardado recovers the ball
Corner Mexico! The second corner goes short and the attempt ends in nothing
Corner! Jona with the center but the defense is on spot and clears the ball sending the ball to corner again
Mexico's starting to pressure constantly up front and Pineda gets a new chance but the Ecuadorian goalie sends the ball to corner
Jona with the assist for Orbelin Pineda but his strike is stopped by Banguera, first shot on goal for Mexico who's slowly controlling the game
Ecuador looks nervous, though Mexico is not risking a lot so far, both teams are playing mostly center field
Mexico tried to surprised Ecuador, but the South Americans recover the ball, however they lose it again center field
Mexico with change of rhythm and starst attacking from the right side of the field
Ecuador with the ball tries to find a way through Mexico's middle but the Aztec squad is well on spot and pushed them backwards onto their side of the field
Corner! Ecuador has an important chance in attack, but the attempt is cleared by the Mexican defense
Foul on Antuna! Mexico wins a free kick on the offensive half
The game with a back and forth rhythm during this first few minutes
Antuna with the individual play sends a dangerous center to Pineda but the Ecuadorian goalie takes the ball with his hands to stop the attempt
Mexico with the ball now and the collective play to reach the Ecuadorian small area, but the play ends in nothing
Ecuador recovers the ball center field, and has the first attempt of the game but Preciado's shot goes outside Ochoa's box
Ecuador had the first play but the ball is recovered by the Mexican national team, and Ochoa sents a long shot
Ball is rolling in the first half!
Ecuador starting XI
- 19Beder Caicedo
- 2Arturo Mina
- 17José Quinteros
- 15Jefferson Intriago
- 11Eduar Preciado
- 23Jhegson Méndez
- 13Enner Valencia
Mexico starting lineup
- 21Luis Rodríguez
- 26Jorge Sánchez
- 17César Montes
- 15Héctor Moreno
- 10Luis Montes
- 7Orbelín Pineda
- 9Raúl Jiménez
- 14Carlos Antuna
AS to follow, Renato Ibarra: The striker of Club America is the man to follow as he can become a real danger in attack for those led by Gerardo Martino, as his outside the box shot is quite dangerous.
The Ecuadorian team has shown an improvement with Hernán 'Bolillo' Gómez, but they only managed to equalize against Honduras and Venezuela, besides losing against the United States.
AS to follow, Rodolfo Pizarro: Pizarro is going through a sweet moment and has proved him vital when Mexico defeated Venezuela midweek.
The Mexican team showed the change in the technical direction has worked. Now, with 'Tata' Martino they only know how to win, arriving at this match after beating Venezuela 3-1 on Wednesday.
Preview of Mexico vs Ecuador, Friendly
Mexico is looking to remain unbeaten with Gerardo Martino when they face Ecuador in Dallas, a squad that comes from a draw against Honduras and Venezuela.
Welcome to the play by play of Mexico vs Ecuador, an international friendly match to be played this Sunday, June 9 at AT & T Center.