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Mexico 2-0 Trinidad & Tobago

Mexico beat Trinidad ahead of Nations League debut

Mexico's experimental squad impressed against Trinidad and Tobago ahead of El Tri's debut in the CONCACAF Nations League.

Mexico's player celebrate their second goal against Trinidad and Tobago during their friendly match at the Nemesio Dies Stadium in Toluca, Mexico
ALFREDO ESTRELLA AFP

Gerardo Martino fielded an experimental squad for the game against Trinidad and Tobago at Nemesio Díez in Toluca, the Mexican National team coach keen to observe young talent from the Liga MX with the CONCACAF Nations League in mind.

José Juan Macías proved his case in front of 'Tata' Martino as the Club Leon scorer opened the score for El Tri in a game that was mostly dominated by the locals, with The Soca Warriors fighting to contain Mexico's constant pressure.

The game was ultimately decided in the first half with Ricardo Angulo's goal to give Mexico a 2-0 lead, and with Trinidad compact in defense to focus on stopping El Tri's constant pressure up front, preventing from the game turning into a scoring party.

Goalkeeper Marvin Phillips had an excellent night for the Soca Warriors, making some fantastic saves to prevent Gerardo Martino's side from finding the back of the net more than twice.