At least they didn’t get beaten: México falls 2-3 against Brazil

Monday 10 June, 2024
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México CITY.- The Mexican National Team was defeated 2-3 by Brazil, thus closing its preparation for the Copa América 2024. Despite a difficult start, the goals of Julián Quiñones and ‘Memote’ Martínez gave hope to Tri in the last minutes of the party.

The match began with the South American squad dominating from the first moment. With just 20 seconds left, Gabriel Martinelli had a clear opportunity to open the scoring, but he failed to finish. However, just five minutes later, Andreas Pereira took the ball on the edge of the area, beat the Mexican defense and scored with a cross shot to give Brazil the lead.

Despite the early setback, those led by Jaime Lozano settled on the field and began to generate opportunities. Gerardo Arteaga and Santiago Giménez tried their luck with long-distance shots, but the first half ended with México at a disadvantage.

Changes in the second half

In the second half, the dynamic changed and Brazil began to control the ball. In the 53rd minute, Gabriel Martinelli, completely alone inside the area, increased the advantage for the five-time world champions with an accurate shot.

Jaime Lozano responded quickly with modifications, bringing on Alexis Vega, who shortly after overflowed on the right wing and assisted Julián Quiñones to close the gap (1-2).

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A tense ending on the edge of the seat

The end of the game was high tension. Julio González made a crucial save against Vinicius Jr., and in stoppage time (90+2′), ‘Memote’ Martínez scored the tying goal, unleashing euphoria among the more than 85 thousand fans present at Kyle Field. However, when it seemed that the match would end even, Endrick took advantage of an excellent cross from Vinicius Jr. to score the final 3-2.

With mixed feelings after this confrontation, the Mexican National Team prepares for its next challenge: a match against Jamaica on Saturday, June 22, which will mark its return to the Copa América. Despite the defeat, the team’s performance left positive aspects that Lozano and his coaching staff will seek to capitalize on in the continental tournament.

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