Carlos Vela started the game upfront with Giovani Dos Santos in a packed Estadio Azteca. The game was ment to be held in Jamaica but due to whether conditions it was held in Mexico. Vela and co cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win tonight.
Carlos Vela was raring to go and as early as the second minute his direct running at the Jamaican defence caused problems, he was brought down. From the resulting free kick Andres Guardado curled a superb free kick over the wall and in the top corner, it was 1-0 to the Mexicans.
In the 6th minute Vela broke the offside trap with clever play, as he looked to square it to strike partner Gio Dos Santos the Jamaican keeper rushed out and smothered the ball from Dos Santos’s feet, good play from Vela.
Mexico looked comfortable and was playing in the usual style with quick passing and movement off the ball. Vela was making clever runs off the ball in behind the defence and looked lively and dangerous. In the 30th minute Pardo stung the palms of the Jamaican goalkeeper with a free kick on the edge of the area.
In the 32nd minute Mexico got the second, they were looking for Vela took control of the ball, in the box a Jamaican defender got his foot in to clear, but the clearance was straight into the path of Arce, who smashed it home it was 2-0.
In the 41st minute Vela latched on to a through ball, he showed good strength and good pace, but he fired wide from a tight angle. In stoppage time of the first half, Vela played in Gio Dos Santos, but the Spurs man scuffed the shot and it hit the keepers legs, that was the last action of the half.
As the second half started Mexico made no changes nor did Jamaica and were looking for the killer third goal, Mexico was controlling the tempo, as Jamaica sat back and hoped for the best.
In the 61st minute, Fuller had Jamaica’s first chance with a snapshot, that flew past the post in a rare attack. 2 minutes later Jonny Magallon scored from close range, from then on the game fizzled out Vela was brought off in the 73rd minute in a good performace playing a part in 2 of the goals, it finished 3-0 to Mexico.
Article by – A. Zimmermann & M.Collins