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"Chicharito" gives Mexico win over Chile in last friendly

"Chicharito" gives Mexico win over Chile in last friendly

Mexico defeated Chile 1-0 on Wednesday at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, in the last match of preparation for both teams ahead of the Copa America Centenario.

Javier Hernandez, 87 minutes, scored the lone goal of the match.

Although they lost Chile was far superior on the night. All that the South Americans lacked was to finish.

In addition to giving the victory to his team, Hernandez reached 44 goals with the Mexican national team and is two away from the all-time record of 46 belonging to Jared Borgetti.

Mexico now awaits their debut in the Copa America next Sunday against Uruguay. Chile begins their title defense against Argentina on Monday in Santa Clara, California.

Game stats:

Stadium: Qualcomm (San Diego, California).

Attendance: 70,000

Referee: Baldomero Toledo (USA). Lines: David Barría (Panama) and Jeff Hoskins (USA).

Goals:

Mexico: Javier Hernández (87)

Yellow cards:

Mexico: Paul Aguilar (12), Miguel Layún (55)

Chile: Arturo Vidal (74), Alexis Sánchez (76), Eugenio Mena (81), Gonzalo Jara (90+2)

Teams:

Mexico: Alfredo Talavera, Paul Aguilar (Andrés Guardado 46), Néstor Araujo (Jesús Molina 46), Yasser Corona, Jorge Torres, Diego Reyes, Héctor Herrera (Jesús Dueñas 65), Miguel Layún, Jesús Corona (Javier Aquino 57), Oribe Peralta (Hirving Lozano 62), Raúl Jiménez (Javier Hernádez 78). Coach: Juan Carlos Osorio.

Chile: Cristopher Toselli, Pedro Fuenzalida, Gary Medel (Gonzalo Jara 69), Enzo Roco, Eugenio Mena, Marcelo Díaz (Francisco Silva 64), Charles Aránguiz, Arturo Vidal (Erick Pulgar 77), Edson Puch (Fabián Orellana 56), Alexis Sánchez (Mauricio Pinilla 82), Nicolás Castillo (Eduardo Vargas 51). Coach: Juan Antonio Pizzi.

 

AFP

 
 
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