Mexico fell 3-2 to Colombia at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, California on Tuesday, as targets from Wílmar Barrios and Luis Sinisterra overshadowed El Tri’s dominant first half efficiency.
Chivas de Guadalajara participant Alexis Vega opened up the scoring within the seventh minute of the match, discovering the again of the online from the penalty spot after a foul by Luis Diaz on Uriel Antuna contained in the field. Mexico adopted up with one other brace, as Gerardo Arteaga linked with Erick Gutierrez to double the tally.
The primary 45 minutes noticed an nearly unrecognizable Mexico, with a excessive urgent dynamic as gamers linked nicely within the midfield and took dangers on the assault. Nevertheless it all got here to an abrupt finish inside the first 10 minutes of the second half, as Sinisterra scored again to again targets.
Captain Andres Guardado mirrored on the defeat, mentioning that it serves as a get up name for Mexico forward of the worldwide event, “it is an excellent preparation sport and it helps us so much to enhance for the World Cup.”
“It’s a sport the place it’s divided into two elements, the primary very severe, past the truth that they’d longer possessions, we have been good, collectively, stable, till the choice of a 3rd occasion we had after which issues that can’t occur, we knew that they have been going to return out sturdy, they rating a set piece for us, it is an excellent preparation sport and it helps us so much to enhance for the World Cup,” he mentioned to TUDN after the match.
“We additionally had 30 good minutes with Peru, with Paraguay, now a stable first half and in a World Cup we’ve to stick with it, as we speak they tie us in 5 minutes and we will not give away these sorts of conditions, it is higher that it occurs to us now and that it serves as studying.
“Past all of the evaluation, we’ve loosened up a bit and after a Qualifiers the place a superb sport was not performed, in these pleasant matches we’ve seen one thing extra, wanting the ball extra, having extra confidence in our sport and it is time to maintain it,” he concluded.
Tuesday’s match concluded the final worldwide window earlier than the World Cup, nevertheless, the group is slated to face Iran and Sweden previous to reaching Qatar. However Mexico should put together as they’re set to face Argentina, Saudi Arabia and Poland within the World Cup’s Group C.