Mexican national team beats Panama 0-3 to qualify for CONCACAF Nations League final | TUDN CONCACAF Nations League

A Mexican team With personality, who knows how to direct the game and take advantage of the right moments, beat 3-0 Panama In the semi-finals Concacaf Nations League and met USA in the tournament's grand final.

Edson's goal led the way, Quinones made his debut with El Tri, and Orbelin scored a 'jewel' to decorate the new victory over Panama.

El Tri started the game at a fast pace, controlling the ball and slowly marking the intensity of the game. The big danger came in the 10th minute when Mexico took a free kick from three quarters of the field, Edson appeared alone in the area and hit a poor shot as he had everything to open the scoring but his header went wide. Well denied goalkeeper Mosquera into the center and into space.

After a blistering 15 minutes, the game began to turn sluggish as Panama sent out a warning in the 30th minute with Rodriguez's shot. Memo Ochoa He didn't quite strike and missed, though luckily for him it went into the side of the goal.

The goal was scored from a dead ball in the 39th minute. Luis Chavez drove the ball into the area with his privileged left foot and found himself completely alone Edson AlvarezA header beat Mosquera to give Cowboy Stadium a 0-1 lead.

Mexico found the key and didn't waste it to extend the advantage. Henry Martin put a wonderful ball into space Julian Quinones He made a great individual play in the area by taking down a defender and then placing his right cross into the corner. The flag bearer raised the flag, but the celebration was delayed for a few seconds VAR He reviewed the play and accepted the natural Mexican first goal with El Tri.

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In the second half, Panama tried to react and had two warnings, but the figure of Memo Ochoa appeared.

The historic Tri goalkeeper saved what looked like a clearance on the line, and minutes later he again blocked Rodriguez's shot to maintain Tri's advantage.

Bad news for Mexico appeared with the injury Julian Araujo And Julian Quinones, who forced changes but revolutionized the team. Aguirre came on for Araujo, and Chucky and Orbelin went on to replace Quinones and Chavez.

The change was soon noticed and Lozano couldn't settle for a breakaway that stifled any cries for a goal, but Orbelin Pineda He was unforgiving in the next game and made it 0-3 with a superb goal that sealed Mexico's passage to the Grand Final of the CONCACAF Nations League.

They seek revenge against El Tri America They will meet again in the final of the competition, as they did in 2021, and will be looking to recover from the crushing blow they suffered in the 2023 Nations League semi-final. Revenge?

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