The 3 goals in the first half helped Mexico to win by 4-2 against the ten-man Paraguay. El Tri has managed to complete successive victories in the first two of where Gerardo “Tata” Martino had been in charge.
The second half of the game had been more when it came to ball possession. Paraguay was able to pull the goal back through Perez on the mark of an hour. Derlis Gonzalez had netted in eighty-fifth minute to give the match an intense finish. The victory had been sealed for Mexico in the sixty-third minute and secured a red card.
On the fifty-sixth second, Almiron had come on and had been playing against Martino, the former coach of Atlanta United. The game was being dominated by El Tri for the first hour. It had capitalized on the defensive errors of Paraguay. Dos Santos had been declared as the man of the match. He was free enough to finish the game from inside of the box in the first dangerous attack of Mexico as the midfielder pounced on to a defensive header, a misguided one from Bruno Valdez for coring the national team’s first goal.
The 2nd goal came as Hernandez through ball had found Gutierrez to be on penalty’s left-hand side. Gutierrez went for a low cross as Gomez stretched and steered the ball unwittingly into their own goal. Paraguay tried to come back after the break and appeared to be inspired as Almiron made an entry. However, 6 substitutions slowed down the rhythm of Mexico.