Crazy ending to a 4-4 Mexico – Trinidad and Tobago Draw

By admin July 16, 2015 00:59

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Picture Courtesy of Mexsport

Picture Courtesy of Mexsport

By Francisco Romero. –  After beating Cuba 6-0 in the opening game of the Gold Cup, it seems like Mexico can’t find its winning ways.

Wednesday night, once again, Mexico finished in a draw, this time a 4-4 tie against Trinidad and Tobago.

El Tri finished in a 0-0 draw against Guatemala in its second game of the tournament.

This was a game with a crazy, but entertaining ending.

Mexico took the early 2-0 lead with goals from Paul Aguilar and Carlos Vela.

Trinidad and Tobago stole the lead with two goals from Keron Cummings and one from Kenwyne Jones (3-2).

Andres Guardado tied the game at 3-3 on the 88th minute and took the lead on an own goal from Jones.

It seemed like Mexico had the game for good, but here comes Trinidad and Tobago’s Yohance Marshall to tie the game at the 90th minute.

“We did not play a good second half, there were times where we stopped playing our game,” said Mexico’s head coach Miguel “El Piojo” Herrera. 

“During the second half it was a back and forth game; we scored, they scored, we committed errors, they committed errors; they took advantage of our errors and we just could not compensate,” added Herrera.

With one win and two draws Mexico advances to the quarterfinals in second place, Trinidad and Tobago finished first in Group C.

Mexico will face Costa Rica, while Trinidad and Tobago will take on Panama.

“We know that Costa Rica is a great team, we are going to have to play better,” said Herrera after the game.  “Now it doesn’t matter, if we want to be champions we have to face whoever is next.”

It is not yet known if Giovani dos Santos will be available against Costa Rica, as he left the game with an injury. 

By admin July 16, 2015 00:59

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