There are 12 million hearts that yearn to receive happiness on gray days. The Honduran National Team has the hope of the whole people. At the Azteca stadium, with the first leg 2-0 against Mexico, the Bicolor will break their hearts to go to their second Copa América and why not, the second Aztecazo, like in 2013.
The Honduran team will also advance to the semi-finals of the Nations League with a draw, a win and a loss of one goal. Mexico should make a three-goal difference. If possible!.
With a sometimes disorganized defense, midfielders who lost the ball and committed many fouls and forwards without a goal, Mexico was outclassed by H, who imposed conditions on their field in Tegucigalpa and it showed on the scoreboard with goals from Anthony Lozano and Bryan Róchez.
Honduras, led by the Colombian Reinaldo Rueda, arrived with two goals in the cushion and had a priority to maintain order to stop the attack of the locals, which should be the Colombian Julián Quiñones, naturalized, for the first time as a starter.
For the Hondurans it was important to stop the momentum that Mexico was going out and avoid the goals as much as possible to lose hope in Jaime Lozano’s team.
“It is important to neutralize Mexico; there are 90 decisive minutes left; I hope the arbitration controls the match,” said Reinaldo Rueda, who complained about the mistreatment of the customs and the anger of the Mexicans.
The Hondurans will be ahead of the defense order, but they will not stop attacking because, if they score, they will force Mexico to score four goals. If there is a tie in the series, the team with the most away goals will qualify and Mexico will have no points.
The Honduran national team uses three results in soccer: winning, drawing and losing. If there is a loss, the loser of the minimum will qualify for the Bicolor Nacional.
In addition, the defeat by a difference of two as long as the points of Honduras, puts us in the Copa América to be held in the United States in 2024. Let’s remember that the away goal has double value if there is a global tie.
However, if the Azteca match ends 2-0 in favor of the Mexicans, the match will have extra time and, if a winner is not found in 120 minutes, everything will be decided by a penalty shootout.
Regarding the first leg, on this occasion the Mexico vs Honduras that will be held at the Azteca stadium suffered from a change in weather.
The match between the Mexicans and the Hondurans will start at 8:30 pm Honduran time. It can be seen in Catracho land through Tigo Sports signal.
If Honduras manages to reach the Copa América, it will help them prepare for the 2026 World Cup qualifiers to be played in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Referee: Ivan Bartón
Location: Azteca Stadium
Reason: Back for the Nations League quarterfinals.