ESPN presents the grades obtained by the players after the friendly match against the Asian team
the Mexican team tied with three goals against a combative team from Uzbekistan who took advantage of mistakes in defense and between the posts to get on the scoreboard twice, as well as save the final tie.
The goalkeeper received three shots on goal during the duel and conceded the same number of goals. At 18′, a defensive error allowed the forward Bobir Abdikholikov scored with his head with a shot in the left corner, which Ochoa He tipped his gloves but never pulled them off.
Before halftime, a quick play on the left wing of Jalaluddin Masharipov led to a low shot on the edge of the place made by Azizbek Turg‘ unbaev, who caught the goalkeeper off guard and forward.
As the stopwatch ticked away, Guillermo Ochoa allowed the tying of three goals through a cornered free kick, because the goalkeeper did not take care of his post and the ball was embedded after an apparently routine charge, where the barrier consisted of Jordi Cortizo and Uriel Antuna.
Some attacks on Uzbekistan They were in charge of the left-back defensive disorder during the game. The encouragement of ALVAREZ By entering the place, he gives spaces and conditions the actions of Sepulveda, because he manages to cover his absence in the lower zone. Likewise, their marking of opponents is slow and creates confusion in the lane.
An example above is the first goal of the Asian team, because it traveled towards the attacker and then confused. Sepulveda so neither of the two defenders came to the meeting with the ball to clear.
The work of the right center back against the Uzbek trident was weak and uncoordinated with the other players. The opponent’s first goal came from a poor mark to clear a cross aimed at the edge of the six-yard box, while the second goal was defeated by the opponent’s attempts.
As the leader of the defense, he gave a satisfactory performance, however, he was complicit in the mistakes made by his line and which allowed scoring in the first period, including his loss of the game with the second goal.
The left back had a gray first half, with little offensive depth with many runs into the opposition zone and successful in defence. He came out at 46′ for Jesus Gallardo.
The task of prevention falls on the boots of the midfielder because of the duo that have Orbelin Pineda who has a more offensive profile, so he is in charge of running the entire strip to steal balls and organize the game.
During the 59 minutes in which he saw action, Álvarez was the basis of the ball strikes towards the offensive third, with special attention to the technique of kicking high, because one of those touches fell on the boots of Alvarado at 21′ and caused a partial 1-1 tie. He came out Luis Romo.
The offensive midfielder is placed behind the axis of the attack to distribute the ball and his actions satisfy the short strokes, however, the long balls remain a pending matter and more to blur the field as the minutes pass. He came off in the 77th minute for Santiago Gimenez.
The midfielder serves as an interior midfielder on the left side, providing a small number of successful passes and repeatedly showing little coordination with César Huerta, as the two prevent each other in many offensive games. He came out at 46′ for Jordi Cortizo.
At the right end of the field, the forward continued to dribble as his main weapon to try short balls to intertwine plays at grass level above the opposing area and saw results of only 21 ‘, as he converted an assist from Edson Alvarez in one stroke against only three defenses left Raul Jimenez to enable networks. It came out in 59′ Uriel Antuna.
The left winger was tireless on his side, both with long strokes and tackles, however, his momentum did not exceed this occasion. He retired in 77′ for Erick Sanchez.
The axis of attack finally returned to a famous night for the Mexican National Team, as they scored twice thanks to their good position on the field and strength inside the area.
In the 21′, Roberto Alvarado made a horizontal line inside the area and the attacking center found himself in a position to finish in the net. In the second period, Jiménez scored twice thanks to a defensive error in front of a long ball from Luis Romo, because the defender rejected it in a bad way and allowed the attacker to close inside in the area to kick the goal.