The Mexican national team missed the chance to advance straight away and now has to wait for other results
The Mexican national team missed the opportunity to secure a place in the semi-finals of the Maurice Revello tournament with a 2-0 defeat against Australia, who had taken the lead in Group B. Now Raúl Chabrand’s team will have to wait for this Tuesday. The definition of Sector C aims to enter the final phase as the best runner-up of the competition.
The Australian team awarded the Mexican national team after 14 minutes of play. Marco Tilio took a set piece at the far post, an area where Nectarios Triantis appeared unmolested, but he sent his header to the side of the Aztec goal.
Mexico responded with two dangerous moves in the goal defended by Nicholas Bilokapic until the 43rd minute. First, Benjamín Galdames shot a cross shot that was parried by the Oceanic goalkeeper.
In the next action, Australia made a mistake at the start and left the ball in the boots of Benjamín Galdames, who initially assisted Luca Martínez. However, the Mexican attacker, who was free in the penalty spot, hit the ball poorly and sent his shot over the opponent’s goal.
Australia took advantage of some of Mexico’s mistakes and scored first in the 50th minute. The Aztec team lost the ball in an exit to Jacob Farrell, who drove the ball until he passed it to Noah Botic, a soccer player who entered the opponent’s area to take a cross shot, although he was not so positioned and without much defiance Because of his strength, Héctor Olguín could not prevent his bow from falling.
With the score 0-1 in favor of Australia, the course of the game changed. Raúl Chabrand sent offensive players such as Marcelo Flores, Jesús Hernández and Heriberto Jurado onto the field to look for an equalizer, which resulted in the ball spending more time in the Oceanic midfield.
Despite their dominance, Mexico was able to develop a dangerous move in the opponent’s goal until the 77th minute. Emilio Martínez commanded the move and eventually left the ball in the penalty area to Marcelo Flores, who fired a shot that missed near the corner of the Australian goal.
With the Mexican team already overwhelmed in attack, Australia used a counterattack to close out the game and take top spot in the group from the Tricolor. Garang Koul, struggling with poor marking from Ramón Juárez and Isaías Violante, crossed the left wing and sent a pass to Marlee Francois, who made the final score 2-0.