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Mexico beats USA and adds eighth CONCACAF Gold Cup

Mexico won gold for the eighth time in the Gold Cup of the Central American and Caribbean Football Confederation by beating the United States 1-0 at Soldier Field in Chicago.

A goal by Jonathan dos Santos in the 73rd minute, left foot, after a heel pass by former Benfica Raul Jiménez, sealed the triumph of the ‘Aztecs’, which succeeded in the ‘ranking’ of the winners to his opponent of the final of 2019.

The formation led by Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino, a former FC Barcelona coach, repeated the titles of 1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2011 and 2015 (1991, 2002), 2005, 2007, 2013 and 2017 ).

The Mexicans took the eight titles in finals with the USA, which had already beaten in 1993 (4-0), 1998 (1-0), 2009 (5-0) and 2011 (4-2), for only one snub, in 2007 (2-1).

 

 

In Chicago, the selection of the house was better and the best issue to record soon to five minutes, by Pulison, and still to the top, by Altidore, which was the first one contracted by Ochoa and the second one shot to the side.

A month ago, over the bar, at 16 minutes, was a single Mexican appearance in the first part, which was once again to the United States, waiting for Arriola at 31.

After the interval, a first chance still of places, in a header of Morris that Guardado, also of the head took off on a line, in the 51 minutes.

From then on, Mexico began a decision-making process, with and without success, with actions in three actions of Jiménez (51, 63 and 67 minutes) and other time (55, 57 and 58).

The goal of the draw ended, of course, in the 73rd minute, in a move, to the right, consecutively by Guardado, followed by Pizarro and finished, left foot, by Jonathan dos Santos, delivered by Jiménez’s heel.

In the final part, already in despair, the United States still tried to force the extension, but Mexico defended itself well, with Ochoa always very attentive.

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