Mexico 4, Finland 2: Something to build on…

Rafa’s header gave Mexico an early lead (Gregory Bull AP)


Last night, Mexico faced Finland in a warm up exhibition, in order to prepare for their two-legged playoff with New Zealand. It was pivotal for El Tri to get a positive result, because there are only two weeks left until New Zealand comes to Azteca.

Mexico started the game with a lot of possession, but shots were minimal. There were a few minutes where Mexico was pushing forward, but creativity was lacking. Finland gave a foul in the11th minute and Mexico took advantage. Rafael Marquez broke free on a free kick and headed in the first goal.

Mexico’s rhythm began to pick up, and in the 26th minute, Gullit Peña got an assist from Peralta and scored a beauty to put Mexico up by two. However, an error on the defensive end allowed Finland to score to go in by halftime, 2-1.

The second half began quickly for Tri, as Peralta scored just minutes after the kickoff. A long range deflection made the score 3-1. Yet, again, Mexico had a lapse on defense and Finland once again looked to fight back with a goal to narrow the lead.

Although there were some mistakes, Mexico really never lost control of the game. Substitute, Escoboza, was able to put the game to bed with a goal. Mexico would wrap the game up with a two goal victory the night before Halloween.

Miguel Herrera will look to regroup the troops and take on New Zealand in a crucial World Cup Playoff match in Azteca. The first game will be on November 13th, and the second leg on November 20th in New Zealand.

Happy Halloween and Vamos México!

One thought on “Mexico 4, Finland 2: Something to build on…”

  1. I feel like Mexico needs to play a big team. Like Netherlands or Argentina, all they need is their confidence up. USA was going through the same thing up until they beat Germany 4-3. Granted it was a weaker German team but its still Germany. And the confidence has took USA a long way.

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