Mexico vs Jamaica

Mexico vs Jamaica score, result, and highlights as El Tri reach CONCACAF Gold Cup final vs Panama

With a convincing 3-0 semifinal victory over Jamaica in Las Vegas, Mexico advanced to the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup final, where they will face Panama on Sunday at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.

Henry Martin gave El Tri the lead after just two minutes, and Luis Chavez put the game away with a stunning left-footed free kick into the upper left corner. In stoppage time, Roberto ‘El Piojo’ Alvarado scored by tapping in from deep.

The game’s tempo was set by the opening goal, and Mexico effectively handled the outcome to frustrate a Jamaican team playing at full strength. Leon Bailey, Demarai Grey, and Michail Antonio, three Premier League talents who play for the Reggae Boyz, were unable to produce exciting chances that would have troubled Mexico custodian Memo Ochoa.

Mexico will compete for the continental championship they last won in 2019 at SoFi Stadium against surprise winners Panama, who defeated the United States on penalties in the semifinals.

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In just a few weeks since the disaster of the humiliating 3-0 Nations League semifinal loss to the USA in June, which ultimately cost Diego Cocca his job, the comeback under interim manager Jaime Lozano is nearly complete.

Mexico vs Jamaica final score

Final Goal scorers
Mexico 3 Henry Martin (Jesus Gallardo) 2′
Luis Chavez 30′
Roberto Alvarado (Jesus Gallardo) 93′
Jamaica 0

Lineups:

Mexico (4-3-3): 13-Ochoa (GK) — 19-J. Sanchez, 3-Montes, 5-J. Vasquez, 23-Gallardo — 14-E. Sanchez (8-‘Charly’ Rodriguez 64′), 7-Romo, 18-L. Chavez (4-Alvarez, 72′) — 15-Antuna (10-Alvarado, 72′), 20-Martin (11-Gimenez 64′), 17-Pineda (16-Lainez, 87′)

Jamaica (4-4-2): 1-Blake (GK) — 21-J. Brown (2-Lembikisa, 51′), 6-Bernard, 17-Lowe, 4-Bell — 10-Reid, 15-Latibeaudiere (8-Johnson, 85′), 3-Lambert (11-Nicholson, 46′), 7-Bailey — 12-Gray, 18-Antonio (14-Richards, 85′).

Another perfect performance for Mexico

Cesar Montes and Johan Vasquez, El Tri’s center-back partnership, demonstrated why they haven’t lost a game when they both start together (four victories and a draw) during the game with strong tackles, aerial dominance, aggressive defending, and few errors.

For a Mexico side that spent the majority of the game controlling the lead and defending, they assisted in setting the defensive tone. It was part of the game plan to counter a Jamaican team that continued to press, attack, and press with its star forwards. However, they came across a hostile Mexican party that was prepared to battle.

 

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