The soccer team of Mexico suffered this Thursday in Kingston and feared the worst, but in just two minutes, from 81 to 83, he took advantage of having one more player to defeat the Jamaica on the ninth date of the octagonal end of the Concacaf for him Qatar World Cup.
The three points allowed El Tri to cling to third place in the standings, which gives the last direct passage to world.
Henry Martin Y Alexis Vega converted the goals with which the Argentine coach’s team Gerardo Martino he shattered two straight defeats.
Daniel Johnson caused the visitors to panic by scoring in the 50th minute.
The Mexicans dominated in the first half, not only because of their possession in favor of 65-35, but because they created the most dangerous plays, although they lacked accuracy in their four shots on goal.
the goalkeeper andre blake he made a good bilge to clear a shot from Alexis Vegain the 17th minute, and then Héctor Herrera, a Mexican piece from the Atletico Madridwas close to opening the scoring with a header that came out.
In the substitution time of the first half, Jamaica He was left with one man less on the field due to the expulsion of Damion Lowefor rough play in bringing down Andrew Saved.
When everything painted in favor of the Mexicans, Jamaica hit the weak point of the box Martino, the set piece play. On a free throw in the 50, Johnson left-footed shot and made it 1-0, in a distraction of the defender Nestor Araujo.
Mexico he went on the attack, but continued without force from three quarters of the field forward against the Caribbean team, grouped in a defensive block.
Martino made changes and modified the attack with Jesus Manuel Corona Y Henry Martinwho joined Alexis VegaOh, they turned the game around in a couple of minutes.
In minute 81 Corona escaped, he put a pass to Vega, who finished off. Henry Martin He took the rebound from the goalkeeper and put it in the door for 1-1. In minute 83, Vega accepted a service from Carlos Rodríguez and made it 1-2.
Mexico reached five wins with two draws, two losses and 17 points, one less than the leader United States, but can drop to third place if Canada beats Honduras. The Jamaicans appear in sixth place, with seven units.
Next Sunday the Mexicans will receive Costa Rica and Jamaica will visit Panama.
1.Jamaican: Andrew Blake; Javain Brown (Alvas Powell m.79), Damion Lowe, Ethan Pinnock. Kemar Lawrence (Gregory Leigh m.65); Daniel Johnson, Devon Williams, Lamar Walker (Liam Moore m.46); Ravel Morrison, Michail Antonio (Andre Gray m.71), Junior Flemmings.
Selector: Paul Hall.
2. Mexico: William Ochoa; Jorge Sánchez (Luis Rodríguez m.6), Néstor Araujo, Héctor Moreno, Jesús Gallardo (Gerardo Arteaga m.71); Carlos Rodríguez, Héctor Moreno, Andrés Guardado, Uriel Antuna (Jesús M. Corona m.71); Rogelio Funes Mori (Henry Martin m.71), Alexis Vega.
Selector: Gerard Martin.
goals: 1-0, m.50: Daniel Johnson. 1-1, m.81: Henry Martin. 1-2, m.83: Alexis Vega.
Referee: Ismael Cornejo, from El Salvador expelled Damion Lowe (m.45+1).
Incidents: Match of the ninth day of the octagonal final of the Concacaf qualifiers for the Qatar World Cup played at Independence Park, in Kingston, with the stands empty.