Selections from Mexico and chili they tied 2-2 this Wednesday in a friendly match in Austin, in which both played with youngsters who could be in the World Cup qualifiers from January. Santiago Giménez and Jordan Silva scored for the Mexicans and for Chile Iván Morales and Pablo Parra did.
The young people of both teams came out to show themselves and soon the arrivals began; In minute 3, Mexican goalkeeper Carlos Acevedo saved his team in a cross from Joaquín Montesinos that Benamín Kuscevic headed in.
Mexico, who had possession of the ball 60-40 in the first half, took advantage of a distraction from their rivals at the start and in the 9th minute took advantage; Arturo González finished off, goalkeeper Sebatián Pérez rejected, Giménez took the ball and put it into the net to score 1-0.
Chile went for the tie. Montesinos put a ball into the area cleared by Jordan Silva in minute 20. He insisted on 21 and achieved the goal because Iván Morales made a rebound, pushed the ball and achieved the equalizer.
For the second half, Mexico was close to taking advantage when, in the 53rd minute, Giménez shook off two defenders and was in a heads up with goalkeeper Sebastián Pérez, who shortened and dried up the attack.
The Mexicans went ahead with a Silva header goal in a precise cross by Sebastián Córdova, on a free kick in the 64th minute, after which the two teams stepped on the area.
Chile rescued the equalizer in 86 with a left-handed goal from Parra.
Mexico will reappear in January in the Concacaf World Cup qualifying for Qatar 2022; The tri, located in third place, will visit Jamaica, while the Chileans, sixth in the Conmebol classification, will host Argentina. Before, next Sunday “La Roja” will face El Salvador in a friendly.
2- Mexico: Carlos Acevedo; Julián Araujo, Luis Olivas, Jordan Silva (Israel Reyes m.66), Salvador Reyes; Alan Cervantes (Erik Lira m.46), Erick Aguirre, Uriel Antuna (Marcelo Flores m.83), Sebastián Córdova (Mauro Laínez m.83), Arturo González (Fernando Beltrán m.66); Santiago Giménez (Eduardo Aguirre m.739.
Coach: Gerardo Martino
2- Chile: Sebastián Pérez; Jeyson Rojas, Benjamín Kuscevic, Sebastián Vegas, Nicolás Díaz (Gabriel Suazo m.66); Pablo Parra, Claudio Baeza (Ignacio Saavedra m.74), Marcelino Núñez (Víctor Méndez m.46); Joaquín Montesinos (Cristian Zavala m.82), Iván Morales (Diego Valencia m.73), Clemente Montes (Bastián Yáñez m.66).
Coach: Martín Lasarte
Goals: 1-0, Santiago Giménez (m. 9); 1-1, Iván Morales (m. 21); 2-1, Sebastián Córdova (m. 64); 2-2, Pablo Parra (d. 86)
Referee: Selwin Brown, from Honduras. He admonished Uriel Antuna, Julián Araujo, Erik Lira; Marcelino Núñez and Joaquín Montesinos.
Incidents: Friendly match between the teams of Mexico and Chile held at Q2 Stadium, Austin.