Panama vs Mexico

Ratings
FT
2 - 1
(HT 1 - 1)

B. Pérez 13'
R. Torres 61'
L. Montes 26'
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Panama

Line Up (4-4-2)

J. Penedo
1.
J. Penedo
4.0 / 5
The goalkeeper came up with huge saves when needed, notably on Chaton's bouncing shot and Brizuela's chip.
L. Parris
2.
L. Parris
1.5 / 5
The fullback is ill-equipped to deal with someone of Fabian's trickery. He was turned inside out on Montes' goal.
C. Rodríguez
4.
C. Rodríguez
3.0 / 5
Showed his excellent motor to push into attack even in the late going.
R. Chen
23.
R. Chen
3.0 / 5
Aside from one poor clearance which gave Jimenez an open shot, Chen helped keep Mexico at bay.
R. Torres
5.
R. Torres
3.5 / 5
The Panama captain dominated in defense, but his telling contribution came in attack. In the second half he surged past Huiqui to guide a corner into the goal for the winner.
A. Godoy
20.
A. Godoy
2.5 / 5
The Panamanian midfield didn't have the majority of the ball, but there's not doubt it did more with it when in possession.
A. Quintero
19.
A. Quintero
3.0 / 5
In a buzzing performance, Quintero assisted the opener and picked up a yellow for an overeager challenge before half. He came off after an hour.
G. Gómez
6.
G. Gómez
3.0 / 5
In one key instance, Gomez blocked Fabian's shot from behind.
M. Sánchez
8.
M. Sánchez
2.0 / 5
Sanchez played a great cross to Perez for a header that hit the bar. Other than that, he had a subdued performance.
B. Pérez
7.
B. Pérez
4.0 / 5
Perez scored the opening goal with a jackhammer shot from a tight angle. Later he cranked a header off the crossbeam to mark a menacing display.
G. Torres
9.
G. Torres
3.5 / 5
Though quieter than in recent outings, Torres still drew a yellow for Castro, had a low shot blocked from the top of the box and assisted the winner. Exited with 15 minutes remaining to fresher legs.

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Mexico

Line Up (4-4-2)

Jonathan Orozco
1.
Jonathan Orozco
1.5 / 5
The Mexico goalkeeper bears a fair share of blame for the game's opening goal, when he let a shot beat him at the near post.
A. Aldrete
13.
A. Aldrete
2.5 / 5
A goal-saving tackle in stoppage time wasn't enough to salvage the El Tri back line from conceding twice.
M. Layún
19.
M. Layún
2.5 / 5
With El Tri chasing the game for most of the match, Layun pushed into attack and acted as an auxiliary winger.
J. Valenzuela
18.
J. Valenzuela
1.5 / 5
An altogether too heavy challenge into the back of Blas Perez indicated how the Mexican defenders were struggling to keep up with the clever runs of the Panamanian forwards.
J. Huiqui
4.
J. Huiqui
1.0 / 5
The captain submitted a rickety performance in the heart of defense. His sloppy ball out of the back put Castro under pressure in the buildup to the opener, and he lost Roman Torres on a corner for the winner.
M. Fabián
10.
M. Fabián
4.0 / 5
Clearly the best Mexican player on the field, all play funneled through him. He toyed with Parris all night, specifically before crossing for Montes' goal.
C. Peña
6.
C. Peña
1.5 / 5
Though his runs from deep made the difference in prior matches, Pena's passing was off and he struggled to come to grips with the match. Chepo de la Torre yanked Pena out of the match at halftime.
A. Castro
22.
A. Castro
1.5 / 5
The holding midfielder struggled. He was too easily dispossessed by Quintero for the opener, picked up a yellow for an aggressive challenge on the prone Gabriel Torres and exited the match for Javier Orozco with El Tri chasing the game.
L. Montes
8.
L. Montes
3.5 / 5
Montes quickly established himself as one of the most serviceable players in the Mexican Gold Cup roster. He scored a diving header to temporarily equalize and was involved in positive sequences.
R. Márquez Lugo
11.
R. Márquez Lugo
3.0 / 5
Like he has all tournament, Marquez Lugo did the gritty work in attack without shining himself. A header over the bar from a free kick in the beginning of the second half proved perhaps his best chance, and the striker made way with 20 minutes remaining.
R. Jiménez
9.
R. Jiménez
2.0 / 5
Jimenez was woefully uninvolved.

Substitutes

J. Enríquez
14.
J. Enríquez
3.0 / 5
Chaton had shot saved after 70 minutes and helped stitch a stretched El Tri midfield together in the second half.