El Salvador vs. Mexico result: El Tri gets easy win to top World Cup qualifying standings

Mexico will head into its large showdown towards the USA on Nov. 12 because the first-place group within the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying standings after a scrappy 2-0 street win in El Salvador. With six of 14 qualifiers out of the best way, El Tri has picked up 14 factors from a potential 18 because it stays on observe to qualify for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

The profitable aim was scored on a first-half nook kick by Mexico middle again Hector Moreno, who utilized the header on a Jesus ‘Tecatito’ Corona supply. The second aim got here deep in second-half stoppage time on a Raul Jimenez penalty kick after the Wolves ahead was introduced down within the field on a solo run. It was his first aim for Mexico since November 2020 following an extended spell on the sidelines as a result of a fractured cranium.

El Salvador not often induced any points for Mexico exterior of the odd long-distance shot or cross into the field. El Tri’s again line calmly handled something that the house group threw its method. 

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A comeback appeared unlikely for El Salvador when a couple of minutes after halftime it was lowered to 10 males for denying Mexico an apparent goal-scoring alternative. Emergency middle again Mario Jacobo pulled down Mexico striker Rogelio Funes Mori, who was heading towards aim and Canadian referee Drew Fischer didn’t hesitate to point out a straight pink.

However then the house crowd on the Estadio Cuscatlan received again into the sport when Mexican defender Nestor Araujo was proven two yellow playing cards in an 11-minute span to depart the groups 10-on-10 for the ultimate 20 minutes of the match. El Salvador upped the strain and pushed numbers ahead, however nonetheless could not do a lot to hassle Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo ‘Memo’ Ochoa.

Mexico nationwide group coach Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino made eight adjustments to the beginning lineup from the Mexico group that beat Honduras 3-0 on Sunday. He additionally had a few harm substitutions to make for beginning left winger Alexis Vega (twenty first minute) and left again Osvaldo Rodriguez (62nd minute).

After six matches Mexico has probably the most factors (14), wins (4) and targets scored (tied with Canada on 10), together with the most effective aim distinction (+7) of any of the opposite eight groups within the area vying for berths within the 2022 World Cup. 

El Salvador vs. Mexico last rating

  1H 2H Last
El Salvador 0 0 0
Mexico 1 1 2

Objectives:
MEX — Hector Moreno (Jesus Corona) — thirtieth min.
MEX — Raul Jimenez (penalty) — 93rd min.

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Last: El Salvador 0, Mexico 2

93rd min.: Raul Jimenez slots it residence! Good and calm as water bottles had been hurled from the stands.

91st min.: Penalty for Mexico! Raul Jimenez does all of it by himself, rounding the El Salvador protection and charging into the field the place he is introduced down by Eduard Vigil. He will take this penalty himself.

ninetieth min.: 4 minutes of stoppage time.

83rd min.: Mexico again to absorbing strain. El Salvador is making its late push, however its actions are usually not as cohesive as they have been up to now. There isn’t any circulate to La Selecta’s recreation.

81st min.: Nice play by Tecatito Corona within the El Salvador field. He connects with Hector Herrera for the give-and-go and will get this shot off. It got here shut:

eightieth min.: One other yellow card proven to Raul Jimenez. Mexico doing all it might to carry on.

76th min.: SUBS – Triple change for El Salvador as Joshua Perez, Amando Moreno and Marcelo Diaz are in for Bryan Tamacas, Isaac Portillo and Marvin Monterroza.

seventy fifth min.: The followers are responding and El Salvador attracts a foul in Mexico’s half. Yellow for Hector Moreno … two minutes later it is Hector Herrera seeing yellow.

seventieth min.: Final sub for Mexico in response to the pink card: Chucky Lozano is off and proper again Chaka Rodriguez comes on. And now the gang is again on this.

67th min.: What did Nestor Araujo do! Despatched off! He is on a yellow and raises his arm to cease an Alexander Larin assault. It is an apparent second yellow and an enormous mistake by the middle again. He’ll miss the match towards the USA subsequent month. It is 10 on 10!

66th min.: Raul Jimenez wished a penalty! The referee would not award it though it appeared fairly clear.

62nd min.: SUBS – Followers are rising impatient. Mexico is killing plenty of time. Left again Osvaldo Rodriguez stays down for a while after a conflict. Then come the subs: Jesus Gallardo for Rodriguez, Hector Herrera for Orbelin Pineda in midfield and Raul Jimenez for Rogelio Funes Mori at middle ahead.

57th min.: El Salvador captain Alex Roldan fires a hopeful shot at aim. In the meantime, his head coach Hugo Perez brings in contemporary legs at ahead with Walmer Martinez on for Joaquin Rivas.

56th min.: Mexico middle again Nestor Araujo is carded for ramming into the again of El Salvador’s Enrico Duenas, simply probably the most enterprising from La Selecta’s gamers.

fifty fifth min.: It is easy now for Mexico. El Tri passes the ball all the best way from Memo Ochoa into the El Salvador field, a unfastened ball falls to Orbelin Pineda, however he misses the goal. The second Mexico aim feels prefer it’s solely a matter of time.

51st min.: SUB – Right down to 10 males, El Salvador brings on Lizandro Claros for midfielder Darwin Ceren. Claros slots into the again line at proper middle again. El Salvador was already lacking a number of beginning central defenders going into this one. Shedding Jacobo is the very last thing it wanted.

forty eighth min.: Purple card! A lot for a comeback. El Salvador’s Mario Jacobo is distributed off for bringing down Rogelio Funes Mori on his method into the field. The straight pink appeared harsh. On the free kick, Jesus Corona comes shut, however hits the surface netting.

forty sixth min.: Second half is underway.

Halftime: El Salvador 0, Mexico 1

Halftime: Mexico gained a grip of this recreation from the very begin and was affected person all through that first half. Outdoors of the odd cross into the field or a shot from exterior the realm, there wasn’t a lot created. So it was no shock that the breakthrough aim got here on a set piece by Hector Moreno. Mexico has been cruising since. El Salvador looks as if it is able to springing a harmful assault at any second, led by Enrico Duenas, nevertheless it’s not proving to be that harmful to this point.

fortieth min.: This match is stumbling to the first-half break. Not a lot taking place within the penalty areas.

thirty sixth min.: That ought to’ve been a pink card towards El Salvador. Studs exhibiting the entire method by Isaac Portillo and he takes out Mexico’s Luis Romo who stays down for a bit. Solely a yellow card proven to Portillo for reckless play.

thirtieth min.: GOAL MEXICO! On a nook kick from the left aspect, Hector Moreno applies the header, nodding it in aspect the far submit. Good factor for Mexico he stayed within the recreation. He is their finest weapon on nook kicks.

twenty seventh min.: YELLOW CARD – Issues are getting chippy and it is Chucky Lozano who will get a yellow for getting into exhausting and barely elevating his arm towards Bryan Tamacas. These two aren’t executed tonight.

twenty fifth min.: One other harm for Mexico. Conflict of legs leaves Hector Moreno limping. We’ll see if he can proceed.

twenty third min.: Chucky Lozano and El Salvador proper again Bryan Tamacas come collectively on the left contact line and referee Drew Fischer has a warning for Chucky, who’s surprised. He thought he suffered the foul. Chucky is staying on the left and Tecatito is definitely extensive proper.

twenty first min.: SUB – Vega’s not proper and has to return off for Mexico. Tecatito Corona is his substitute and can play extensive left within the assault.

18th min.: Probability for El Salvador. That man once more, Enrico Duenas will get one other cross off from the left, however the ball circulates again to Alexander Larin who fires towards Mexico’s aim, however cannot get it on the right track (extensive proper).

sixteenth min.: Alexis Vega goes as much as problem for a header close to midfield and upon touchdown he has a problem along with his proper ankle. He walks off the sphere with the coach and we’ll see if he can proceed.

thirteenth min.: Alexis Vega wins a nook kick and Mexico left again Osvaldo Rodriguez will get a header on it. Nearer to the goal than Chucky’s header earlier within the recreation.

eleventh min.: Araujo is again on proper after El Salvador’s first actual menace within the Mexico penalty space. Enrico Duenas lofts a ball throughout the face of aim however nobody’s there. Mexico clears.

ninth min.: Damage alert. Mexico middle again Nestor Araujo hits the deck and the coaching employees is engaged on his left shoulder. Johan Vasquez is warming up in case.

fifth min.: You thought that perhaps Mexico must take up some early strain on the street. Nevertheless it’s the other. Mexico has taken a number of the air out of the constructing, knocking the ball round. Alexis Vega fired a shot proper on the ‘keeper. Wanting good for Mexico early.

third min.: Early half-chance for Mexico. Cross from the left and Chucky Lozano beats the left again to the ball, however he cannot get his header on the right track.

1st min.: We’re off. Mexico in white with the ball to start out.

10:03 p.m.: Irrespective of which group you root for, that is cool:

10:02 p.m.: A really feel for what it is like contained in the Estadio Cuscatlan:

10:00 p.m.: Mexico anthem first. Within the meantime, what a photograph:

9:48 p.m.: “This recreation is every little thing for El Salvador” about sums it up.

9:46 p.m.: Eight lineup adjustments are rather a lot from one recreation to the subsequent. Recollections of JCO. Did not work out for the USA in Panama, however this Mexican aspect ought to be proficient sufficient to beat a shorthanded El Salvador.

9:40 p.m.: Ready on the warmups to wrap:

9:38 p.m.: Listed here are the lineups for tonight:

8:45 p.m.: And here is the Mexico arrival:

El Salvador vs. Mexico: Lineups

El Salvador has a number of necessary gamers lacking for this match, which is able to complicate issues considerably. Middle again Roberto Dominguez is suspended for yellow-card accumulation, and the Cuscatlecos had been already with out starting-caliber central defenders Eriq Zavaleta (concussion) and Ronald Gomez Rodriguez, who’s recovering from a fracture. The fill-in choices are inexperienced.

As if that weren’t sufficient of a wrench within the group’s plans, it may even be with out two beginning midfielders: Narciso Orellana sits out after his pink card towards Costa Rica, and midfielder Jairo Henriquez will likely be unavailable after he pulled his proper hamstring in the identical recreation.

El Salvador lineup (4-4-2, left to proper): 1-Mario Antonio Gonzalez-GK — 13-Alexander Larin,  6-Mario Jacobo, 16-Eduardo Vigil, 21-Bryan Tamacas — 20-Enrico Hernandez, 4-Isaac Portillo, 7-Darwin Ceren, 15-Alex Roldan (c) — 12-Marvin Monterroza, 11-Joaquin Rivas

El Salvador subs: 18-Yonatan Guardado-GK, 22-Kevin Carabantes-GK, 2-Lizandro Claros, 3-Jose Villalobos, 23-Herberth Marcelo Diaz, 5-Christian Martinez, 19-Denis Pineda, 14-Pablo Punyed, 10-Amando Moreno, 8-Joshua Perez, 9-Walmer Martinez, 17-Cristian Gil Hurtado

Loads of adjustments by Mexico’s Tata Martino for the third and last match of the October window. He was already lacking beginning defenders Cesar Montes (yellow card accumulation) and Jorge Sanchez (muscle harm) and each have already returned to their membership groups. Middle ahead Henry Martin is again from harm and is obtainable off the bench.

Mexico beginning lineup (4-3-3, left to proper): 13-Guillermo ‘Memo’ Ochoa-GK (c) — 5-Osvaldo Rodriguez, 15-Hector Moreno, 2-Nestor Araujo, 4-Julio Cesar ‘El Cata’ Dominguez — 10-Orbelin Pineda, 7-Luis Romo, 8-Carlos ‘Charly’ Rodriguez — 20-Alexis Vega, 11-Rogelio Funes Mori, 22-Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano

Mexico subs: 1-Jonathan Orozco-GK, 12-Rodolfo Cota-GK, 3-Johan Vasquez, 23-Jesus Gallardo, 21-Luis ‘Chaka’ Rodriguez, 18-Andres Guardado, 6-Jonathan Dos Santos, 16-Hector Herrera, 14-Sebastian Cordova, 19-Henry Martin, 17-Jesus ‘Tecatito’ Corona, 9-Raul Jimenez (Not in squad: Edson Alvarez, Uriel Antuna, Alfredo Talavera-GK)

The best way to watch El Salvador vs. Mexico

  • Date: Wednesday, Oct. 13
  • Time: 10 p.m. ET
  • TV Channels: CBS Sports activities Community (CBSSN)
  • Spanish-language TV: Telemundo, Universo
  • Streaming: fuboTV , Paramount+

The El Salvador vs. Mexico match will likely be out there in English and Spanish within the USA. CBS Sports activities Community (English) and Telemundo and Universo (Spanish) will carry the TV broadcasts. All three networks are streamed on fuboTV , which is obtainable for a free 7-day trial to new subscribers .

Paramount+ subscribers may even get entry to the match stream in English.

El Salvador vs. Mexico: Betting odds & prediction

Odds courtesy of DraftKings

Decide: Mexico -1.25 Asian Handicap (+100)

El Salvador’s home-field benefit ought to assist maintain the sport shut to start out, however Mexico merely has an excessive amount of high quality and El Salvador is error-prone and lacking key gamers in protection. With one other trio of prime attackers prepared to return off the bench to maintain up the strain, Mexico ought to have the wherewithal to place collectively a multi-goal win.

The -1.25 Asian Handicap gives a little bit of insurance coverage ought to Mexico solely handle a one-goal win. Since the -1.25 wager is cut up evenly over -1 and -1.5 spreads, half the wager can be refunded in that case.

Prediction: El Salvador 0, Mexico 2

  • Moneyline: El Salvador +700 / Draw +340 / Mexico -270
  • Unfold: El Salvador +1.5 (-165) / Mexico -1.5 (+120)
  • O/U 2.5 whole targets: Over +115 / Underneath -150
  • Each Groups To Rating: Sure +165 / No -225



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