Haiti v Mexico Match Report, 03/07/2019, CONCACAF Gold Cup

Haiti v Mexico Match Report, 03/07/2019, CONCACAF Gold Cup

Haiti 0 Mexico 1 (after extra time): Jimenez’s punishment sends Martino’s guys into closing

Raul Jimenez scored an extra-time punishment to determine Mexico battle beyond Haiti from the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals.

Mexico had a controversial punishment from Raul Jimenez to border past Haiti 1-0 after extra time at the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals.

With suspended coach Gerardo Martino observing on in the stands in State Farm Stadium, Mexico were defeated from the minnows on Tuesday.

They had been not able to create a lot of notice through 90 minutes, but finally found a breakthrough early in additional time via a Jimenez penalty.

Following a tender spot kick was granted, Jimenez awakened to ship 10-time winners Mexico to the decider.

Mexico had fought to make clear-cut chances during the first half since Haiti defended urgently.

Roberto Alvarado fired a good chance broad in the 10th moment before Jimenez set an effort on the crossbar from close selection.

Haiti were well-organised and defeated Mexico, who fought to place shots on goal at the opening 45 minutes.

Jesus Gallardo and Jonathan dos Santos missed the goal with attempts, while Jimenez driven a comparatively comfortable save from Johny Placide using a 35th-minute header.

Haiti had their moments, threatening early in the second half since Frantzdy Pierrot fired broad on the flip in the 49th moment.

Andres Guardado was the next to sabotage Mexico, his bending 20-lawn free-kick tipped over by Placide, whose past tackle later denied replacement Uriel Antuna.

Forced to move into extra time, Mexico eventually forged forward in marginally contentious manner through Jimenez. The forwards went down from the region beneath the slightest touch, prior to stepping up to convert from the penalty spot.

Haiti’s courageous effort went into the conclusion as they nearly stunningly equalised from the 119th moment, Mikael Cantave’s 20-lawn attack hitting the crossbar with Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa defeated, while Luis Montes missed an open goal in the opposite end.

What exactly does it imply? Mexico’s struggles persist

Martino’s guys seemed in fine form resulting in the championship and to start the Gold Cup. But they’ve fought to wins Martinique, Costa Rica and Haiti in recent games.

Jimenez delivering for Mexico

The forwards was that the most threatening for Mexico and won and transformed the match-winning penalty for his fifth goal of the tournament. Jimenez has scored in three consecutive games for Mexico.

Haiti nearly cause a jolt

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This was really the operation by Haiti. The minnows, who stunned Canada from the quarter-finals, sat relatively heavy and defeated Mexico for extended intervals, only to be reversed from the extra-time penalty.

What is next?

Mexico will face either the USA or Jamaica at the closing in Chicago on Sunday, while Haiti look forward into the CONCACAF Nations League beginning in September.

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