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

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

Haiti Zero Mexico 1 (after further time): Jimenez’s penalty sends Martino’s males into closing

Raul Jimenez scored an extra-time penalty to see Mexico battle previous Haiti within the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals.

Mexico wanted a contentious penalty from Raul Jimenez to edge previous Haiti 1-Zero after further time within the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals.

With suspended coach Gerardo Martino watching on from the stands at State Farm Stadium, Mexico have been pissed off by the minnows on Tuesday.

They have been unable to create a lot of word by 90 minutes, however ultimately discovered a breakthrough early in further time by a Jimenez penalty.

After a delicate spot kick was awarded, Jimenez stepped as much as ship 10-time champions Mexico into the decider.

Mexico had struggled to create clear-cut possibilities all through the primary half as Haiti defended desperately.

Roberto Alvarado fired an honest alternative huge within the 10th minute earlier than Jimenez put an effort over the crossbar from shut vary.

Haiti have been well-organised and pissed off Mexico, who struggled to place photographs on goal within the opening 45 minutes.

Jesus Gallardo and Jonathan dos Santos missed the goal with efforts, whereas Jimenez pressured a comparatively snug save from Johny Placide with a 35th-minute header.

Haiti additionally had their moments, threatening early within the second half as Frantzdy Pierrot fired huge on the flip within the 49th minute.

Andres Guardado was the following to threaten for Mexico, his curling 20-yard free-kick tipped over by Placide, whose last-ditch deal with later denied substitute Uriel Antuna.

Compelled to enter further time, Mexico lastly cast forward in considerably controversial vogue by Jimenez. The ahead went down within the space below the slightest contact, earlier than stepping as much as convert from the penalty spot.

Haiti’s courageous effort went to the tip as they virtually stunningly equalised within the 119th minute, Mikael Cantave’s 20-yard strike hitting the crossbar with Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa crushed, whereas Luis Montes missed an open objective on the different finish.

What does it imply? Mexico’s struggles proceed

Martino’s males seemed in effective kind main into the match and once more to open the Gold Cup. Nonetheless, they’ve battled to wins over Martinique, Costa Rica and Haiti in latest matches.

Jimenez delivering for Mexico

The ahead was probably the most threatening for Mexico and received and transformed the match-winning penalty for his fifth objective of the match. Jimenez has now scored in three straight video games for Mexico.

Haiti virtually trigger a shock

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This was fairly the efficiency by Haiti. The minnows, who shocked Canada within the quarter-finals, sat comparatively deep and pissed off Mexico for lengthy intervals, solely to be undone by the extra-time penalty.

What’s subsequent?

Mexico will face both the US or Jamaica within the closing in Chicago on Sunday, whereas Haiti stay up for the CONCACAF Nations League beginning in September.

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