The Canadian team took the lead in the Concacaf octagonal qualifier for the Qatar-2022 World Cup with a 2-1 victory over Mexico in the game that closed the eighth day, played at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.
Cyle Larin, at minutes 45 + 2 and at 52, scored the goals for the Canadian squad that reached 16 points. Héctor Herrera, at 90, got the discount for the Mexican team that was left with 14 units and dropped to third position.
On the ninth day of the octagonal, on January 27, Canada will visit Honduras and Mexico will go to the house of Jamaica. (AFP)
Concacaf qualifiers for Qatar-2022 – Octagonal final – Eighth match
Canada – Mexico 2 – 1 (1-0)
Stadium: Commonwealth (Edmonton)
Referee: Mario Escobar (Guatemala)
Canada: Cyle Larin (45 + 2.52)
Mexico: Héctor Herrera (90)
Canada: Doneil Henry (14),
Mexico: Hirving Lozano (15), Néstor Araujo (90 + 8)
Canada: Milan Borjan – Samuel Adekugbe, Doneil Henry (Steven Vitoria 37), Kamal Miller, Richie Laryea, Stephen Eustaquio, Alistair Johnston, Atiba Hutchinson, Tajon Buchanan, Cyle Larin (Jonathan David 73) (Lucas Cavallini 89), Alphonso Davies (Jonathan Osorio 88). DT John Herdman.
Mexico: Guillermo Ochoa – Jorge Sánchez, Julio Domínguez (Jesús Corona 46), Néstor Araujo, Johan Vásquez, Jesús Gallardo, Edson Álvarez (Andrés Guardado 74), Héctor Herrera, Orbelín Pineda (Sebastián Córdova 59), Raúl Jiménez, Hirving Lozano (Roberto Alvarado 46). DT Gerardo Martino.