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Mexico beats Canada with drama and advances to 2021 Gold Cup final

Mexico beats Canada with drama and advances to 2021 Gold Cup final

Mexico’s soccer team advanced to the 2021 Gold Cup final by beating Canada 2-1 in dramatic fashion this Thursday in the second semifinal of the tournament played at the NRG stadium in Houston.

Orbelín Pineda, at 45 + 2, and Héctor Herrera, at 90 + 9, signed the goals for the Mexican victory. Tajon Buchanan scored the Canadian score at 57.

In the final, Mexico will face the United States, which in the first semi-final, also on Thursday, beat Qatar 1-0 at the Q2 stadium in Austin. (AFP)

Concacaf Gold Cup – Semifinals

Mexico – Canada 2 – 1 (1-0)

Stadium: NRG (Houston, Texas)

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Referee: Daneon Parchment (Jamaica)

Goals:

Mexico: Orbelín Pineda (45 + 2), Héctor Herrera (90 + 9)

Canada: Tajon Buchanan (57)

Banns:

Mexico: Erick Gutiérrez (67), Jesús Gallardo (79)

Canada: Doneil Henry (45), Junior Hoilett (49), Maxime Crepeau (90 + 12)

Lineups:

Mexico: Alfredo Talavera – Luis Rodríguez, Carlos Salcedo, Héctor Moreno, Jesús Gallardo, Edson Álvarez, Héctor Herrera, Jonathan dos Santos (Erick Gutiérrez 61), Jesús Corona (Néstor Araujo 90 + 14), Rogelio Funes Mori, Orbelín Pineda (Rodolfo Pizarro 78 ). DT Gerardo Martino.

Canada: Maxime Crepeau – Doneil Henry, Alstair Johnston, Kamal Miller, Stephen Eustaquio, Mark-Anthony Kaye (Liam Fraser 78), Richie Laryea, Tajon Buchanan, Jonathan Osorio, Junior Hoilett, Tesho Akindele (Theodor Corbeanu 69). DT John Herdman.

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