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Played
July 14, 2013 6:00 PM EDT
Sports Authority Field at Mile High — Denver, Colorado
Referee:‬ M. Geiger‎
Attendance:‬ 30000‎
 
M. Fabián 21′
 
L. Montes 34′
 
M. Ponce 90′
Top of the Match
L. Montes
L. Montes
Mexico
Miguel Arturo Layun
Miguel Arturo Layun
Mexico
Flop of the Match
Sébastien Antoine Crétinoir
Sébastien Antoine Crétinoir
Martinique
R. Jiménez
R. Jiménez
Mexico

Martinique 1-3 Mexico: Fabian strikes again

Marco Fabian continued his hot scoring run for Mexico and helped El Tri into the knockout rounds of the Gold Cup.

By Allen Ramsey

Luis Montes
FMF
Marco Fabian continued his scoring run, Luis Montes added a screamer and Miguel Ponce netted late to help Mexico advance to the knockout rounds of the CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 3-1 win over Martinique on Sunday.

Kévin Parsemain pulled Martinique back into the game with a penalty just before the break, but El Tri managed to hold on to its lead in what was a very frantic final group game for both sides.

Fabian's opener came 21 minutes in when a save led to a rebound at the top of the box. The forward hit the bouncing ball back into the ground and it hopped over a line of Martinique players and into the goal to give Mexico a 1-0 lead.

Montes followed it up 13 minutes later with a left-footed laser from 25 yards out, giving the Mexicans what seemed to be a comfortable advantage over the regional minnow.

But Martinique crawled back into the match just before halftime with a goal from the penalty spot. Miguel Layun committed a sloppy foul in the box on Martinique's Steve Gustan, and Parsemain stepped up confidently to pull his team back into the match.

Despite the confidence that came from the goal, Martinique struggled in the second half. After a series of early mistakes from the Mexican defense led to a couple of half chances, El Tri settled in and Martinique struggled to find any way back level.

Mexico, on the other hand, had multiple opportunities to extend the lead, with Lugo, Fabian and Layun all getting looks at goal, and Raul Jimenez letting a golden chance to settle and shoot bounce past his shoulder and out of play.

The goal to finish things off didn't come until the 90th minute when the substitute Ponce touched home a low cross from Layun to secure Mexico a second win in a row.

With the win, Mexico advances to the knockout stages as the runner up in Group A.

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Martinique

30
Kevin Olimpa
Goalkeeper
2.50
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Audrick Linord
Defender
36′
2.50
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3.00
6
Babin
Defender
2.50
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2.50
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Gael Germany
Midfielder
3.00
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Olivier Thomert
Midfielder
19′
3.00
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3.00
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Jordi Jose Delem
Midfielder
57′
3.00
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2.50
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3.50

Mexico

3.00
23
3.00
33
J. Huiqui
Defender
3.00
16
A. Aldrete
Midfielder
3.00
6
3.50
19
4.00
27
C. Peña
Midfielder
70′
4.50
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L. Montes
Midfielder
34′
3.00
5
A. Castro
Midfielder
46′
3.50
9
4.00
8
M. Fabián
Midfielder
21′ 88′
3.00
7

Substitutes

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3.00
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Substitutes

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1
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23
I. Jiménez
Defender
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5
D. Chavez
Midfielder
3.00
2
E. Velarde
Defender
70′
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J. Pereira
Defender
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14
3.50
16
M. Ponce
Defender
88′ 90′
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15
J. Cortés
Striker
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99
3.00
27
J. Orozco
Striker
82′

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  • Injury
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  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
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Results
Group A Matches
Times In EDT
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Gabriel Torres Gabriel Torres
Striker
Colorado
5 3
Landon Donovan Landon Donovan
Striker
LA Galaxy
5 2
Chris Wondolowski Chris Wondolowski
Striker
San Jose Earthquakes
5 0
R. Zelaya R. Zelaya
Striker
Alania
4 1
M. Fabián M. Fabián
Striker
Cruz Azul
3 1