Conceded a penalty, but then saved it. Couldn't stop the second spot kick, but the blame can hardly be placed at his doorstep. Little to do beyond the penalties.
Didn't really have much to do. Though some might blame him for allowing the cross on the second New Zealand goal, the worse crime was the marking on Fallon.
Juan Carlos Valenzuela
The Mexican defense had about 80 really comfortable minutes, then a final period where they looked all over the place.
Miguel Arturo Layun
A fine run and cross to set up Peralta's second goal of the night, and nearly had one under his own name. Defensive question marks though, as he left Fallon unmarked on the far post to score.
Paul Nicolás Aguilar
The inverse of Layun. Good defensive work, a bit less willing to get forward and hit in crosses.
The veteran brings leadership and aerial ability, but once again, his decision-making will be questioned as he conceded a late penalty.
A wonderful night of playmaking, the only player close to rivaling Peralta for the man of the match award. Assisted the first and third goals, and scored the fourth himself to end hopes of a New Zealand comeback.
Sat deep and easily dealt with New Zealand for most of the match.
The Mexico midfield controlled and created a lot more than their New Zealand opposites.
Top of the Match
The Santos Laguna man has forced his way into the main striking role with El Tri, and gave further evidence of that with his fantastic hat trick performance here. If New Zealand entertained any thoughts of a comeback, they were dashed as Peralta chipped his shot over Smith and Moss, and ground into dust with Peralta's triple salvo in the first half.
Plenty of threat, but despite some really promising efforts, wasn't able to match his striking partner's finishing output. At least two situations where he really should have had a goal.
Came on for Montes and set up Pena's late goal.
The veteran replaced hero Peralta to help Mexico try and control the game, but really didn't help much as the All-Whites scored twice late.
A. De Nigris
Came on as a sub and put a decent shift of work in.