That's it! Mexico gets past Honduras 2-0 in extra time, setting up a final showdown against the United States on Saturday at the Rose Bowl. Should be a cracker of a match.
Mexico just passing out the clock now
Yellow/Red R. Espinoza
Espinoza gets the boot after his second yellow, which was richly deserved after a late, high challenge on Juarez. Could have been a straight red, really.
Torres Nilo fires from the top of the box with his left and it brushes the outside of the far post
Yellow Card R. Espinoza
Frustration starting to mount for Honduras, who worked so hard for 90 minutes, only to see Mexico score twice in the first half of extra time
The second half of extra time is underway
Aguilar almost makes it three right before the extra-time break as his strike is saved off the crossbar by Valladares
Mexico looking for more, as Aguilar crosses for Chicharito, who wins a header that just floats over the crossbar
Substitution Pablo Edson Barrera Paul Nicolás Aguilar
Barrera hit a corner kick and De Nigris won the header, which fell to Chicharito who had an easy tap in at the doorstep
Assist A. De Nigris
GOAL MEXICO! It's Chicharito with his trademark close-range finish! Game over.
Hernandez lays it off to dos Santos at the top of the box, but he steers his shot wide. Hasn't been the greatest night for him
What a header it was too. De Nigris came to the near post and was able to steer his header inside the post. Most would have put that one well wide
Yellow Card A. De Nigris
GOAL MEXICO! It's Aldo De Nigris on a header off a corner!
Assist Pablo Edson Barrera
Goal A. De Nigris
Here we go in extra time
That's it for regular time. It's still 0-0 and we've got 30 minutes of extra time coming up
Yellow Card O. Chávez
Cross in by Honduras and Chavez crashes into Talavera in the air. Clear yellow card
Espinoza with a rocket from long range but Talavera makes a HUGE save! Great strike by Espinoza
WHAT A CHANCE! Gio played in all alone on a breakaway on Valladares, but his shot flashes wide of the far post. That was the game right there
Honduras has clearly come out tonight to frustrate the more talented Mexicans and so far, you'd have to say they've accomplished their goal
Honduras puts the ball in Mexico's net, but the play is flagged offside. Replays show Costly was pretty clearly offside
Entering the final ten minutes. Is this match destined for extra time?
Costly goes down in the box and wants a penalty. Ref isn't having it, but I've seen them given for less. Mexico fortunate there
Yellow Card Juan Carlos García
Free kick for Mexico….Barrera delivers a great ball and Chicharito wins the header over Valladares, but his header somehow goes wide. What a chance!
Yellow Card M. Sabillón
Substitution J. Bengtson C. Costly
Honduras uses its final sub with Costly coming in for Bengston. Seems a bit early for a game that could go another 50 minutes
Chance Mexico! Barrera fires from long range and Valladares gets a palm on it and the ball goes straight up, hits the crossbar, and goes out for a corner
Chicharito almost gets through the Honduras defense, but Valladares comes out well to smother the ball
Gio tries to carve up the Honduran defense, but his final ball gets away from De Nigris
Mexico is finding the knockout stages to be much tougher than the group phase. After cruising in its first three matches, it snuck by Guatemala 2-1 in the quarters and now Honduras is giving it all it can handle
Substitution J. Portillo Ramón Nuñez
Honduras with a good spell of possession in the Mexican half, but Bengston is whistled for offside to end the threat
Substitution C. Salcido Jorge Emmanuel Torres
Mexico tries to counter, but Honduras gets back very well, Leveron winning the header on Barrera's cross
Substitution Jose Andrés Guardado A. De Nigris
Yellow Card E. Juárez
Marquez strikes right into the wall and Castro's shot from the top of the box off the rebound is badly mis-hit. Danger averted.
Thomas fouls Juarez in a dangerous spot. Looks like he got the ball upon replay
Substitution V. Bernárdez J. Leverón
The second half is underway.....
That's the half. It's scoreless and Honduras has acquitted itself well in this match. Its defense has been solid and has frustrated the Mexicans for the most part thus far
So close Mexico! Guardado shoots near post and Chicharito nearly steers it home. Good defensive play by Juan Garcia to stick with him
Yellow Card J. Portillo
Portillo with a silly challenge from behind on Juarez near midfield rightly earns him a booking
Yellow Card Gerardo Torrado
Game's starting to have a good rhythm to it. Attacks going back and forth, but no clear-cut chances at either end
Barrera played in on a great long ball, but his control lets him down right in front of goal and Valladares collects easily
Barrera plays Chicharito in, but Chavez comes over well to win it. Chicharito has been very quiet thus far
Mejia gets the first half-chance for Honduras, but his shot is poor, and flies well high and wide
Gio dos Santos causing problems for Honduras down the right flank, but he's whistled for offside
Yellow Card V. Bernárdez
Mexico starting to impose itself on the match, as they've had the only real scoring chances so far
Free kick for Mexico near the corner spot taken by Guardado and Moreno flies in and wins the header, but JUST heads wide of the far post
Barrera is played through, but Chavez comes over to clear up the danger.
That was dangerous. Honduras can't give the ball away so cheaply
Quick fire Mexico counter springs Chicharito who drops to Guardado, who unleashes a left-footed rocket just wide of the far post.
We are off!
We'll start shortly here. Remember, the winner will face the USA Saturday in the final at the Rose Bowl.
And the Honduras XI: Valladares; Garcia, Sabillon, J Garcia, Bernardez, Chavez, Espinoza, Portillo, Thomas, Mejia, Bengston.
Here's your Mexico XI: Talavera, Márquez, Salcido, Moreno, Juárez, Guardado, Torrado, Castro, Barrera, dos Santos, Chicharito
Hello everybody, Seth Vertelney here to take you through this second semifinal tonight: Honduras v. Mexico
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