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WC Qualification CONCACAF

  • October 16, 2012
  • • 9:00 PM
  • • Estadio Nuevo Corona, Torreón
  • Referee: J. Perea
  • • Attendance: 26333

Live Commentary

  • 90' + 2'
    That's it. Game over. Mexico wins the group, wins the game, and is comfortably into the final round of qualifying.
  • 90' + 1'
    Last couple minutes here don't matter much. Two minutes added on.
  • 88'
    Mexico not content with two. Another corner, looking to make it three, but the header is pushed wide.
  • 85'
    Assist E. Hernández
  • 85'
    Goal Javier Hernández
  • 85'
    SubstitutionD. Cerén R. Flores
  • 85'
    There's the second goal. It's Hernandez, and that puts all doubt out of the mind.
  • 82'
    The other game in this group has gotten out of hand. Costa Rica has 7 goals tonight and is through to the Hex. Mexico will top the group.
  • 80'
    It looks increasingly likely that Mexico will make it six wins out of six. El Salvador not doing much to fight it at this point.
  • 77'
    Wow. There's another brilliant save. Reyna with the shot and it's pushed wide.
  • 75'
    This should be ugly by now. Mexico has turned it on and keeps going. Just can't get the second goal to fall. El Tri could easily have six goals by now.
  • 74'
    SubstitutionJ. Águila N. Bonilla
  • 74'
    How did that stay out? Mexico with two great chances in a row. Great saves on both.
  • 73'
    Finally El Salvador has a nice cross come in. Those have been few and far between in this half.
  • 71'
    Crossbar hit there. Nicely done from Mexico, would have been a great goal.
  • 70'
    Not as exciting in the second half as it was in the first. Mexico is still looking to get forward, El Salvador.. not so much.
  • 68'
    SubstitutionO. Romero A. Larín
  • 68'
    SubstitutionA. Guardado H. Herrera
  • 68'
    Another move for Mexico here. Guardado comes off. Mexico comfortably controlling this match, El Salvador's dream of a trip to Brazil in 2014 is over at this point.
  • 64'
    Goal O. Peralta
  • 64'
    All of the ball is with Mexico right now. El Salvador is hanging on to the goalless draw at the moment, but Mexico has a corner, and finally the goal comes. It's been on it's way for a while now. Good strike, the rebound comes out and is tapped home.
  • 62'
    With his first touch.. the Manchester United man is caught offside.
  • 61'
    SubstitutionA. De Nigris Javier Hernández
  • 61'
    And there he is. De Nigris is off, Hernandez is on. Not a great outing for the big forward, but Mexico has created plenty of chances.
  • 60'
    It looks like Chicharito is about to get his shot to break this deadlock. With the way things are going for Mexico, you wouldn't bet against it.
  • 59'
    SubstitutionC. Peña E. Hernández
  • 57'
    Calls for a penalty, and it probably should have been. And yet it's the goalkeeper, who arguably committed the foul, who is down on the pitch hurt.
  • 55'
    Another ball flashes across the face of goal and out for a goalkick. El Salvador is living dangerously. It's pretty much a lost cause at this point, with Costa Rica rolling in the other match in this group.
  • 54'
    Mexico has come up short again. But the spaces are opening up. You feel like there's a goal coming.
  • 52'
    Guardado with a great chance and flashes it wide. What a chance to put Mexico up. He was in alone and pushed it past the far post.
  • 50'
    Corner for Mexico, headed out for another corner.
  • 48'
    Still El Salvador moving forward down the right. Mexico looks well organized, but is having trouble getting things cleared well.
  • 46'
    El Salvador with the ball early and another pop shot at Mexico's goal.
  • 46'
    Second half is under way. Looking for another good show like the first half.
  • Good show in the first half from both teams. Mexico has had the better of it to this point, but El Salvador isn't going down easily.
  • 45' + 1'
    Time is almost up on the first half. And there it is. We're through the first stanza, 45 minutes to go.
  • 44'
    This first half has turned from an up and down shootout to one way traffic.
  • 43'
    Reyna, clever chip. Very clever. He's really been bright. Put it just over the bar.
  • 42'
    Desperate defending now from El Salvador to keep the score level. Mexico is turning the screws.
  • 40'
    De Nigris should have gone at goal there. He had the chance and decided to lay it across goal. Guardado had no such problems but ripped his shot well high and wide. El Salvador is being put to it at the moment.
  • 38'
    Slight break in the action. But the ball is rolling again.
  • 35'
    Now the pace is finally slowing down and Mexico is grabbing more of the game.
  • 33'
    Reyna again whips in a great cross and again the finish is not there.
  • 31'
    Reyna has been the bright spot for Mexico to this point.Really putting on a show on the right.
  • 28'
    Not seeing the pretty flowing game Mexico usually has at home. Understrength side, playing against a team that is desperate for a win will do that some times. Another shot flashed wide for El Salvador.
  • 26'
    Still a lot of up and down action. Not much control for either side.
  • 24'
    This is frantic football. El Salvador gets caught offside on its next move forward.
  • 22'
    Another dangerous moment for Mexico. Great move to free up space in the box, another cut back, and another shot pushed over the top.
  • 21'
    A second and third corner come from El Salvador, Mexico was struggling to clear it's line, and when it does, immediately tries to hit on the break.
  • 20'
    Great turn. El Salvador wins a corner with a nice piece of work down the left.
  • 16'
    El Salvador really pressing the pace. Wide open match. Mexico with a shot that flashes past the post back at the other end. This could be a very exciting contest.
  • 14'
    El Salvador can't find the final ball right now. Some good moves forward, but not doing enough to break down Mexico's back line.
  • 13'
    Guardado down on the pitch. Looks like he took a shot to the nose as he went down.
  • 10'
    Good showing from El Salvador to this point. Mexico has been limited to a couple of pop shots from outside the box and the one chance early. Still, you'd say it's El Tri largely in control of the game.
  • 9'
    El Salvador with a chance. Ball cut back and ripped up over the top.
  • 6'
    El Salvador struggling to find the game. Finally the ball is in Mexico's half of the field for more than a few seconds, but it's quickly sent back the other way.
  • 4'
    Play largely in the middle of the pitch early, but a long cross from Mexico is blasted over the top first time.
  • 3'
    Early chance for Mexico goes begging. Cut back across the mouth of the goal and cleared by El Salvador's defense.
  • 1'
    We're off and running.
  • A goal for Jamaica has put Guatemala on the back foot again in the other group.
  • Players walking out onto the pitch now. Not long to go.
  • Still plenty of time before this match gets rolling. We've got some other games going in CONCACAF at the moment. A quick update. The USA has a comfortable lead over Guatemala, but as it stands Jamaica has not done enough against Antigua and Barbuda to knock the Guatemalans out of the Hex.
  • Welcome in to's live coverage of Mexico's final match of of the semifinal round of World Cup qualifying. El Salvador is the team on the other side of it tonight, and needs a win to have a chance of moving forward, but Mexico will want to keep its perfect record going.