Couldn't do much to keep his side in the game given the talent gap. Managed a few stops, though.
Alone at the back post for the opener, caught standing as Peralta raced by to complete his hat trick. Taken off after picking up a knock.
Pulled out of position, was helpless watching as Peralta beat Smith and Moss on the opener.
Showed plenty of willingness to fight, but little ability to match the ambition. Consistently beaten by Peralta, he was probably most at fault for two goals.
Often overmatched, and had real difficulty dealing with the pace and technical ability of the Mexico offense. Thankful to Moss that Jimenez didn't burn him for pace.
Showed a few moments of inventiveness, with a nice dribbling run early on and the pass that Brockie got on the end of before winning the penalty.
A pretty anonymous night as the Kiwi midfield labored to put anything coherent together,
For the second game in a row, gave his nation a bit of pride as he converted a penalty for the first All Whites goal. Showed a willingness to fight.
Was definitely on the field for a while. Then he was subbed off for the much more effective Fallon. A victim of his side's early failings, but not a night the NZ veteran will want to remember,
Worked hard to little effect. Won the penalty, but the former Toronto man couldn't convert.
New Zealand's spark in midfield, he gad a few good forays up-field, but stepped it up in the second when he drew the second penalty and provided the assist on Fallon's goal.
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.
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.
The inverse of Layun. Good defensive work, a bit less willing to get forward and hit in crosses.
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.
The veteran brings leadership and aerial ability, but once again, his decision-making will be questioned as he conceded a late penalty.
The Mexican defense had about 80 really comfortable minutes, then a final period where they looked all over the place.
The Mexico midfield controlled and created a lot more than their New Zealand opposites.
Sat deep and easily dealt with New Zealand for most of the match.
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.
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.
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.