El Tri's last visit to the Cuscatlán in San Salvador for the 2010 World Cup qualifiers resulted in a 2-1 loss still highly regarded by the Central Americans.
Mexico's struggles to qualify for South Africa 2010 reached a nadir when it lost to the Selecta 2-1 in El Salvador, dropping its first match there since 1993.
Eliseo Quintanilla's 86th minute penalty kick sealed a momentous victory for El Salvador, which was managed at the time by Mexican Carlos de los Cobos.
Now, El Salvador will look to repeat history in order to notch its first win in the current round of qualifying.
"Mexico will be a tough game because of the quality of their players," expressed former Chivas USA man Osael Romero following the Costa Rica game.
"But, we trust in ourselves, we have a good group, we're capable and we'll have the fans in our favor."
Following the win at the Cuscatlán, recent matches have not been so kind to El Salvador, which was blown out later on in the 2010 World Cup campaign by Mexico, falling 4-1 to El Tri in the Estadio Azteca. That match, to boot, sealed Mexico's presence in South Africa after a formidable comeback.
The two teams met in the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, where the Mexicans smashed El Salvador with a 5-0 victory that featured a Javier Hernández hat trick.
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