|Mexico defeat Scotland 1-0 in pre-World Cup friendly| MEXICO CITY, June 3: Mexico gave a good demonstration but missed numerous scoring opportunities despite beating Scotland 1-0 on Saturday in a friendly at the Azteca stadium before travelling to the FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Mexico’s Miguel Layun (right) kicks the ball as Scotland’s Scott McKenna tries to defend during the International Friendly at Azteca stadium in Mexico City. – AP/PTI
Giovani Dos Santos of the United States side LA Galaxy, scored a goal in the 13th minute to give Mexico the win, reports Efe.
The Mexicans came out with a formation similar to the one they will use against Germany on June 17 in their first match at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and soon began to dominate against a rival with only four attackers.
In the 13th minute, Carlos Vela put the ball to Dos Santos, who shot from the left, hit the post and put the score at 1-0.
Scotland were thrown back waiting for coach Juan Carlos Osorio’s trusted troika, who came in the 27th minute with a shot from Miguel Layun to the post, in the 30th with a shot on the goal by Hector Herrera and in the 37th with another of Hirving Lozano, stopped by goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin.
The second half started with a rebellion of the Europeans who in the 49th were about to tie with a shot from Oliver McBurnie, whose shot hit the post. – IANS