Concacaf Nations League: Mexico must beat Honduras

mexican football selection This Tuesday at Estadio Azteca they will host Honduras, who will have to win by two goals or more to reach the semi-finals of the Concacaf Nations League and secure a place in the 2024 Copa America.

Delivering one of his worst performances in years, The Mexicans lost to Honduras 2-0. last Friday in the first leg of the quarter-finals, and will now try to impose conditions at home.

With a defense at times disorganized, midfielders losing balls and committing numerous fouls, and forwards missing the mark, Mexico were outclassed by the Central Americans, who imposed conditions on their Tegucigalpa pitch and showed it on the scoreboard with goals from Anthony Lozano and Brian Roches.

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In the last hours Mexican team he isolated himself in his training camp on the outskirts of the capital, where the coach Jaime Lozano is exploring possible lineup changes to show a different face than Friday.

Honduras, led by Colombian Reynaldo Rueda, arrive with two goals as a cushion and will have as a priority maintaining order to stop the attack from the locals, who need to naturalize Colombian Julián Quiñones as a starting XI for the first time.

For Hondurans It will be important to stop the momentum with which Mexico takes the lead and avoid goals for as long as possible to cause desperation in Jaime Lozano’s team.

“Neutralizing Mexico will be important; 90 decisive minutes left; I hope arbitration controls the game,” said Rueda, who complained of poor treatment at customs and hostility from Mexicans.

The Hondurans will give priority to order in defense, but will not give up attacking, because if they score, They will force Mexico to score four goals. In the event of a tie in the series, the team that scores the most away goals and Mexico does not score a single goal qualifies.

This Monday, at the Honduras training camp, two players who were recovering from discomfort trained with the team: defender Luis Vega from Motagua and striker Luis Palma from the Scottish Celtic. They were instrumental in Friday’s victory and Rueda expects them to push for a semi-final spot and a spot in the tournament. America’s Cup.

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Possible formations Mexico – Honduras

Mexico: Luis Malagon; Cesar Montes, Johan Vazquez, Jesus Gallardo, Jorge Sanchez; Edson Alvarez, Luis Romo, Luis Chavez; Julian Quiñones, Irving Lozano, Henry Martin.

Coach: Jaime Lozano.

Honduras: Edric Menjívar; Joseph Rosales, Denil Maldonado, Luis Vega, Andy Nahar; Deiby Flores, Jorge Alvarez, Edwin Rodriguez, Rigoberto Rivas; Luis Palma, Anthony Lozano.

Coach: Reynaldo Rueda.

Judge: To be appointed.

Time and date of the match Mexico – Honduras.

Stadium: Azteca in Mexico City, 2240 meters above sea level.

Time: 20:30 (centre).


Source: Aristegui Noticias