Wednesday, January 19

Tokyo 2020: Mexico beat South Africa and will face South Korea in the quarterfinals

The tri olympic learned from the mistakes made against Japan and managed to win, like and score against South Africa in the third day of Group A football in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. It was a resounding 3-0 against Bafana Bafana to inscribe his name in the quarterfinals.

At the Sapporo Dome, Mexico was at stake for their chance to advance, they depended on them and it was not necessary to check what was happening at the Yokohama International Stadium between France and Japan.

‘Jimmy’ Lozano played it from the beginning with the inclusion of Uriel Antuna as a winger on the right instead of Diego Lainez and the Chivas footballer responded immediately. At 18 ‘he assisted Mexico’s first goal thanks to an overflow on the right, in which he scored the pass to Martin and then served Vega.

Then at 42 ‘the midfielder Luis Romo increased the advantage in a play fought in the area after a corner on the right. The South African goalkeeper cleared and Córdova put it back in the pot for Romo to define.

He was doing everything right, but he hadn’t been able to shout to the sky his first goal in Tokyo. So much was the insistence that was given. Henry Martín made his debut as a scorer in the Olympics at minute 60 behind a wall with Carlos Rodríguez, then he went alone and defined adjusted towards the goalkeeper’s left hand.

Mexico will face South Korea

In this way Mexico secured their place in the quarterfinals as second in the group with six points, Japan thrashed France 0-4 and finished their initial phase perfect with nine points. Now Tri’s rival will be South Korea, which has beaten Honduras 6-0 to finish first in Group B.

That duel will be played next Saturday, July 31 at Nissan Stadium at 7:00 am ET. And for that duel they will not have Carlos “Charly” Rodríguez for his expulsion against South Africa with the match 3-0. “The thing about Charly is a shame, it hurts and weighs on us all”, Jimmy Lozano.

However, he highlighted the work of Jesús Angulo in the middle of the field at his entrance.

Read also: Mexico vs. Canada: probable lineups, schedules and where you can see El Tri looking for a pass to the 2021 Gold Cup final

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