• Saturday Nov 30, 2013

    Monterrey tops Equidad in FCWC prep match

    Action from the friendly between Monterrey and visiting Equidad (green) on November 30, 2013, at the Estadio Tecnologico in Monterrey, Mexico. (Photo: Mexsport)

     

    MONTERREY, Mexico – Monterrey continued its preparations for next month’s FIFA Club World Cup with a 2-0 win over traveling Colombian side Equidad on Saturday in a friendly before 20,000 fans at the Estadio Tecnologico. 

    After Stalin Motta hit the crossbar early for the visitors, the three-time CONCACAF Champions League titleholder settled down and went ahead in the 13th minute.

    Lucas Silva supplied a splendid feed on the ground through the center of the Equidad defense to a sprinting Neri Cardozo.  The unmarked 24-year-old Argentine one-timed the ball with his right foot from just inside the penalty area, striking it into the lower-left corner.

    With four minutes left in regulation time, Cesar Delgado punctuated the scoreline with a brilliant individual effort.  The former Lyon attacker received the ball 15-yards from goal on the left side of the box, skillfully dribbled split two defenders and netted from the edge of the six-yard box.

    Monterrey will open its third Club World Cup campaign in Morocco on December 14, when it faces the winner of a playoff between 2012-13 Moroccan league winner Raja Casblanca and Oceania champion Auckland City.

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