• Tuesday May 23, 2017

    U20WC: Mexico, Germany wrangle to draw

    Mexico goalkeeper Abraham Romero (yellow jersey) makes a late save on Philipp Ochs of Germany during their FIFA U-20 World Cup match on May 23, 2017, in Daejeon, Korea Republic. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)

    DAEJON, Korea Republic – Mexico (1W-1D-0L, 4 points) secured what could prove to be a valuable point after playing Germany (0-1-1, 1) to a 0-0 draw in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup on Tuesday at Daejon World Cup Stadium.

    The Tricolor now hold sole possession of second place in Group A on four points, leading the third-place Germany by three points and trailing first-place Venezuela – a 7-0 winner over Vanuatu – by two.

    While Mexico struggled to generate a sustained offense, its goalkeeper -- Abraham Romero – was the star. The 19-year-old Pachuca product made seven saves, including a point-blank block on a Philipp Ochs effort at the right post late in the encounter.

    Mexico produced a limited number of chances, but Edson Alvarez’s snapping header in the first-half forced goalkeeper into an acrobatic leap to parry the effort over the crossbar.

    Next up for Mexico: Friday, May 26 v Venezuela

    Group A Table

     

    Team  GP  W  D  L  GF  GA  P
     Venezuela  2  2  0  0
     Mexico  2  1  0  2
     Germany  0  1  1  0
     Vanuatu  2  0  2 10 

     

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