Mexico attack hits stride in victory over Honduras
MEXICO CITY, Mexico.- Mexico topped Honduras 3-0 on Sunday night at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, staying undefeated in the final round of FIFA World Cup qualification in the Concacaf region.
Mexico was on top 1-0 in the 18th minute, with Sebastian Cordova pouncing on a loose ball in the area and applying the touch that sent the ball over the line, hitting the top of the net and sending the home fans into celebration.
👉 ¡Goooool de México! Furioso remate de Sebastián Córdova y todo el azteca grita el primero de la noche. 🇲🇽 ⚡— Concacaf (@Concacaf) October 10, 2021
⏱️ 17' 🇲🇽 1 🆚 0 🇭🇳
⚽ 🇲🇽 S. Córdova #CWCQ
An attempt at a comeback from Honduras took a blow when the team lost its captain in the 49th minute, as center back Maynor Figueroa scissored down Raul Jimenez with the Mexico forward on a breakaway, resulting in a direct red card.
Despite going down a man, Los Catrachos still looked to put up a fight, with GK Luis Lopez getting down quickly to his left to stop a laser from Hirving Lozano in the 72nd minute.
But Mexico would make its advantage felt, beginning in the 76th minute when a shot from Edson Alvarez ricocheted off the post, falling to Rogelio Funes Mori, who controlled the ball and knocked it in for a 2-0 lead.
Lozano put the cherry on top in the 86th minute, combining with Alexis Vega in the build-up and spinning a right-footed finish past Lopez to complete the 3-0 scoreline.
Mexico now closes out the October FIFA date with a road match against El Salvador, while Honduras returns to San Pedro Sula to host Jamaica.