Mexico Schools New Zealand 5-1 in 2014 WC PlayoffPublished November 14, 2013 by OCR Editor
Mexico comes back from a series of bad performances with a spectacular 5-1 over New Zealand.
Mexico triumphed 5-1 over New Zealand last night in Mexico City's Estadio Azteca stadium. Interim manager Miguel Hererra was criticized for his choice of players for the game which consisted mainly of players from the Mexican domestic league, but his gamble paid off it seems. By the end of the first half, Mexico led by 2-0 with goals by Paul Aguilar and Raul Jimenez. The beginning of the second half marked another goal for El Tri, then two more.
New Zealand made the loss a little less sour when midfielder Chris James, who came in as a substitute, volleyed a goal in the 84th minute. Commenting on it after the match, James said: "Scoring a goal at the Estadio Azteca is something I'll be able to take to my grave and to contribute is a nice feeling but it is numbed a bit by the result." Only a miracle will turn things around for New Zealand in next week's second leg.
The other intercontinental playoff game in Amman saw Uruguay triumph 5-0 over Jordan.
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