Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mexico vs Spain Preview

Earlier today Mexico and Spain went at it in a friendly match which took place at the Estadio Azteca.
If you expected the new World Cup champions to dominate the match, well think again.

The match ended in a tied 1-1 on Wednesday afternoon thanks to Javier Hernandez who scored in the 12th minute but David Silva was able to give Spain a 1-1 draw couple of minutes later.

The match that was held in the Azteca Stadium as part of the celebration of the bicentenary of beginning of the Mexican War of Independence revealed one thing for certain-the champs must be really tired if they can not beat Mexico that was eliminated during the round of 16, when they lost 1-3 to Argentina.
The other striking revelation of the game was that the vuvuzela should have stayed in South Africa and never crossed the Atlantic to settle in Mexican soil.
Let us hope that the Spanish squad gets some time off to really rest and recalibrate because there is another friendly match on September 7 against Argentina in Buenos Aires and you don’t want to do like the French who got their butt whipped on Wednesday night 2-1 in a friendly match against Norway in Oslo.
This what the lineups looked like:

MEXICO: Guillermo Ochoa (Jesus Corona, 56), Efrain Juarez, Francisco Rodríguez, Héctor Moreno (Leobardo Lopez, 66), Carlos Salcido, Rafael Marquez (Paul Aguilar, 58), Gerardo Torrado, Andres Guardado (Fausto Pinto, 70), Giovani Dos Santos (Elias Hernandez, 66), Carlos Vela (Enrique Esqueda, 58), Javier Hernandez (Pablo Barrera, 45).

SPAIN: Iker Casillas (Victor Valdes, 45), Alvaro Arbeloa, Carles Puyol (Sergio Ramos, 45), Carlos Marchena (Gerard Pique, 66) Ignacio Monreal, Sergio Busquets (Xavi Hernandez, 62) Bruno Soriano (Pedro Rodriguez, 72 ), Cesc Fabregas (Xabi Alonso, 45), Santi Cazorla, Juan Mata (David Silva 45), Fernando Llorente (Jesus Navas, 45).