Mexico ended a run of six games without a victory in emphatic style as Miguel Herrera’s men put six unreplied goals past Cuba in their Group C clash at the CONCACAF Gold Cup Tournament. Oribe Peralta was the hero, banging a hat trick during the 6-goal rout.
Mexico dominated the game from the onset and finally took the lead in the 17th minute after a goal mouth scramble allowed Guadrado to nod the ball into the path of Peralta who finished into an empty net to make it 1-0. In the 22nd minute, Carlos Vela made it 2-0 as he converted a loose ball. Mexico continued to dominate and in the 37th minute, Peralta as he placed the ball into the net from the edge of the box after a pass was deflected to him. Guadrado made it 4-0 5 minutes later with a powerful header from just outside the six year box. The second half was played at a slower pace but Peralta completed his hat trick in the 62nd minute, forcing the ball into the net after an aerial challenge with two Cuban defenders. Giovanni Dos Santos completed the rout in the 75th minute as he ran onto a long ball before slotting the ball home to make it 6-0.
Cuba would feel a little hard done by as they came to the tournament with only 16 players as 6 of their players could not make it to the United States because of visa troubles.
Mexico have powered into the lead in group C and would be hoping that this is the beginning of a good run of results.