Honduras vs. Mexico: World Cup Qualifying as It Happened
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2013 CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier
Honduras vs. Mexico
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
FULL TIME: 2-2 draw (Hernández 28', 54', Costly 76', Bengtson 79')
Honduras: Noel Valladares; Víctor Bernárdez, Maynor Figueroa; Arnold Peralta, Emilio Izaguirre; Roger Espinoza (Jerry Palacios 59'), Luis Garrido, Óscar García, Mario Martínez (Carlos Discua 82'); Carlo Costly, Jerry Bengtson
Mexico: Guillermo Ochoa; Severo Meza, Francisco Javier Rodríguez, Héctor Moreno, Jorge Torres Nilo; Carlos Salcido, Jesús Zavala, Javier Aquino (Héctor Herrera 86'), Giovani dos Santos (Raúl Jiménez 75'), Andrés Guardado; Javier Hernández (Omar Bravo 64')
Honduras with a miraculously draw grabs one point on home soil. Mexico played better but in six minutes the two-goal lead they had vanished.
Javier Hernández made a clear difference for the away side, while Giovani dos Santos did not contribute much in the match.
An unfair result for José Manuel de la Torre's squad.
With this result, Los Catrochos are still atop the general table. El Tri has yet to win in the Hexagonal and it will seek the first victory next Tuesday when the United States visit the Azteca.
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90+2'—Honduras is trying to score and Mexico is just waiting and hoping to keep the draw.
87'—Honduras with the momentum of the game. The crowd is very loud and start pushing Mexican players.
86'—Héctor Herrera in for Javier Aquino
82'—Carlos Diseba in for Mario Martínez
79'—Ochoa rejects the ball with the right hand but Bengtson takes advantage of the rebound and scores.
78'—Honduras with the chance after the referee concedes a penalty.
More on the goal
75'—Carlo Costly jumps and sends his header to the back of the net. Ochoa with nothing to do.
Carlo Costly puts Honduras team on the board.
75'—Raúl Jiménez in for Giovani dos Santos
75'—Héctor Moreno blocks Arnold Peralta's shot and concedes a corner kick.
69'—Jerry Palacios falls and Honduras has a free kick. Carlos Salcido with the foul.
64'—Omar Bravo in for Javier Hernández.
62'—Giovani dos Santos falls again. Every time a rival touches him he collapses.
59'—Jerry Palacios in for Javier Izaguirre.
Honduras is desperate. Mexico still strong and dominating the match. If the score stays the same, this would be the first win for El Tri in Honduras since 1993.
More on the goal
53'—Carlos Salcido with a free kick from the left sideline. Javier Hernández changes the ball's trajectory with a fine touch and sends the ball to the back of the net.
Chicharito with the second goal for Mexico.
49'—Zavala surprises Noel Valladares with a superb header. The keeper saves in style.
No substitutions for any of the teams, but both benches are warming up.
México with the lead so far. Don't go anywhere I'll be back shortly.
45'—Víctor Bernárdez slaps Chicharito in the head. The referee separates both players and decides not to book anybody.
43'—Mario Marínez with a superb cross to Jerry Bengtson who makes a dreadful header and the ball goes miles away from Ochoa's goal.
41'—Héctor Moreno saves Mexico. The centre-back with a fantastic tackle steals the ball from Costly who was the last man in front of Ochoa.
41'—The whole Honduran bench is warming up. Luis Fernando Suárez is furious.
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