Mexico were effective and convincing against Ecuador on Saturday, winning 3-1 in Arlington, Texas.
Luis Montes, Marco Fabian and Giovani Dos Santos were the goal-scorers for Mexico, and with 10 minutes remaining Enner Valencia pulled back a consolation marker for Ecuador.
Following are ratings and analysis for all the Mexico players.
|Mexico Player Ratings|
Half-Time analysis for Mexico
Ochoa: Had only a single save to make in the first half.
Aguilar: Did well to block off Jefferson Montero in the early going.
Marquez: Has so far committed a pair of fouls.
Rodriguez: Conceded a free kick after being well beaten by Montero.
Moreno: Covering well for the more adventurous Guardado.
Pena: Not getting a lot of joy with Paredes having a solid game for Ecuador.
Herrera: Giving the ball away too often in midfield.
Montes: Scored, and then suffered an injury that will likely rule him out of the World Cup.
Guardado: Was honoured on the occasion of his 100th cap ahead of kick-off.
Dos Santos: Went to ground looking for a penalty after running into Erazo.
Peralta: Picked up an assist on the Montes goal.
Fabian: Replaced Montes late in the first half.
Full-Time analysis for Mexico
Ochoa: No chance on the Valencia goal and was generally solid.
Aguilar: Made a vital, goal-line clearance midway through the second half.
Marquez: Suffered an apparent foot injury.
Rodriguez: Played the entire second half with a yellow card and gave little away.
Moreno: One of the few Mexico players to put in the full 90 minutes.
Pena: Replaced at the break by Vazquez.
Herrera: Drove play forward for El Tri in the second half.
Montes: Broke his leg shortly after opening the scoring in the first half.
Guardado: Came off in favour of Layun, who was excellent.
Dos Santos: His shot hit the post before rebounding into the back of the net off Banguera’s backside.
Peralta: Likely preferred to Hernandez at this point.
Fabian: His unstoppable drive proved to be the match winner.
Salcido: Replaced the injured Marquez at the break.
Layun: His cross from the right led to Dos Santos’ goal.
Vazquez: Committed two fouls in his cameo appearance
Jimenez: Tested Banguera with a meaningful attempt.
Hernandez: Failed to place a single shot on target.