Doha: in the Mexico-Saudi Arabia match in Group C, Mexico leads by two goals. Hendry Martin in the 47th minute and Luis Chavez in the 52nd minute opened the net for Mexico with a fine free kick.
Fans at Lucille Stadium watched Mexico’s progress throughout the first half. But only the target was not found. In the first half, Mexico fired 11 shots on Saudi goal. Three of them went head over heels.
Mexico’s first attack came in the third minute of the game. Alexis Vega’s goal was saved by Saudi goalkeeper Muhammad Al Owais. Mexican attack again in the seventh minute. This time Hendry Martin’s attempt missed in front of Owaiz. In the 26th minute Lozano’s attempt was once again ineffective in front of Owais.
Mexico had more ball possession in the first half. Mexico had the ball 70% of the time. Saudi Arabia can go through if they win this match. Saudi Arabia’s pre-quarter hopes will depend on the outcome of the Argentina-Poland match in the event of a draw, while Mexico need a win to reach the quarter-finals. Lose or draw and go out. The Saudi team was lined up in a 3-4-3 formation. Mexico entered the field with a 4-3-3 formation.
Saudi Arabia: Muhammad AlOwais, Abdullah Al Amari, Albulahi, Altabkhti, Alganam, Abdul Hamid, Alhassan, Kanno, Albiqran, AlAwdasari, Alshehri
Mexico: Ochoa, Mondes, Moreno, Sanchez, Gallardo, Alvarez, Pinneda, Chavez, Vega, Martin, Lozano