Amazing: Mexico Score Two Goals In Four Minutes Against Nigeria In Friendly

LAGOS JULY 4TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Mexico lead Nigeria’s Senior Men National Team 2-0 in their international friendly match taking place at the imposing Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, simply known as LA Coliseum.

The Mexicans scored two goals in four minutes to record the lead in the game played at the 77,500- capacity LA Coliseum on Sunday (Nigerian time).

The match is one of the most-attended game globally since the restrictions that followed the coronavirus pandemic which broke out last year.

Hector Herrera puts the Mexicans in front in the second minute.

Rogelio Funes Mori makes it 2-nil in the fourth minute, Imo Udo kept him on-side

The Sunday match is the sixth confrontation between the senior teams of both countries, four of which have ended in draws.

The only win in the series has gone to Mexico who a US Gold Cup encounter in Dallas (State of Texas) 2-1 on 24th June 1995.

Close-fought confrontations include a 1-1 draw at the FIFA Intercontinental Tournament for the King Fahd Cup (now FIFA Confederations Cup) in Saudi Arabia on 13th January 1995 (Mexico prevailed 5-4 on penalties in the quarter-final match), and 0-0 draws in friendly matches in Houston and Atlanta the previous decade. A friendly game in Mexico also ended 2-2

As a result of injury to goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, the Nigeria Football Federation fast-tracked National Exempt papers for Tottenham Hotspur of England U23 goalkeeper, Joshua Oluwayemi. He joined the team at a hotel in Los Angeles on Friday to beef up the goalkeeping department that has only Enyimba FC’s John Noble and Lobi Stars’ Stanley Nwabali.

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