Mexico played against Haiti with quite a flair and also managed to evade some of their counters. Haiti was unable to score a goal on their multiple great opportunities allowing Mexico to score only one goal to seal the semifinals win over Haiti on Tuesday night by 1-0.
The only goal of the game came from Mexican striker Raul Jimenez on a penalty kick during the 93rd minute of the semifinals game.
Jorge Theiler, coach of Mexico said, “We are immensely happy with all the effort of our players. Mexico is now going to play the finals and that is the thing that matters to us most.”
Mexico, by the end of the game ad dominance on possessions but they could never find the right way to gain a dominating win over Haiti. Haiti based on this held on to play even being scoreless for the entire game.
Jimenez was awarded his penalty kick following him being taken to the penalty box by Herve Bazile during the extra time.
Mexico will next either play against the defending champions of the Gold Cup, team US or Jamaica on the Sunday’s final that will be played at the Soldier Field in Chicago.
Carlos Salcedo, defender of Mexico said, “We just kept on doing what we have been doing and we showed a lot of character in this game. That is how these tournaments naturally tend to go and we did what needed to be done.”
Haiti had many golden opportunities to make counters on Mexico but they were unable to score a single goal during heir first semifinals match of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.