Henry Martin scored in the 80th second, Luis Chavez converted a free throw in the 30th minute and Mexico beat Jamaica 3-0 on Wednesday night to reach its 11th CONCACAF Gold Cup final.
Roberto Alvarado added a goal in the third minute of second half stoppage time as Mexico advanced to play Panama on Sunday in Inglewood, California. El Tri, under the direction of interim coach Jaime Lozano, is seeking its ninth Gold Cup title.
Summary of Mexico vs. Jamaican | CONCACAF Gold Cup
Martín scored his ninth international goal and the third of the tournament, accommodating the ball with a touch after Jesús Gallardo’s cross and beating Andre Blake from 8 yards. Luis Romo had scored after 51 seconds during Mexico’s first game, a 4-0 win over Honduras.
Chavez hit a 25-yard free kick to Blake’s top right corner for his fourth international goal and third of the tournament. Chávez’s first international goal came from a free kick against Saudi Arabia in last year’s World Cup.
Alvarado got his fifth goal when taken advantage of in a pass from Gallardo.
Mexico won the 2019 title and lost the 2021 final in overtime to the United States in Las Vegas.
Associated Press report.
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