HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) – Striker José Juan Macías signed his first double with the Mexico shirt, which on Friday night premiered at the CONCACAF League of Nations with a 5-1 win over Bermuda, in clash by Group B.
Uriel Antuna put the visitors ahead in 24 minutes, Macías followed him with scores at 45 and 53, the gunner Hirving "Chucky" Lozano added a bit at 58 and Héctor Herrera sealed the account at 70 for the 'Tri ', which adds its first three points and takes the tip of the sector.
The 22-year-old “Brujo” Antuna scored his sixth goal in the ten games he has played with Mexico, all this year.RELATED
Mexico has the same three points as Bermuda and Panama in Group B, but it is a leader because it has a better goal difference and one less game.
"We played a serious game and made the necessary merits to w in it, there we were not well the first minutes, but then we began to have more comfort and we could make a good amount of goals," said the coach of Mexico, the Argentine Gerardo Martino. "Our match was for my serious, right taste."
Lozano missed a penalty at 65 for Mexicans, who will now receive Panamanians next Tuesday on the Azteca stadium court.
"It's the games and the rivals that touch us, it's the reality that we have to play here and we're going to make it serious in the best way," Lozano said at the end of the match. "You have to be serious and put that in your head."
Nahki Wells discounted at 57 for Bermuda.
Before 8,000 fans in the National Stadium of this city, Mexico took the lead when Lozano leaked a pass through the midfield to Antuna, who eluded goalkeeper Dale Eve and scored with a soft shot through the center of the goal.
Before the break, Cristian Calderón gave Macías a head pass, who converted with a shot that hit the left post of the home team goal, which is ranked 167th in the FIFA standings.
The Mexicans extended their advantage in a fast-transition play in which Antuna took a shot inside the area that was rejected by goalkeeper Eve and the rebound fit Macías, who scored with a soft shot through the center of the goal.
Wells received a pass on the left and connected a powerful shot that left goalkeeper Rodolfo Cota without a chance to cut the difference.
Mexico turned off any reaction attempt when Lozano entered the area from the right side and scored with low shot to Eve's right post.
Herrera put beating dyes on the commitment with a free kick from the left side that entered through the left corner of the Caribbean goalkeeper.