Mexico dominates Guatemala

Rogelio Funes Mori produced some fireworks with a pair of goals to help lead Mexico to a 3-0 victory against Guatemala in Group A action of the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup.

The goals would make the second and third international goals for Funes Mori with El Tricolor and his first in Concacaf action.

Mexico started off on the front foot with a trio of chances, including an Erick Gutierrez shot in the 25’ that would see a dramatic save from Guatemala GK Nicholas Hagen.

Four minutes later in the 29’, Hagen was unable to stop Funes Mori from scoring Mexico’s first goal of the Gold Cup when he sent a pass on the left edge of the area and catapulted a right-footed shot off the post and into goal for a 1-0 lead.

The opportunities continued for Mexico in the second half and Orbelin Pineda was inches away from making it two in the 47’, but a diving save from Hagen prevented the goal.

Funes Mori would strike again, this time in the 55’, when he received a cut-back pass from Pineda and fired it into goal to make it 2-0.

Mexico increased their lead and Jesus Corona came within a shot on goal in the 75’, but saw it sail wide. 

Pineda would get the job done with a flying header in the 79’ off a Luis Rodriguez cross from the right wing to bring the score to 3-0 .