United State a hero Gold Cup 2021 This Sunday, with a 1-0 victory over Mexico In overtime in the final game held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The system ended 90 minutes without goals and for the first time in a Gold Cup final between the Americans and Mexicans, the match was extended to overtime.
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Miles Robinson, in the 118th minute, scored the title goal for the Stars and Stripes team, which won the Gold Cup for the seventh time in history. Before that in 1991, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2013 and 2017.
The American squad went out to try to touch the ball so as not to take on the role of the victim, and thus managed to stand in danger in the Mexican area in the 4th minute with a shot from Eric Williamson that ended in his hands. Goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera. But during the first half, when building an offensive match, the Mexican team was more clear and decisive.
In the 11th minute, after a corner kick, Rogelio Funes Mori’s header was well positioned towards the right post and goalkeeper Matt Turner got there with his trip. On the 18th, Mexico returned with a header after another corner kick, this time with Hector Herrera sending the ball into the goalkeeper’s hand.
Later, the United States missed a goal he sang in the 26th, when the Mexican defense lost the ball through the middle, Paul Areola took it in the area and when he faced Talavera he shot the ball into the right post.
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Mexico set its terms as the minutes went by and showed its dominance with the arrival of Luis Rodriguez on the right and Jesus Gallardo on the left. Additionally, dynamic and combative Funes Morey found a finishing position on several occasions, the clearest of which was at the 38 half laps Turner contained.
Mexico suffered a sensitive loss in the center of defense due to the departure of veteran Hector Moreno due to a right thigh injury that forced Carlos Salcedo to enter the bench due to his mistakes in the semi-final against Canada.
– Real hell for Mexico –
In the first play after the break, the United States appeared in danger in the rival region causing a reaction from Mexico. The Aztec squad climbed into the opponent’s area with danger and Orbelín Pineda missed two clear games, at 50 with a shot to one side of the left post and at 52 with a shot from a point into the small area that went away.
In another oversight of the low Mexican box, at 60, Gyasi Zardes received the ball facing the goal, unmarked and pardoned again with a skewed shot.
Mexico was saved again in 70; Salcedo lost the ball, Matthew Hoppe had a shot from medium distance that went into the goal, but Nestor Araujo cleared it with his head. Those minutes were hell for Mexicans. In the 72nd, Edson Alvarez swept the small area to deflect a shot from Hobi and in the 73rd minute, Talavera fell, his back was covered by a shot from Areola from close range.
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El Tri was able to counter the opponent’s dominance, but not to get the winning goal but to relieve the pressure and take the game into overtime. At the start of extra time, Mexico wove a play with several touches and Funes Morey finished the ball with a touch over the bar. With the players clearly tired, the severity of the play decreased, but at 106 Zardes finished off the goal and demanded another intervention from Talavera.
When it looked like penalties were imminent, the US took a free kick and sent the ball into the area and Miles Robinson appeared to win Alvarez’s center and score 1-0 with a header before Talavera was knocked out. This was the second consecutive final in which Greg Berhalter Al Tre is selected from Gerardo Martino. The other was in June in the CONCACAF League of Nations.
France Press agency