A refreshingly efficient Mexico punished a Brazilian team comprising a group of footballers flown in mainly from various parts of Europe who looked as disjointed as NDA allies during Presidential election in India. The score line does not reflect the pathetic performance put up by Brazil. Easily it could have been 3-0 or 4-0, had Mexico taken some of the easy chances in the second half. For Mexico, N Castillo scored the first goal, a well-crafted move resulting in a fine goal. R. Morales then curved a Beckhamesque free-kick into the Brazilian net some minutes later.
In another match today, Chile scored a comeback victory over Ecuador 3-2.
In yesterday’s matches, hosts Venezuela conceded a 2-2 draw to Bolivia after leading 2-1, while Peru thrashed Uruguay 3-0.