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International Friendly: Mexico vs Venezuela – Recap and Highlights

Mexico earned a come-from-behind 3-1 victory against Venezuela in the first of two pre-Gold Cup friendlies.

The Vinotinto grabbed a surprise lead in the 18th minute, when Jhon Murillo scored from outside the box with an effort that appeared to have been intended as a cross – only to go over goalkeeper Jonathan Orozco and then go in off the underside of the crossbar.

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International Friendly: Mexico vs Venezuela – Where to Watch

Mexico is gearing up for the 2019 Gold Cup with a friendly against the Venezuelan national team. This is the first of two pre-tournament friendlies for El Tri, while the Vinotinto are preparing for their own summer tournament, the Copa América.

Mexico is unbeaten under new coach Tata Martino, who oversaw victories against Chile and Paraguay in March, but the team has been hit hard by injuries and their depth will be tested in the coming weeks.

Venezuela played out a 1-1 draw with Ecuador in a friendly just a few days ago, and has won just one of their last five matches – a surprise 3-1 victory against Argentina back in March. They’ll look to surprise Mexico as well in this one.

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Copa América: Mexico vs Venezuela – Recap and Highlights

COPA_America_Centenario_2016_emblem_fc_cmykA much-changed Mexico side came from behind to draw 1-1 with Venezuela on Monday night, a result that gives El Tri first place in Group C. The draw also extends Mexico’s unbeaten streak to 22 games, a new all-time record for the team.

With nine lineup changes from the team that beat Jamaica (Héctor Moreno and Héctor Herrera were the only repeats), Mexico’s defense did not look cohesive early on. Venezuela started the game strongly and employed a high press to keep Mexico on their heels; then, in the 9th minute, they won a free kick in a dangerous location.

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Copa América: Mexico vs Venezuela – Where to Watch

el triBoth Mexico and Venezuela are guaranteed a spot in the quarterfinals, but either one can top Group C with a win on Monday.

El Tri currently leads the group on goal difference after a 3-1 win against Uruguay and a 2-0 win over Jamaica. If Mexico wins or draws against Venezuela, they will win the group – and set a new record for the team’s longest-ever unbeaten streak, which is currently at 21 games.

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Liga MX in the Copa América: Venezuela, Game 3

Although the majority of the Liga MX players in the Copa América are with the Mexican national team, there are 15 other Mexico-based players participating in Chile. They’re representing Paraguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay, and Venezuela, and you can keep track of their involvement, results, and upcoming games here.

venezuela flagVenezuela – Group C

Venezuela wasn’t able to take advantage of a Neymar-less Brazil, falling 2-1 to the Seleção to end their Copa América adventure. Tijuana’s Juan Arango started and went the full 90 for Venezuela, and had a hand in the Vinotinto’s goal.

Brazil got off to a good start with an early goal from Thiago Silva, who headed home a corner kick in just the 9th minute. With that goal, all the pressure was on Venezuela to find a response, but when a second goal game, it was for Brazil.

In the 51st minute, Roberto Firmino made it 2-0 with a finish from close-range after a cross from Willian. With time running down, Venezuela managed to get on the board to set up a frantic finale, but in the end Brazil hung on for the win and first place in the group.

In the 84th minute, Juan Arango’s free kick was tipped on to the post by Jefferson, with substitute Nicolás Ladislao Fedor Flores, aka “Miku”, on hand with a diving header to reduce the deficit. Venezuela could do no more than that, however.

Group C Table:

Team Games W D L GF GA GD Points
Brazil 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
Peru 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
Colombia 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4
Venezuela 3 1 0 2 2 3 -1 3

Next game: N/A

Liga MX in the Copa América: Venezuela, Game 2

Although the majority of the Liga MX players in the Copa América are with the Mexican national team, there are 15 other Mexico-based players participating in Chile. They’re representing Paraguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay, and Venezuela, and you can keep track of their involvement, results, and upcoming games here.

venezuela flagVenezuela – Group C

Venezuela lost 1-0 to Peru this evening to completely knot up Group C, with all four teams level on points after two games. Tijuana’s Juan Arango started for Venezuela, going 73 minutes before making way for Josef Martínez.

Venezuela started the game well and went close to opening the scoring through Salomón Rondón in the sixth minute, but the game tilted in Peru’s favor after Fernando Amorebieta received a red card within the opening half hour. The defender was sent off for a stamp on Paolo Guerrero, and the numerical disadvantage forced the Vinotinto to go defensive.

Peru began to control the game in the second half, although Rondón created some changes for Venezuela on the counterattack. As time wore on, it looked like they might escape the game with a point, but Peru made their extra man count towards the end. In the 72nd minute, Claudio Pizarro beat goalkeeper Alain Baroja to make it 1-0 and end Venezuela’s resistance.

Venezuela now has a tough matchup against Brazil in their final group stage game, although the Brazilians will be missing Neymar due to suspension.

Group C Table:

Team Games W D L GF GA GD Points
Brazil 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
Peru 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
Venezuela 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3
Colombia 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3

Next Game: vs Brazil – Sunday, June 21st – 5:30 PM – BeIN Sports / BeIN Español

Liga MX in the Copa América: Colombia and Venezuela, Game 1

Although the majority of the Liga MX players in the Copa América are with the Mexican national team, there are 15 other Mexico-based players participating in Chile. They’re representing Paraguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay, and Venezuela, and you can keep track of their involvement, results, and upcoming games here.colombia flagvenezuela flag

Colombia and Venezuela – Group C

Venezuela surprised Colombia with a 1-0 win in the opening game of the Copa América for both teams. Tijuana’s Juan Arango started the game for the Venezuelans, playing 86 minutes before making way for Gabriel Cichero. Neither of Colombia’s Liga MX-based players started the match, but Monterrey’s Edwin Cardona came on as a sub in the 63rd minute.

The star-studded Colombian lineup was slow out of the gates and they rarely threatened Venezuela’s goal, with the Vinotinto defense playing well when needed. The Venezuelans were more threatening in the first half, with a good ball from Juan Arango to Ronald Vargas coming close to opening the scoring.

The lone goal of the game came at the hour mark, when Salomón Rondón headed the ball home to make it 0-1 for Venezuela.

Colombia tried to respond, with James Rodríguez and substitute Teofilo Gutiérrez both creating chances, but neither could finish them, with goalkeeper Alain Baroja making the saves he needed to make. Venezuela hung on for the surprise win, putting them level on points with group leaders Brazil.

Monterrey’s Alexander Mejía did not play for Colombia.

Group C Table:

Team Games W D L GF GA GD Points
Brazil 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
Venezuela 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3
Peru 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
Colombia 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0

Next Game – Colombia: vs Brazil – Wednesday, June 17th – 8:00 PM – BeIN Sports / BeIN Español

Next Game – Venezuela: vs Peru – Thursday, June 18th – 7:30 PM – BeIN Sports / BeIN Español