Mexico has advanced to the final of the 2023 Gold Cup after comfortably defeating Jamaica 3-0 in the semi-final.
Mexico displayed great enthusiasm following the United States’ loss to Panama earlier in the evening, and under the guidance of Jaime Lozano, they were determined to take the initiative.
Within a minute and a half, Henry Martin skillfully found the back of the net, giving his team the lead with a composed finish inside the penalty area.
During the first half, Mexico clearly outperformed their opponents, and their lead was further extended in an impressive manner when Luis Chavez expertly curled a left-footed free kick into the top corner. El Tri entered the halftime break with a two-goal advantage.
After the break, Jamaica started creating more opportunities, primarily relying on individual skills rather than cohesive teamwork. They made a late push for chances in the last 10 minutes, but Mexico sealed the game when Roberto Alvarado calmly converted a straightforward opportunity.
Can interim coach Jaime Lozano guide his temporary squad to a triumph in the Concacaf? The answer will be revealed on Sunday when Mexico takes on Panama in the Gold Cup final.
Jaime Lozano steers Mexico to victory.
Jaime Lozano, the manager of Mexico, has successfully guided the team to yet another Gold Cup Final.
This marks Lozano’s inaugural Gold Cup campaign as a manager.
After the game, Lozano said: “I am speechless towards the players for believing in me. The way they play and follow the game plan is amazing.
“I told them that: teamwork is a decision rather than a virtue.”
Lozano finished by saying: “We are one step away [from the objective,] but we have the best part ahead of us. We are where we want to be.”
On Sunday, July 16, Mexico will go for gold.
Where and when are the Gold Cup Finals?
The Gold Cup will conclude with the finals set for July 16 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
The game is scheduled to start at 7.30pm ET.
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