It’s on – Mexico vs Cameroon
Very simply Mexico should get to the knock out stages. Yes, they will have some resistance from Croatia but they are a cracking team, as Cameroon found out.
Cameroon have a couple of big names and as good as Samuel Eto’o is he isn’t the force he used to be. Mexico looked very sharp indeed and Marquez, Herrera, Giovani, Peralta and Hernandez will cause problems for anyone who faces them.
In heavy rain, Dos Santos scored a great volley from a cross on the 11th minute mark to have it incorrectly ruled out. He didn’t fare any better in the second half as he scored from a flicked on corner and was deemed offside again! The linesman should have got both of these right and given that Mexico were running the game anything less than a win would have been robbery.
To their credit though they just got on with it.
Cameroon had a couple of chances but you could see Samuel Eto’o was left on his own with no support. Also ex Arsenal player Alex Song let himself down. He seemed to have picked up the falling over and play acting well from Barcelona.
Finally they scored and were able to keep their goal. Peralta started ahead of Javier Hernandez and got the winner justifying the manager’s call. He showed great composure to score a sweet left footed shot to give Mexico the win they totally deserved.
Hernandez also got 20 minutes in the game and was unlucky not to score with some good attempts. In short Mexico won 1-0 but it should have been more.