Mexico 1-1 Venezuela Porto midfielder Jesus Manuel "Tecatito" Corona scored a superb individual goal as Mexico snatched a 1...
Mexico 1-1 Venezuela
Porto midfielder Jesus Manuel "Tecatito" Corona scored a superb individual goal as Mexico snatched a 1-1 draw with Venezuela to qualify for the Copa America Centenario quarterfinals as group winners here Monday.
Mexico appeared to be heading for an embarrassing defeat against the Venezuelans, who led through a 10th minute overhead kick by defender Jose Manuel Velazquez at Houston's NRG Stadium.
A risky gamble by Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio looked to have backfired disastrously after he decided to bench most of his first-choice side for a game his team only needed to draw to top Group C.
However with time running out substitute Corona picked up the ball from around 40 yards from goal and embarked on a mazy dribble that took him past five Venezuela players before he blasted his shot past goalkeeper Dani Hernandez.
The goal gave Mexico a draw which was enough to see them take top spot in Group C on goal difference from Venezuela, who were already assured of a place in the last eight after a shock win over Uruguay in their second match.
Uruguay 3-0 Jamaica
Uruguay cruised to a 3-0 win over fellow eliminated nation Jamaica in their Group C finale at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on Monday night. Abel Hernandez scored the decisive goal 21 minutes in, and a Je-Vaugh Watson own goal and Mathias Corujo strike in the second half made the scoreline more one-sided.
Already eliminated, Jamaica ended Group C at the foot of the four-team table pointless, behind Mexico and Venezuela on seven points, and Uruguay, who had also been eliminated prior to kick off, on three points.
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez was once again on the bench for Uruguay, but did not make an appearance and finished the tournament without playing a single minute.
The victory saw Uruguay finish in third place of Group C with three points while Jamaica came in fourth with zero points.