Monday, May 10, 2010

Mexico sneaks past Senegal at Soldier Field

CHICAGO -- It was only a matter of time before Mexico would tally the first strike during Monday night's soccer exhibition against Senegal. El Tri was in complete control from the get-go with a far superior possession game.

In the 60th minute, Mexico finally struck as Alberto Medina's goal provided the difference en route to a 1-0 victory over Senegal in front of a sold-out crowd of 60,610 at Soldier Field.

But Mexico head coach Javier Aguirre had reason to be a bit unsatisfied with the performance. El Tri had a bunch of scoring opportunities, and Medina particularly had several other chances. The one-goal win did the trick, but Mexico clearly could have done more.

"We missed a few [opportunities] in the last third of the field," Aguirre said. "We need to look at connecting short passes. In the great leagues you only have one opportunity and you need to score it."

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