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Mexico’s Diego Cocca starts his reign with a win in a lackluster game against Suriname

The era of Diego Cocca leading the Mexican Soccer Team began with a tasteless victory of 2-0 against Suriname in the penultimate round of the Concacaf Nations League in a match with shared dominance this Thursday night at the Franklin Essed Stadium in Paramaribo, the capital of the South American country.

The goals of the match came until the second half, the first was from the Cremonese Serie A center-back, Johan Vasquez, who at minute 64 scored from a set piece cross by Charly Rodriguez.

A few minutes later, the opportunity to increase the score came with a penalty kick in favor of El Tri, however, the in-form player, Santiago Gimenez, missed it in a great way by flying his shot over the goal of the former Dutch colony.

Mexico took advantage of Suriname‘s own goal for the 2-0. The definitive 2-0 came eight minutes from the end, when in a play initiated by the same ‘Bebote’, he opened to his right to enable Uriel Antuna, who dribbled very well and took a cross that was wrongly cleared by the central defender Damil Dankerlui, who kicked towards his own goal for an unfortunate own goal.

Cocca’s team left many question marks

The team led by Cocca did not look good, especially in the first half, in which the clearest plays came from the local team, who made the Mexican defense look bad with counterattacks at great speed. However, the Santos goalkeeper, Carlos Acevedo, was Mexico’s standout player.

His peak moment came in the 18th minute when Roscello Vlijter took a wonderful angled shot with his left foot, and the Santos Laguna player literally flew to avoid conceding a goal.

What’s next for Mexico? With this victory, Mexico took the lead of Group A in League A with 7 points, two more than Jamaica, which will be its next opponent this coming Sunday, March 26, at the Azteca Stadium, to try to secure their qualification to the Final Four at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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