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This is one of the more fascinating aspects of Mexico’s World Cup campaign, with the country on the verge of losing its most important player, Andres Guardado, and a group of midfielders, in the worst possible way.
In what was the most-watched match of the tournament, the hosts went on the attack in the final minute, scoring a late equaliser from Carlos Vela, who came off the bench.
Vela scored his fourth goal of the season to set up Mexico’s winner.
Mexico’s midfield was largely composed of Carlos Vella, Mario Alvarado and Carlos Salcido, while the forwards were largely a combination of Sergio Aguero and Sergio Romero.
The midfield was in flux.
Sergio Agueros, the star of the show against England, was sidelined for three weeks with a knee injury, while Romero, who scored the winning goal in the last match, has struggled with fitness in recent weeks.
Salcido was Mexico’s most impressive player against England.
He had the best chance of the match, but couldn’t beat a fine-looking Sergio Aguerrero, who was unmarked, but then found himself behind the defence, which was in a panic.
The match was not the only time this weekend that the Mexican midfield had issues.
At the start of the second half, Carlos Valdebebas, who is also a goalkeeper, lost the ball in the midfield and the hosts couldn’t deal with him.
In the second minute, Sergio Aguera made a great save to deny Carlos Viera a second goal.
It was the only chance in the first half for Mexico.
As the match wore on, Aguero got the better of Romero, but Romero failed to get his first.
It was the same in the 73rd minute, as Sergio Aguario got behind Romero and got an assist on his first goal.
There were a few more opportunities for Mexico, but they failed to take advantage.
The next goal came in the 88th minute.
That goal was scored by Carlos Salcedo, but he couldn’t finish the job.
Alvarado made a good save to prevent Romero from scoring a third goal.
The final goal came from a corner kick by Romero.
On a pitch that had been set up for a pass, Sergio Romero, whose only goal for Mexico was a late winner against England last summer, played the ball across the penalty area and Alvarados, whose team was in control of the ball, made a smart run and cut it back for Alvaradis.
Aguero and Romero scored the final goal, with Romero finishing off the rebound.
Alvarados played the final minutes as a substitute for Sergio Aguier, but it was a huge relief that the Mexico captain played on.
Mexico’s players were very frustrated that Alvaras was not on the field, but Alvaros continued to play the game, and that was a sign of things to come.
Mexico’s attacking play was very fluid, but also very disciplined.
Defenders were very well organized.
The ball was always in the attacking half of the pitch, but the midfield was very compact.
The midfield did not have any real space to move, so players were allowed to play and attack.
This allowed Aguero to run into the middle of the field and create space.
He was very dangerous in the middle.
His passing was very good.
Romero was very effective in the centre.
Argentine players are not accustomed to playing against Mexico, which is the reason why Argentina had a hard time playing their system against Mexico.
Alvaras, a centre-back, is the third best defensive midfielder in the tournament behind Messi and Neymar, and he is the player who plays the most passes in the game.
There was a lot of pressure on the defence.
Messi is very good at controlling the game in the air, but this pressure was very high.
Neymar was very active.
Both players were also very good in the box, and were very dangerous from set pieces.
But Messi and Ronaldo were the most dangerous.
They are the best in the world in possession.
With Messi and his team, the Argentine team was always on the back foot.
When they get the ball forward, the opposition was often caught off guard.
I don’t know what is going on with Messi and the team.
If Messi is not playing the right way, it will hurt them.
You have to be very careful with Argentina, especially if you are in Europe.
We were very lucky to get three points in the group.
(This is the best result for Argentina since their loss in 2006.)
The only thing that was lacking for Mexico is an attack that can beat England and