Mexico, after an impressive win over Uruguay in their opening game, looked good while defeating Jamaica 2-0 at the Rose Bowl Stadium on Thursday. Goals from Javier Hernandez and Oribe Peralta were enough to seal an important win. With two back-to-back victories, Mexico have qualified for the knockout stages of the competition as well, along with Venezuela.
However, their qualification should not come as a major surprise, for they have been a formidable force under manager Juan Carlos Osorio, who has not tasted defeat with the national team.
There seems to be an air of confidence with Mexico, the way they are playing their football. Their win over Jamaica was their eleventh straight, and they will now go into the round of eight as one of the in-form teams. However, the competition is only going to get tougher in the business end.
Though Mexico might have emerged triumphant, they will know they can play a lot better than they did against Jamaica.
With players like Hernandez, they are always a strong offensive unit, and the forward proved it with a clinical header in the 18th minute. It was his 45th goal for Mexico.
However, Jamaica should consider themselves unfortunate not to score a goal, as they got a number of chances, which were brilliantly saved by goalkeeper Gullermo Ochoa in the first half. Their players are also be blamed for not finding the back of the net in the first 45 minutes.
The second half was an exciting one, with Mexico, who looked better, scoring their second goal of the night via Peralta in the 81st minute. Despite some chances in the dying minutes of the game, the match finished 2-0.