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Mexico - New Zealand
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FT: Mexico 2-1 New Zealand. El Tri hit back through Jimenez and Peralta to join Portgual at the top of Group A on four points after Leeds striker, Wood had given the minnows a surprise HT lead.
- Yellow cardMichael BoxallNew Zealand
Now Boxall is booked...Eventually a Kiwis free kick is taken and Mexico clear.
- Yellow cardDiego ReyesMexico
This is real farce. Now Reyes is booked.
The referee listen to what has been said in the AVR and after an eternity he books Herrera.
The decision is going to the AVR...
Chaos as the players come together. All four officials on the pitch after Boxall was held back as he looked to race free on the break.
Four minutes added.
New Zealand fighting until the very last, but it looks in vain.
OFF THE LINE! Smith keeps out Jimenez's shot with a super block after Aquino had caused havoc on the left once more.
McGlinchey arrows a long free kick into the box, but it's too close to Talavera. Wasteful with time running out.
At the other end, Damm rampages into the box on the left but sees his low effort well blocked by the keeper.
OFF THE BAR! Thomas takes pass on the left edge of the box and curls a delightful effort towards the corner that crashes back off the woodwork!
New Zealand winning a flurry of throws down the left. Can they get close enough to throw one into the mix?
NEW ZEALAND CHANGE: Ingham off, Patterson on.
Mexico looking the more likely to score as they counter attack against the tired Kiwis.
Aquino has been so bright for Mexico tonight. A real menace down that left side.
What do the Kiwis have left in the tank now?
Damm races into the box on the right, cuts past two but flashes over the top. He should do better there. That would have been game over.
BIG CHANCE TO LEVEL. The aerial threat is there once again for the Kiwis but Smith doesn't get enough on his header from the right-wing delivery.
- OffMarco RojasNew Zealand
- OnKosta BarbarousesNew Zealand
NEW ZEALAND CHANGE: Barbarouses on for Rojas.
That his harsh on New Zealand. How will they respond?
- GoalOribe PeraltaMexico
GOAL! Mexico lead! Peralta arrives at the near post to fire a first-time finish in off the woodwork from Aquino's cut back from the left.
So, no Hernandez for Mexico tonight. Strange decision.
Moreno subbed after coming on as a sub! At 38 years and four months, Marquez becomes the second-oldest player in Confederations Cup history.
- OffHéctor MorenoMexico
- OnRafael MárquezMexico
MEXICO CHANGE: captain Rafa Marquez on for Moreno.
Rojas bursts into the right of the box and tests Talavera - but the flag is up for offside.
Mexico started this half on fire but since equalising they've not hit the same heights. Still hope for the Kiwis of a shock result here.
The corner comes to nothing, but that was better from the minnows.
More dreadful defending from Mexico. Thomas engineers space on the left of the box and digs out a shot that looks dangerous until it deflects off a defender and out for a corner.
Rojas curves the free kick over the bar.
But wait.. they have a free kick 30 yards out. Rojas over it.
Aside from Wood's big chance, we've barely seen anything of the Kiwis in attack.
Reyes rises above two and thumps a left-wing cross towards goal that the keeper does well to gather.
- OffClayton LewisNew Zealand
- OnBill TuilomaNew Zealand
KIWIS CHANGE: Tuiloma on, Lewis off.
VIDEO: Jimenez's equaliser.
A penny for Chris Wood's thoughts now? He's missed some big chances - and his have been pegged back.
- GoalRaúl JiménezMexico
GOAL! Raul Jimenez turns superbly before rifling a shot from the edge of the box into the far corner.
MASSIVE CHANCE FOR WOOD! He tries to round Talavera after easily breaking a poor attempt at an offside trap, but the keeper comes to Mexico's rescue once more.
It's very tight in and around that Kiwis area. Mexico remain patient before Fabian curls a first-timer over the top from 20 yards.
New Zealand under the cosh.
Indeed. Aquino's low drive from the left side of the box is well saved with Dos Santos flashing a pull back from the right seconds later, over the top.
Marinovic with a routine stop to keep out Fabian's effort from long range.
Mexico already showing signs they could well be a stronger force in this second 45.
- OffOswaldo AlanísMexico
- OnHéctor HerreraMexico
MEXICO HT CHANGE: Alanis off, Herrera on.
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KICK OFF! Mexico restart the contest needing a massive improvement in this second period.
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HT: Mexico 0-1 New Zealand. Leeds striker Wood gives the minnows a deserved interval lead against a much-changed El Tri. Shock on?
Wood almost in again, but Talavera comes out of his box and just about beats the striker to it with a smart header. Good goalkeeping.
Three minutes added.
Woos bursts through again... but his first touch is poor and he can't apply the finish to Rojas' neat dink over the defence.
VIDEO: Wood opens the scoring.
That was Wood's 20th goal for his country and you have to say they deserve it.
- GoalChris WoodNew Zealand
GOAL! Wood puts the Kiwis ahead! The Leeds striker latches onto Lewis' delightful through pass and ruthlessly flashes it into the corner.
New Zealand are currently ranked 95 in the FIFA rankings. They have put in a great shift in this first 45.
Wood bursts into the box on the left side but sees his low drive well saved... the flag had gone up anyway. He should have held his line better there.
Boxall launches a long throw from the left towards Wood but Mexico battle hard to get it to safety.
Free kick to the Kiwis just inside the El Tri half. It's lifted towards Boxall but Damm wins an important header to clear the area.
Javier Hernandez looking a bit bored on the bench. He's two off 50 for his country. He'd have fancied this tonight if it had been a full-strength Mexico.
Mexico had a mini purple patch, but it's fair to say New Zealand have had the better chances so far in this half.
- OffCarlos SalcedoMexico
- OnHéctor MorenoMexico
MEXICO CHANGE: The injured Salcedo off, Hector Moreno on.
Mexico down to 10-men for the moment as they face the corner from the right. It's a cracking delivery, but Wood can't quite get there despite flinging himself at the ball as it travelled across the six-yard box.
Mexico preparing a change as Salcedo's left arm is strapped and he is helped on to a stretcher. It was an off-the-ball coming together that has ended his evening.
Salcedo still down receiving treatment. Looks like he fell awkwardly.
Mexico not at all happy. They feel Wood committed a foul just prior to that chance.
BIG CHANCE! Wood is presented with a clear sight of goal from 18 yards but is far too casual as he hits a tame low shot that Talavera does well to push to safety.
- Yellow cardRyan ThomasNew Zealand
Thomas booked for a late challenge on Fabian.
Lewis has a pop from distance for New Zealand but it's easily blocked.
DID YOU KNOW? New Zealand have now gone over 530 minutes without scoring in this tournament.
New Zealand have had some nervy moments, but they'll be happy with this so far.
No doubt the Kiwis' greatest threat will be from set pieces.
Smith rises to meet a left-wing corner but his attempt is straight above Talavera.
Wood pulling wide to the left and winning a throw deep in Mexico territory. New Zealand have been a bit under the cosh and they need their skipper to hold it up better than he has so far.
Reyes cuts inside from the left but sees his fierce drive deflect a couple of yards wide.
Desperate defending by the Kiwis. Dos Santos starts a flowing counter but hits a weak shot into a defender after it was cut back into his path from the left.
Signs that Mexico are beginning to notch it up a gear.
Aquino motors down the left and produces a lovely cross for Dos Santos who heads wide. He seemed to pull out of the attempt in fear of a stray boot. A bit more bravery and he may well have scored.
Mexico try a sneaky free kick down the right but the low ball into the box is terrible.
DID YOU KNOW? The loss to Russia means that New Zealand have now gone a record ten games without a win at the Confederations Cup.
Durante rises to meet the resulting corner but can only thump a header off target.
McGlinchey hoists a 50-yard free kick that is knocked down by Boxall for Smith who is beaten to what would have been a tap-in by the toe of Salcedo.
Damm easily skips beyond Wynne before falling to the floor. The referee isn't interested, but it looked like a certain free kick. Let off for the Kiwis.
New Zealand looking to turn this into a very physical contest. Mexico yet to settle.
First effort of the night sees Ryan Thomas drag a daisy-cutter wide from 30 yards.
Former Man United striker, Javier Hernandez has been given a breather on the bench this evening. He netted his 48th goal for Mexico in the draw with Portugal.
The All White, who are in all black tonight, make two changes from the Russia defeat. Clayton Lewis and 18-year-old Dane Ingham have been drafted in on the right-hand side.
So, eight changes for Mexico tonight. Will the second string be enough to get a crucial win for El Tri?
Tonight's referee is Bakary Gassama of Gambia.
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KICK OFF! New Zealand get this Group A clash underway.
DID YOU KNOW? Mexico have lost both their previous encounters against Oceanian opposition in the Confederations Cup, going down 3-1 in 1997 and 2-0 in 2001. The side that beat them on each occasion was Australia....(Stat via FIFA).
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Mexico have won five of the six meetings between the two nations. New Zealand cruised to a 4-0 success back in 1980 but have lost the last five on the spin. The most recent clash saw El Tri edge to a 2-1 success in Nashville eight months ago.
Anthony Hudson, New Zealand boss: "We have another opportunity now to show the world and bigger countries that we can play. This isn't a learning experience for us. We want to get results. It's an incredible test for us, but one we are really looking forward to. We're not fearful or over-awed."
Mexico's football federation (FMF) has appealed to its fans at the Confederations Cup in Russia to stop a long-used chant which soccer's governing body FIFA says is homophobic. It'll be interesting to see if they have taken note this evening.
Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio: "There are two fundamental points (from the Portugal game). First is the confidence of the team and second is the combative spirit, because this group is continuing to get stronger."
Moreno: “We put in a good performance against the European champions (Portugal). Even though we were trailing, we kept on fighting and didn’t let our heads drop.”
Hector Moreno's stoppage-time leveller rescued a 2-2 draw for Mexico in their opening match with Portugal, while the All Whites started with a 2-0 reversal against Russia.
AS IT STANDS IN GROUP A: 1) Portugal 4 pts... 2) Russia 3 pts... 3) Mexico 1 pt... 4) New Zealand 0 pts.
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