That's it for today, Ted Unkel has blown his whistle and the game is over.
Fernando Aristeguieta (Venezuela) strikes the ball towards the right side of the goal despite being in a difficult position, but his shot is intercepted by one of the defenders.
We will have 3 min. of added time.
Jonathan Orozco blocks Juanpi (Venezuela)'s effort from the edge of the box.
Rafael Dudamel is forced to make a change. Adalberto Penaranda is unable to continue due to injury, Fernando Aristeguieta (Venezuela) comes on.
Andres Guardado (Mexico) launches a powerful cross from the corner into the box, but the ball is intercepted by the defender.
Carlos Rodriguez (Mexico) brings down the pass, looks up and shoots from distance, but it's straight at a defender who unwittingly blocks it. The referee points to the corner flag. It's a corner to Mexico.
Carlos Antuna (Mexico) fails to find any of his teammates inside the box as his pass is blocked.
Gerardo Daniel Martino has decided to make a change. Ernesto Alexis Vega Rojas (Mexico) replaces Raul Jimenez.
Orbelin Pineda (Mexico) finds himself beyond the last defender, but the game is stopped by the referee after the linesman signals for offside.
Goal! Carlos Antuna plays a simple square pass into the feet of Andres Guardado (Mexico) in the box, who composes himself and lashes the ball into the bottom right corner. 3:1.
The game has come to an end for Jhon Murillo. He has contributed as much as he could today. He will be replaced by the fresh legs of Adalberto Penaranda (Venezuela).
6:2 – this is the current number of shots on target.
Juanpi (Venezuela) receives a precise pass in the box and takes the shot early. The ball heads inside the left post, but Jonathan Orozco shows off his skills and makes a brilliant save to deny him.
Juanpi (Venezuela) takes a mid-range shot, but the ball sails high over the bar.
Gerardo Daniel Martino decides to make a substitution. Erick Gabriel Gutierrez Galaviz will be replaced by Andres Guardado (Mexico).
Here is a change. Roberto Alvarado is going off and Gerardo Daniel Martino gives the last tactical orders to Carlos Antuna (Mexico).
Substitution. Jorge Sanchez (Mexico) replaces Fernando Navarro.
Nestor Araujo (Mexico) picks up the rebound after chaos in the box and directs a sweet strike towards the bottom left corner. The goalkeeper, however, denies him with a stunning save.
Wuilker Farinez pulls off a decent save! Raul Jimenez (Mexico) attempts to head home after a precise cross into the box. He aims his header towards the middle of the net, but the effort is kept out.
Roberto Rosales (Venezuela) is booked after bringing down an opponent. Ted Unkel had an easy-decision to make.
A substitution has been made. Yangel Herrera goes off and Juanpi (Venezuela) comes on.
Venezuela take the corner, but their hopes of scoring a goal end with a nice clearance by the defence.
Venezuela didn't take advantage of the corner and score as the opposition's defence was alert and averted the threat. The referee and his assistant both point at the corner flag. Venezuela will have an opportunity to threaten the opposition's goal.
Gerardo Daniel Martino prepares a substitution. Rodolfo Pizarro is replaced by Orbelin Pineda (Mexico).
Goal! Rodolfo Pizarro (Mexico) finishes from close range with an easy finish and he makes it 2:1. He was ably assisted there by Jesus Gallardo.
The resulting set piece from Venezuela is comfortably intercepted by one of the defending players.
Jhon Murillo (Venezuela) times his run too early and the linesman raises his flag for offside.
The game is over for Darwin Machis (Venezuela). Jefferson David Savarino Quintero comes on for the second half.
Here is a change after the half-time break. Salomon Rondon (Venezuela) is replaced by Joseph Martinez.
The half-time break is over and the second half is about to start.
The match has reached half-time.
There will be a minimum of 2 min. of added time.
This yellow card was deserved. The tackle by Tomas Rincon (Venezuela) was quite harsh and Ted Unkel didn't hesitate to show him a yellow card.
Salomon Rondon (Venezuela) latches on to the corner kick inside the box, but his header from near the penalty spot crashes against the right post! The goalkeeper would have been helpless.
The ball goes out of play and it will be a corner kick.
Erick Gabriel Gutierrez Galaviz (Mexico) can't expect anything else than a yellow card for his hard tackle. And a yellow it is. Ted Unkel didn't think twice about pulling it out of his pocket.
Jhon Murillo (Venezuela) delivers a long ball, but it lacks enough power to reach his teammates and is intercepted by one of the defenders.
Mexico have a chance to score from a corner kick, but the ball is cleared by a defender.
Raul Jimenez (Mexico) does his best to latch onto a cross into the box, but he can't get to the ball.
Yangel Herrera (Venezuela) bursts pass a defender and attempts to score from the edge of the area, but the shot goes high over the bar.
Goal! Rodolfo Pizarro shows great vision to find Roberto Alvarado (Mexico) with a cheeky pass inside the box, and his first-time shot is precise and sails into the top left corner. 1:1.
Gerardo Daniel Martino is forced to make a change. Edson Alvarez is not able to carry on due to injury. He is replaced by Cesar Montes (Mexico).
Erick Gabriel Gutierrez Galaviz (Mexico) takes the corner kick, but Wuilker Farinez reads it well and stops the effort.
A cross from a mid-range free kick, taken by Mexico, is intercepted by one of the defenders.
The game is interrupted now, Edson Alvarez (Mexico) picks up a knock and the physio has to come on.
Roberto Alvarado (Mexico) goes for goal but he directs his effort just wide of the left post.
Mexico seem to be finding their feet as they enjoy some possession. Great movement by the offensive players allows the defenders to set up the attack.
Raul Jimenez (Mexico) strikes the ball towards goal, but it fails to reach the target after being well blocked by one of the defenders.
Roberto Alvarado (Mexico) makes space inside the box for a shot, but his effort goes just wide of the right post.
Jhon Murillo (Venezuela) scores a cracking goal from long range. The goalkeeper was helpless and could do nothing with that shot.
Tomas Rincon (Venezuela) commits a foul on his opponent and it looks like it should be the other way around at first glance, but the referee makes the right decision in awarding a free kick to the other team.
Ted Unkel blows his whistle. Erick Gabriel Gutierrez Galaviz (Mexico) commits a foul after dangerous play.
The Mexico players are exchanging some short passes.
Rodolfo Pizarro (Mexico) fails to beat the offside trap and the linesman puts his flag up.
Mexico quickly take a corner kick with a short pass.
Jesus Gallardo (Mexico) shakes off the attention of a defender and from mid-range lets fly towards the bottom left corner, but Wuilker Farinez is well positioned to make a comfortable save.
A neat pass is well received by Roberto Alvarado (Mexico), who is lurking on the edge of the box and strikes the ball on goal. The goalkeeper makes a decent save to block his shot.
The first half of this match is about to start.
Ted Unkel will supervise the game today.
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