Needless to say, you probably don't want a recap of what happened last night between Chile and Mexico. Deservedly so, the community didn't hold back with their final player ratings.
To put things into perspective, substitute Raul Jimenez narrowly beat Guillermo Ochoa for Mexico's best player, which is quite surprising considering Ochoa was at the end of all the Chilean goals. Sympathy points maybe?
But to get to what we are all here for. The people have chosen....
Man of the
Match Trash: Jesus Dueñas
After a game like that, perhaps Juan Carlos Osorio will realize the value of rolling with a more natural defensive midfielder against a team like Chile. The Colombian manager can sometimes be far too ambitious for his own good, and as evidenced on Saturday, things can go horribly wrong.
Jesus Dueñas only played 45 minutes, but they were awful 45 minutes. From the start, Dueñas never possessed the technique or tactical acumen to deal with Chile's high pressing, and Mexico paid the price. Of course, it is hard to fault only Dueñas as Andres Guardado and Hector Herrera had horror shows of their own in the midfield.
Here are the ratings for the entire Saturday night squad:
Guillermo Ochoa: 3.0
Paul Aguilar: 2.0
Nestor Araujo: 2.8
Hector Moreno: 2.3
Miguel Layun: 2.1
Hector Herrera: 2.2
Jesus Duenas: 1.9
Andres Guardado: 2.1
Hirving Lozano: 2.4
Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez: 2.8
Jesus "Tecatito" Corona: 2.6
Raul Jimenez: 3.1
Carlos Alberto "Gullit" Pena: 2.3
Diego Reyes: 2.4