Erick Gutierrez scored a poker as the Mexico Olympic squad bounced back from a first half scare to see off Fiji 5-1 in their second game of the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Fiji left a memorable mark in the game when they took the lead through Roy Krishna after only ten minutes. It was a remarkable way to start the game for a side that nobody had given a chance to at the start of the game.
But, as if the writing had already been on the wall, Pachuca midfielder Erick Gutierrez scored a hat-trick in a space of just ten minutes to give El Tri the lead early in the second half.
The defending champions continued to dominate and Carlos Salcedo made it 4-1 when he saw his header cross the goal-line in the 67th minute.
Gutierrez, who looked most threatening on the left, made sure of claiming his poker, chipping Simione Tamanisau for the final 5-1 scoreline.
Mexico will now close their group stage with a game against South Korea on Wednesday.
Y también tenemos las jugadas de la victoria en video.— Selección Nacional (@miseleccionmx) August 7, 2016
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Raul (@TheColorfulkit) and Rafa (@Mexicanfutcom) give a more in-depth recap of Mexico's win over Fiji below: