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El Salvador vs. Mexico: Highlights

The Mexico national team remained perfect in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying after Juan Carlos Osorio’s side came from a goal down to beat El Salvador 3-1 at the Estadio Cuscatlán.

The home side took the lead after 24 minutes. A mistake from Jorge Torres Nilo inside the box set up an El Salvador penalty, as he was penalized for a handball. Alexander Larin stepped up and converted to give La Selecta the lead.

Torres Nilo did not return for the second period after a frustrating first 45 minutes.

In the second half, a nervous El Salvador sat back early and Mexico poured forward.

It didn’t take long for El Tri to cash in on their dominance, and Hector Moreno leveled in the 56th minute from an Andres Guardado free kick.

Mexico’s confidence grew, and Angel Sepulveda, making his first senior national team appearance, headed home to complete the Mexican comeback.

Mexico then made sure of the victory in the 73rd minute. A penalty was called for a shove on Angel Sepulveda. Raul Jimenez had no problem scoring from the spot to seal Mexico all three points in San Salvador.

The result means El Salvador are eliminated from World Cup qualifying. Meanwhile, an already qualified Mexico will close out this round of qualifying with a game against Honduras at the Estadio Azteca.