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Mexico move closer to Russia 2018 with victory over Honduras

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Mexico cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Honduras to inch closer to sealing a place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

El Tri secured their fourth win in five World Cup qualifying matches to remain top of the Hexagonal with 13 points.

It was a drab first 45 minutes from Honduras, whose poor World Cup qualifying campaign has them sitting penultimate in the Hexagonal.

Mexico’s attackers, on the other hand, were in action from the initial whistle, though the breakthrough didn’t arrive until the 34th minute when Oswaldo Alanis headed home a Jonathan dos Santos corner.

In the second half, a quick through ball from Hector Herrera allowed Hirving Lozano to escape on a 1 v 1 with the Honduras goalkeeper to double the lead for the hosts.

Raul Jimenez wrapped it up three minutes later when he slipped the ball in for Mexico’s third and final goal of the night.

It was a simple victory for Mexico, who made the best of a messy Honduran defense. Next, el Tri take on the United States on Sunday in another edition of the CONCACAF Clásico.