Mexico 5 El Salvador 0
Mexico 5 El Salvador 0, The Cowboys Stadium, CONCACAF Gold Cup Group Stage, June 5, 2011. Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez registered a hat-trick as Mexico beat El Salvador in front of an 80,000 crowd in Arlington, Texas. Efrain Juarez and Aldo de Nigris also joined the scoresheet in the 5-0 Gold Cup Group Stage win over The Blue and White.
Following a goalless first half, Efrain Juarez put Mexico into the lead in the 56th minute before Israel Castro replacement Aldo De Nigris added another goal after a fine individual display to make the score read 2-0 to The Tricolor two minutes later. Jose Manuel De La Torre´s players continued to attack and Old Trafford favourite Javier Hernandez recorded the third goal of the one-sided match when the inform central attacker headed home a cross ball on the hour-mark. The Mexicans now dominated the game completely and Chicharito netted again as he latched onto a long through pass and placed the ball past overworked El Salvador custodian Miguel Montes and into the bottom left corner of the net in the 67th minute of the clash to stretch the advantage further. Then, some five minutes into stoppage time, Hernandez was fouled inside the area by Marvin Gonzalez, who was subsequently red carded by referee Enrico Wijngaarde, and the industrious striker stepped up to convert the penalty himself to seal a comprehensive 5-0 triumph for Mexico against El Salvador. Mexico Team: Guillermo Ochoa, Efrain Juarez, Francisco Rodriguez, Hector Moreno, Carlos Salcido, Gerardo Torrado, Israel Castro, Pablo Barrera, Andres Guardado, Giovani dos Santos, Javier Hernandez. Substitutes: Aldo de Nigris, Rafael Marquez, Angel Reyna. El Salvador Team: Miguel Montes, Marvin Gonzalez, Xavier Garcia, Luis Anaya, Reynaldo Hernandez, Víctor Turcios, Dennis Alas, Jaime Alas, Rodolfo Zelaya, Eliseo Quintanilla, Andres Flores. Substitutes: Gilberto Baires, Shawn Martin, Rudis Corrales.