Mexico posted a friendly win over Brazil at Dallas Cowboys Stadium thanks to goals from Giovani Dos Santos and Javier Hernandez.
Dos Santos opened the scoring in the 21st minute before he won the penalty that allowed Manchester United striker Hernandez to double the lead 10 minutes later.
Brazil’s best chance of pulling a goal back came with 15 minutes to play, but Alexandre Pato stepped over the ball when he was just four yards out. Brazil playmaker Lucas says that they have to learn from this kind of game.
“We have to learn from this kind of game. We wasted many chances and they scored in the few they have.” He said. “Mexico were a good test, they are a stronger team than USA and I think this game has served as preparation to face harder rivals like we will have in London.
The Brazilian side, who came into the match on the back of successive victories by beating Denmark 3-1 a week ago in Hamburg and then thrashing USA 4-1 in Maryland, went down one goal when Dos Santos broke the deadlock in fine style, picking up a pass from Pablo Barrera, beating Brazil defender Danilo and cleverly hitting his shot over Santos goalkeeper Rafael.
The Tottenham forward provided a set-up for Mexico’s second goal, taking advantage of a defensive mistake before being fouled by Juan inside the box. Hernandez made no mistake from the resulting spot-kick with a powerful right-footed finish.
Mexico had a chance to increase their lead in the 77th minute following a counter-attack but Hernandez was denied by Rafael.