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Late goals lift Mexico to 3-1 win vs Uruguay

 2016-06-06 06:36:39.0

download (8)Glendale (Arizona):�Late goals from Rafael Marquez and Hector Herrera helped Mexico survive the loss of playmaker Andres Guardado to a red card and win 3-1 against Uruguay in the Copa America Group B opener for both teams. Mexico ran its unbeaten streak to 20 games across all competitions with the win here on Sunday. Diego Godin of Uruguay scored on a header off a set piece in the 74th minute to tie the game at 1-1, right after Guardado was sent off. An own goal in the fourth minute by Uruguay�s Alvaro Pereira had Mexico ahead 1-0 for much of the game, but Uruguay�s attack got stronger even down a man to start the second half. Uruguay played the entire second half with 10 men after midfielder Matias Vecino drew a second yellow card when he kicked Mexico�s Jesus Manuel Corona in the knee just before halftime. Uruguay made it interesting despite the disadvantage. Diego Rolan put an open shot wide in the 58th minute. Uruguay�s best chance to score in the first half came when Edinson Cavani got behind the Mexico defense in the 30th minute and rifled a shot on goal, but Alfredo Talavera made a sliding save. But Mexico applied pressure to score in the 85th minute and then in injury time to seal three points. Group C action continues on Thursday when Mexico faces Jamaica in Pasadena, California and Uruguay takes on Venezuela in Philadelphia.(IANS)

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