Mexico squeaks by, Honduras wins on penalties in quarterfinals

Mexico squeaks by, Honduras wins on penalties in quarterfinals

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Mexico squeaks by, Honduras wins on penalties in quarterfinals

Mexico Guatemala 1 (Reuters)

 

By FRANCO PANIZO

Mexico may have won its quarterfinals match, but it doesn't look as unbeatable as it did in the group stage.

El Tri advanced to the semifinals of the Gold Cup with a 2-1 comeback victory over Guatemala in front of a crowd of 78,807 at the New Meadowlands Stadium. Carlos Ruiz opened the scoring in the game, but Mexico rallied through second-half goals from Aldo De Nigris and Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez. 

Mexico will meet Honduras in the semifinals in Houston, Texas after Los Catrachos defeated Costa Rica via penalty kicks. Honduras and Costa Rica played to a 1-1 draw through 120 minutes, and the Hondurans secured passage to the next round in the shootout by outscoring Los Ticos, 4-2. Jerry Bengtson and Dennis Marshall scored the goals during regulation.

Here are the highlights from Saturday night's action:

 

 

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