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Jamaica vs Mexico result: El Tri come back to win 2-1 thanks to Alexis Vega, Henry Martin

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Jamaica vs Mexico result: El Tri come back to win 2-1 thanks to Alexis Vega, Henry Martin

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The pressure is off for now. Mexico snapped a two-game losing streak in World Cup qualifying but had to come from behind in Jamaica, beating the Reggae Boyz two goals down.

Substitute Henry Martin and winger Alexis Vega, who was El Tri’s best player that night, scored twice in three minutes to overturn the result against Jamaica at 10.

The Reggae Boyz saw centre-back Damion Lowe shown a red card just before half-time, but they still find a way to score after the break. A free kick delivered in the box was poorly cleared and fell on Daniel Johnson, who sent goalkeeper Guillermo ‘Memo’ Ochoa away.

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It was one of the few chances created by Jamaica in a game dominated by Mexico. Gerardo “Tata” Martino’s men created several looks but missed or found Andre Blake.

Jamaica final score against Mexico

1 hour 2 hours Final
Jamaica 0 1 1
Mexico 0 2 2

Goals:
JAM – Daniel Johnson – 50th minute.
MEX — Henry Martin — 82nd min.
MEX — Alexis Vega (Charly Rodriguez) — 84th min.

(all Eastern times)

Final: Jamaica 1, Mexico 2

90th minute: Four minutes of downtime. Now that he has the lead, Mexico will see this one out. Jamaica at ten has nothing left in the tank. Mexico seems to come away with a well-deserved victory.

84th minute: And Mexico gets the green light! A game similar to the previous goal. A ball from the right side of the box in search of a wide open Alexis Vega and he sends it home for the first time.

82nd minute: Objective Mexico! Henry Martin scores it. A cross from the right is headed in on goal by Alexis Vega and Martin is there to push it over the line. Mexico get the ball back quickly – El Tri wants the win.

78th minute: Jamaica defend in numbers and somehow find a way to block every attempt. The Reggae Boyz drop everything.

72nd minute: SUBS – Henry Martin, Tecatito Corona and Gerardo Arteaga replace Funes Mori, Uriel Antuna and Jesus Gallardo. Meanwhile, Jamaica removes Michail Antonio and Andre Gray replaces him.

67th minute: Mexico get a free kick outside the box through Diego Lainez – it was just outside the box – and Alexis Vega’s free kick goes off the wall. More submarines are coming for Mexico.

60th minute: It’s all Mexico from Jamaica’s goal, but passing and movement haven’t been as crisp as they were in the first half.

56th minute: Tata Martino can’t believe what Uriel Antuna just missed. All chances are great now.

53rd minute: SUB – Mexico brings in Diego Lainez for Andres Guardado. Tata Martino wastes no time. He knows how it could be.

50th minute: So much for an easy half for Mexico. Jamaica scores! Rogelio Funes Mori has a bad clearance attempt from a Jamaican corner and Daniel Johnson hammers it.

46th minute: The second half is underway and should be a comfortable half for Mexico. Jamaica lost a man, but the Reggae Boyz barely threatened when they had all 11 men.

Half time: Jamaica 0, Mexico 0

47th+ min. : Red card! The referee is signaled by VAR Allen Chapman and Damion Lowe is sent off. Jamaica will play the rest of the match with 10 men. Tata Martino has words for Lowe leaving the pitch.

44th minute: Damion Lowe absolutely slams into Andres Guardado and sends his studs into his ankle on the follow up after clearing the ball. It will be interesting to see what the referee decides here.

43rd minute: Michail Antonio peeks into the box but his shot is blocked by Hector Moreno who moves in to cover. The West Ham striker had space to turn and shoot. It was a great defensive game.

36th minute: Excellent delivery from Andres Guardado and the ball works its way into the Jamaica box but goalkeeper Andre Blake is on his game tonight and grabs the ball before Funes Mori can reach it.

29th minute: wow. Jamaica gets away with one. Javain Brown has just crashed into the back of Rogelio Funes Mori in the box. There is a video review in this game (CONCACAF was instituted in time for the last six games), but the VAR apparently does not seem a clear and obvious error on this non-call.

26th minute: Jamaica get their first chance of the game with a free kick. Lamar Walker wins the free kick, and Daniel Johnson sends it in with his left, but no one gets to the ball and Mexico neutralizes the danger.

21st minute: In the absence of a crowd, you can hear Jamaican captain Andre Blake expanding on his Jamaican teammates. “You need to run more.” Meanwhile, a Mexican corner leads to a Hector Herrera who narrowly misses the wide left. He was wide open. Jamaica cannot gain a foothold in this game.

17th minute: Another hit from Mexico! Alexis Vega with the half-volley and Blake with another flying save for a corner. Nothing comes of it. Jamaica is on the ropes.

16th minute: First shot on goal for Mexico and it’s Charly Rodriguez who shoots and Andre Blake stops him. Blake begs his teammates to tighten up. Defending by the Reggae Boyz is lax.

11th minute: It’s all of Mexico. Jesus Gallardo on the left and Chaka Rodriguez on the right arrive on the baselines. El Tri jostles him at will. It doesn’t help Jamaica that Michail Antonio isn’t stalking Chaka on his flank.

5th minute: SUB – Mexican right-back Jorge Sanchez has to come out of the game. Something is wrong with his left knee. Luis ‘Chaka’ Rodriguez comes in. Another starter falls for Mexico.

4th minute: Good start from Mexico. El Tri gets on the ball and combines well. Jamaica gives up the ball right away. The home team can’t take it.

1st minute: The game is started. Jamaicans in all bright yellow kits and Mexico in their black jerseys.

7:01 p.m.: Anthem time. About to start. It will be an eerie atmosphere with no fans allowed at the National Stadium in Kingston due to government restrictions related to COVID-19.

5:38 p.m.: It looks like Mexico will miss another starter with central midfielder Edson Alvarez out with a calf problem. Tata Martino didn’t want to take any risks with two home matches at the Estadio Azteca to come.

Jamaica vs Mexico rosters

While Jamaica will field a stronger team than when they last met, Tata Martino will miss three starters for the game: centre-back Cesar Montes (COVID-19), Hirving “Chucky” Lozano (suspension) and Raul Jimenez (calf injury ) are all confirmed. Midfielder Edson Alvarez is on the bench with a calf problem which prevents him from entering.

Veteran Hector Moreno, winger Uriel Antuna, centre-forward Rogelio Funes Mori and Hector Herrera are the substitutes for the absentees. Alexis Vega also takes the start on Tecatito Corona.

Mexico starting lineup (4-3-3, left to right): 13-Guillermo Ochoa (GK)—23-Jesus Gallardo, 15-Hector Moreno, 2-Nestor Araujo, 3-Jorge Sanchez—18-Andres Guardado (capt.), 16-Hector Herrera, 8-Carlos ‘Charly’ Rodriguez— 10-Alexis Vega, 11-Rogelio Funes Mori, 9-Uriel Antuna

Mexico Submarines (12): Alfredo Talavera (GK), Jonathan Orozco (GK), Luis Rodriguez, Julio Cesar Dominguez, Gerardo Arteaga, Luis Romo, Edson Alvarez, Erick Gutierrez, Diego Lainez, Orbelin Pineda, Henry Martin, Jesus ‘Tecatito’ Corona

New Jamaican manager Paul Hall, who was part of the Reggae Boyz team that played in the 1998 World Cup, will coach his first World Cup qualifier after replacing former boss Theodore Whitmore. In his first game in charge – a 3-0 loss to Peru in Lima on January 20 – he went 4-3-3 with an experimental team. It’s a similar formation against Mexico with Michail Antonio in the lead.

Jamaica starting lineup (4-3-3, left to right): 1-Andre Blake (GK)—20-Kemar Lawrence, 3-Ethan Pinnock, 17-Damion Lowe, 21-Javain Brown—8-Daniel Johnson, 22-Devon Williams, 4-Ravel Morrison—12-Junior Flemmings, 18- Michail Antonio, 7-Lamar Walker

Jamaican Subs: Amal Knight (GK), Dwayne Miller (GK), Alvas Powell, Gregory Leigh, Adrian Mariappa, Liam Moore, Kevin Stewart, Peter Vassell, Cory Burke, Javon East, Andre Gray, Bobby Reid

How to watch Jamaica vs Mexico

  • Dated: Thursday January 27
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: CBS Sports Network
  • Television in Spanish: Telemundo, Universe
  • Diffusion: fuboTV, Paramount+

The match in Kingston, Jamaica will be broadcast live in the United States on CBS Sports Network (English), Telemundo and Universo (Spanish).

All three networks are available to stream on fuboTV, which is available to new users with a free trial.

The CBS Paramount+ streaming platform will also broadcast the game.

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Odds and Predictions Jamaica vs. Mexico

Odds courtesy of DraftKings

Mexico doesn’t like playing Jamaica, and it shows every time these two teams play. The Reggae Boyz aren’t afraid to take on mighty Mexico, and they’re causing El Tri matchup problems all over the court.

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Since 2010, these two teams have faced each other eight times in all competitions (including friendlies) and Jamaica have a record of 2W-4D-2D with two of four defeats on a one-goal deficit. When they last met at the Estadio Azteca, Jamaica arguably deserved the draw before conceding a late winner from Mexico.

Given what’s at stake for Jamaica, the Reggae Boyz are set to take center stage in a last ditch bid to salvage their bid for World Cup qualification. With West Ham’s Michail Antonio on the pitch (eight Premier League goals) against a Mexican side under fire lacking key starters and susceptible to periods of pressure from the opposition, it’s no exaggeration to see Jamaica score in the least one goal, regardless of the final result.

Take: Jamaica score / No clean sheet for Mexico (-120)

Prediction: Jamaica 1, Mexico 1

  • Money line: Jamaica +475 / Draw +240 / Mexico -155
  • Spread: Jamaica +0.5 (+115) / Mexico -0.5 (-155)
  • O/U 2.5 goals in total: More than +140 / Less than -180
  • Both teams score: Yes +120 / No -160


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