Sweden face this fight with a mandatory win demands to open the chances of grabbing a ticket round of 16 large. Mexico also can not relax because the big 16 tickets have not really exist in their hands despite collecting six points.
The embryo of a hot game has been seen early in the game when the Mexican defender, Jesus Gallardo was hit by a yellow card when the game has been running for one minute for elbowing Ola Toivonen.
In the first 15 minutes, Sweden showed great effort to score quick goals. A good chance of Sweden to score there in the sixth minute when Emil Forsberg fired a free shot. Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa reacted well and brushed the ball out.
In the 10th minute, Mexico returned the threat. But Miguel Layun’s kick was just wide of the target.
Seven minutes later, Mexico again grabbed a golden opportunity to score. Bait Hirving Lozano successfully received by Carlos Vela. Vela fired but the ball still deviated thin on the right side of the goal.
Mexican duel against Sweden took a fierce and balanced until entering the 25th minute. Both teams continue to exchange attacks. In the 29th minute, the match was stopped when Javier ‘Chicharito’ moment Hernandez considered touching the ball with his hand.
After seeing VAR, referee Nestor Pitana then decided there was no offense.
there was a 31st minute, Sweden again failed to score a goal. Marcus Berg shot from close range can be ignored by Ochoa.
Until entering the 40th minute, Mexico still has not been able to release the target shots to the Swedish goalkeeper even though their attack path is quite good.
In injury time, Marcus Berg fired hard left foot result scheme counter-attack. But the ball just hit the outside of the net. The first half ended with a score of 0-0.
Composition of Players
Guillermo Ochoa; Edson Alvarez, Carlos Salcedo, Hector Moreno, Jesus Gallardo; Andres Guardado, Hector Herrera; Miguel Layun, Carlos Vela, Hirving Lozano; Javier Hernandez
Robin Olsen; Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelof, Andreas Granqvist, Ludwig Augustinsson; Viktor Claesson, Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg; Marcus Berg, Ola Toivonen