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This absolute cracker secured a massive extra-time win for Mexico against the US last night

The victory for El Tri ensures them a place in the 2017 Confederations Cup, at the expense of Jurgen Klinsmann’s side.

Image: Jae C. Hong/AP/Press Association Images

MEXICO GRABBED A hugely encouraging win over the USA at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena last night after conjuring a last-gasp extra-time goal.

The game was perfectly poised at 2-2 when Paul Aguilar thumped a superb, controlled volley right across Brad Guzan to the far corner.

It was an exceptional strike.


And as much as the finish was brilliant, Aguilar’s celebration raised some eyebrows too.


The win means that Mexico will represent CONCACAF in the 2017 Confederations Cup, at the expense of Jurgen Klinsmann’s side.

El Tri took the lead after just 10 minutes when Javier Hernandez scored his very first goal against the US and his 42nd for his country. But within minutes, Geoff Cameron headed home an equaliser after Michael Bradley picked him out with a free-kick.

It stayed 1-1 right through until full-time before Oribe Peralta and Bobby Wood exchanged goals in the first period of extra-time.

And then, Aguilar popped up with his decisive strike to break US hearts.

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