📝 Mexico 0-1 Chile: Nicolás Castillo's goal wins it late
The Benfica striker scored in the 89th minute to down Mexico in Querétaro.
Nicolás Castillo’s 89th-minute winner separated the two sides in Mexico as Chile defeated Mexico 1-0 late Tuesday night.
Mexico played far from their best line-up against a side that featured both Alexis Sánchez and Arturo Vidal, as interim-boss ‘Tuca’ Ferretti named an entirely different XI from the team that defeated Costa Rica 3-2 last week.
Necaxa’s Hugo González, on loan from Monterrey, was the hero for Mexico early on as he made a miraculous save which left Junior Fernandes stunned.
#SelecciónAzteca 🇲🇽🇨🇱 México 0-0 Chile ¡La Roja hace una jugada de ensueño pero Hugo González se viste de héroe con TREMENDA atajada, @Citibanamex! #recibiestasonrisa 🔴 Disfrútalo en línea: https://t.co/tPF2c6V0du— Azteca Deportes (@AztecaDeportes ) 2018-10-17T02:26:09Z
González continued to impress in his second career international appearance, somehow keeping Ángelo Sagal’s close-range header out of the net midway through the second half.
#SelecciónAzteca 🇲🇽🇨🇱 México 0-0 Chile ¡Otra vez! 😱 Hugo González realiza una atajada descomunal tras un cabezazo de Sagal, @Citibanamex! #recibiestasonrisa! 🔴 Disfrútalo en línea: https://t.co/tPF2c6V0du— Azteca Deportes (@AztecaDeportes ) 2018-10-17T03:12:06Z
After having a second-half goal disallowed in the 75th minute, Chile finally came up with the winner late. Alexis Sánchez found Nicolás Castillo at the top of the box, who unleashed a blast which was initially saved.
Castillo would bundle home his own rebound, unfortunately injuring González in the process – who had to be substituted late.
⚽Así fue el gol de Nicolás Castillo con el que Chile se está llevando el triunfo⚽ #México🇲🇽 0-1 #Chile🇨🇱— MedioTiempo (@mediotiempo ) 2018-10-17T03:37:32Z
Next month, Mexico will travel to Argentina to play a pair of friendlies against the Albiceleste, while Chile will host CONCACAF sides Costa Rica and Honduras.