🌎 Mexico make light work of Honduras in Gold Cup quarter-final

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Seamus Leonard

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A devastating 12-minute spell helped Mexico breeze past Honduras to book a place in semi-finals of the Concacaf Gold Cup.

Mexico 3
Honduras 0
Full time

Scorers: Funes Mori ’26, dos Santos 31′, Pineda 38′

Mexico were in almost complete control from the off in Arizona on Saturday, creating a number of early chances that the Honduran defence struggled to cope with.

El Tri eventually took the lead midway through the first half when a lovely Luis Rodríguez cross from the right flank was guided to the net by the head of Rogelio Funes Mori.

That lead was doubled five minutes later when Jonathan dos Santos struck a sweet low volley from outside the area.

And the result was effectively put beyond doubt seven minutes from the break when Orbelín Pineda met a cross from Jesús Corona to power a header past the helpless Luis López in the Los Catrachos goal.

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Earlier, Qatar booked their place in the last four with a 3-2 win over El Salvador.

Two goals from Almoez Ali, along with one from Abdulaziz Hatem, put the Maroon in a position that allowed them to withstand a second-half brace by Joaquín Rivas.