Mexico Vs. Serbia, 2011 International Friendly: 'Chicharito' Javier Hernandez Scores Brace As El Tri Win

'Chepo' Jose Manuel de la Torre scored his first home win as Mexico manager on Friday night, as El Tri defeated Serbia 2-0 in Queretaro.

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Mexico Vs. Serbia, 2011 International Friendly: Full Time, 'Chicharito' Javier Hernandez Phantom Goal Gives El Tri Victory

It wasn't the most thrilling of encounters, but 'Chicharito' Javier Hernandez was on his game to give 'Chepo' Jose Manuel de la Torre his first home win as Mexico manager. Chicharito 'scored' the opener and converted a late penalty, giving El Tri a 2-0 win over Serbia in Queretaro.

'Scored' is in quotes because the opening goal is currently being credited to Hernandez, but should probably be credited to left back Carlos Salcido. In the second minute, Salcido put a cross into the box towards the head of Hernandez. If the Little Pea got a touch on the ball, it was ever so slight as Salcido's cross appeared to go directly into the goal at the back post, giving El Tri the lead.

The match was a bit dull afterwards, with Serbia playing a very physical game. Chicharito was knocked down numerous times inside and outside of his penalty area, with the referee calling a lenient game and only giving fouls around half the time he was taken down. He would win a penalty in the 83rd minute, however, and stepped up to convert it for his brace. Hernandez now has an incredible 13 goals in his last 14 international appearances if the first goal stands.

For more on El Tri and Mexican football in general, visit SB Nation's Mexican futbol blog FMF State Of Mind.        

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Mexico Vs. Serbia Live, 2011 International Friendly: Lineups

Following their exit in Euro 2012 qualifying, Serbia are a team undergoing changes. Neven Subotic is out with an injury, while Nemanja Vidic and Dejan Stankovic have both elected to retire from international duty. This leaves them looking a bit weaker than they were just a couple of months ago, but the likes of Branoslav Ivanovic and Milos Krasic are still in the side, and should present a challenge to Mexico. 'Chepo' Jose Manuel de la Torre is without Gerardo Torrado in his El Tri side, but the rest of the team is first choice. Jesus Zavala steps into Torrado's place, while the other 10 players are Mexico's best. Here are the starting lineups.

Mexico Lineup (4-2-3-1): Talavera; Salcido, Rodriguez, Moreno, Juarez; Zavala, Castro; Guardado, dos Santos, Barrera; Hernandez

Serbia Lineup (4-4-2): Stojkovic; Ninkov, Ivanovic, Rajkovic, Kolarov; Kacar, Kuzmanovic, Ninkovic, Krasic; Jovanovic, Zigic

Kickoff is at 9:00 pm ET, and the game can be seen in the USA on Univision. For more on El Tri and Mexican football in general, visit SB Nation's Mexican futbol blog FMF State Of Mind.    

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Mexico Vs. Serbia, 2011 International Friendly: Chepo De La Torre Looks For First Home Win

'Chepo' Jose Manuel de la Torre looks for his first win in Mexico as El Tri manager when his side host Serbia on Friday night.

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