Mexico Vs. Honduras, 2011 Gold Cup (Copa Oro) Semifinals: Teams Headed To Extra Time

Despite some fantastic scoring opportunities at the end of the game, Mexico and Honduras are still scoreless after 90 minutes of their 2011 Gold Cup (Copa Oro) semifinal,  and as a result they are headed to extra time. Honduras have been extremely physical and have contained Mexico as a result, while 'Chepo' Jose Manuel de la Torre's substitutions have proven largely ineffective.

Aldo de Nigris has been an instant goal machine for Mexico off the bench in this tournament, but after coming into the game in the second half, he has failed to produce. Andres Guardado and Carlos Salcido appear to have fallen victim to the physical play of Honduras, and since they have been removed from the game Mexico have had little attack down their left flank.

Both teams had big opportunities to win the game in the final minutes, but both failed. In the 88th minute, 'Chicharito' Javier Hernandez played Giovani dos Santos one on one with Noel Valladares, but Gio missed his shot, hitting it just wide of the far post. A minute later, Roger Espinoza, who has been surprisingly fantastic for Honduras tonight, hit a powerful shot that was just barely saved by Alfredo Talavera.

With nothing settled after 90 minutes, the teams will have to play another 30. If the game is still tied after two 15 minute extra time periods, the game will go to penalty kicks.

For more on Mexican football and the Mexico vs. Honduras match, check out SB Nation's Mexican football blog FMF State Of Mind.

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