Mexico Vs. Chile, 2011 International Friendly: Full Time, Andres Guardado Goal Gives El Tri A Victory

Mexico and Chile didn't exactly put on a show in the first half of their international friendly match, but once the big guns game out for the second half, things got a lot more entertaining. Though the teams were much more lively and able to create many more chances in the second 45 minutes, only one goal came, and it wasn't from open play. Still, Andres Guardado's stunning free kick goal was cool enough that it was worth watching the entire match, and that goal led Mexico to a 1-0 win.

Giovani dos Santos looked a bit out of sorts in the first half, but he was predictably aided by Javier Hernandez, Pablo Barrera and Andres Guardado entering the game. In the 20 or so minutes where all four players were on the pitch, Mexico were the better side than Chile and looked similar to the team that won the Gold Cup convincingly.

Guardado's goal, a fantastic curling free kick, came in the 77th minute to give El Tri the victory. Jean Beausejour almost equalized three minutes later, but somehow took what looked like a certain goal and put his shot off of the crossbar. The last 30 minutes of the game were fantastic, but Guardado's goal stood as the only one on the night.

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