MEXICO CITY, June 3: Mexico gave a good demonstration but missed numerous scoring opportunities despite beating Scotland 1-0 on Saturday in a friendly at the Azteca stadium before travelling to the FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Giovani Dos Santos of the United States side LA Galaxy, scored a goal in the 13th minute to give Mexico the win, reports Efe.
The Mexicans came out with a formation similar to the one they will use against Germany on June 17 in their first match at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and soon began to dominate against a rival with only four attackers.
In the 13th minute, Carlos Vela put the ball to Dos Santos, who shot from the left, hit the post and put the score at 1-0.
Scotland were thrown back waiting for coach Juan Carlos Osorio�s trusted troika, who came in the 27th minute with a shot from Miguel Layun to the post, in the 30th with a shot on the goal by Hector Herrera and in the 37th with another of Hirving Lozano, stopped by goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin.
The second half started with a rebellion of the Europeans who in the 49th were about to tie with a shot from Oliver McBurnie, whose shot hit the post. � IANS