Aguilar was in Colombia's side on the field fighting for control
of the ball with Gerardo Galindo when he kicked in it the Mexico's
direction. The ball took a lucky bounce and ended up inside Mexico's
|Colombia vs México
Nobody expected the kick to go in, so the Mexican defense was
caught off guard and goalkeeper Moises Muñoz was too far away from
the goal to prevent his team's elimination
Jaime Castrillon put Colombia ahead 1-0 in the 59th minute, but
Gerardo Galindo tied the game up in the 65th minute, setting up the
stage for Aguilar's feat.
Mexico, the favorite squad going into the tournament, was
eliminated even though it played well during the first round with
wins over rivals Guatemala and Jamaica and a loss against South
Colombia, for its part, looked much improved over the sluggish
and indecisive play it showed during the first round of the
The team took control of the game early, showing discipline and
cohesion and neutralizing Mexico's speedy forwards
Forward Tressor Moreno took charge of the offense, setting up a
couple of quality scoring chances, although the rest of his team was
unable to capitalize on his advances.
Mexico reacted about 20 minutes into the match and managed to
slow down Colombia's offense, although Moreno continued to threaten
the Mexican goal.
Both teams looked quite even going into the second half, but a
tough defensive scheme helped Colombia take charge by wreaking havoc
on Mexico's midfield play.
Castrillon's goal energized the Mexican squad and forced Lavolpe
to make two more substitutions, which eventually culminated with
Galindo's tying goal, even though that joy would be short lived due
to Aguilar's highlight score.
1-Mexico: Moises Muñoz, Francisco Rodriguez, Carlos Salcido,
Ricardo Osorio, Mario Mendez (Bravo, 61st minute), Gonzalo Pineda,
Antonio Naelson (Padilla, 64th minute), Luis Perez, Gerardo Galindo,
Alberto Medina and Rafael Marquez Lugo (Altamirano, 33rd minute).
Coach: Ricardo Lavolpe.
Miller Light Man of the Match: Tressor Moreno, Colombia.
2-Colombia: Farid Ali Mondragon, Yulian Anchico, Oscar Enrique
Passo, Humberto Mendoza, Jose Julian de la Cuesta; Jairo Patiño
(Ramirez, 90th minute), Jaime Castrillon, Abel Aguilar, Juan
Fernando Leal (Hurtado, 72nd minute), Wason Liberado Renteria
(Arzuaga, 72nd minute) and Tressor Moreno. Coach: Reinaldo Rueda.
Goals: 0-1: 59th minute, Jaime Castrillon; 1-1: 65th minute,
Gerardo Galindo; 1-2: 75th minute, Abel Aguilar.
Referee Rodolfo Sibrian issued yellow cards to Gerardo Galindo
(28th minute), Antonio Nelson (62nd minute), Luis Perez (79th
minute) and Alberto Medina (83rd and 89th minutes) of Mexico and to
Jairo Patiño (23rd minute), Tressor Moreno (37th minute), Julian
Anchico (43rd minute), Jaime Castrillon (55th minute) and Hector
Hurtado (88th minute) of Colombia.