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Mexico Defeat Panama 2-1 With This Beautiful Bicycle Kick Goal By Raul Jimenez [VIDEO]

estadio azteca Mexico Defeat Panama 2 1 With This Beautiful Bicycle Kick Goal By Raul Jimenez [VIDEO]

Mexico defeated Panama 2-1 Friday night at Estadio Azteca to move one step closer to qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.

In what was a must-win game for Mexico, El Tri took the lead late in the first half after Peralta slotted home a goal from a Chicharito pass. In the second half, the likelihood that Mexico would win the match increased when Mexico were awarded a penalty kick in the 56th minute when Cummings brought down Aquino. Up stepped Chicharito to take the penalty, but he was unable to put the ball into the back of the net after Penedo saved his shot.

Minutes later, the likelihood of Mexico not winning the match worsened when Panama equalized in the 81st minute to put the game at 1-1.

And then with just six minutes to go before the 90 minutes was up, Raul Jimenez scored this goal to win the match:

raul jimenez goal Mexico Defeat Panama 2 1 With This Beautiful Bicycle Kick Goal By Raul Jimenez [VIDEO]

With the victory, Mexico still have a chance of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup 2014, but the team will need to win on Tuesday against Costa Rica and hope that the results from the other matches go their way.

Here are the match highlights from Mexico 2-1 Panama. You’ve got to love this commentary:

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2 Responses to Mexico Defeat Panama 2-1 With This Beautiful Bicycle Kick Goal By Raul Jimenez [VIDEO]

  1. Ivan says:

    Mexico looked awful again last night and desperately short of confidence and ideas against a well organized defense…the playoff v. New Zealand is by no means a guaranteed WC spot…

  2. Dust says:

    ” desperately short of confidence and ideas”

    except for the two great goals, one a overhead kick back to goal from 17 yards into the top corner…outside of that yeah, no confidence ..or creativity ha!

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