Mexico and the United States Nations League final, March 2024

to choose Mexico They beat Panama 3-0 on Thursday and will meet again next Sunday with the United States national team in the final of the CONCACAF Nations League.

The beginning of the match was all in favor of Mexico against the Panamanian team, which was defending itself on its home field.

In the 40th minute, Edson Alvarez again had a chance, after a cross from Luis Chavez, and this time it ended in the score, making the score 0-1. The play was reviewed by VAR for several minutes, but in the end it was decided that it was a legitimate goal for the Mexican national team.

Just three minutes later, the VAR was back in center stage again. Julian Quiñones evaded his marker, entered the penalty area and scored Mexico's second goal. After a lengthy VAR review, the result was validated for possible offside.

With both Quinones, the Mexican team entered halftime with a 0-2 lead. In the 67th minute, when Panama was doing better, a long pass from Cesar Montes reached Orbelin Pineda, who shot the ball over the Panamanian goalkeeper, making the score 0-3 and giving the “trio” peace of mind.

The Panamanians tried until the last minute to find a solution, but the Mexican team retreated from its lines, defending the result until the final whistle.

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The US national team was one step away from elimination on Thursday in the CONCACAF Nations League semi-final against Jamaica, but they equalized in overtime and secured their place in the final after extra time (3-1).

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Own goal by Corey Burke in the 96th minute equalized Greg Lee's goal thirty seconds later and forced overtime at AT&T Stadium in Arlington (Texas, USA).

Burke beat his own goalkeeper five minutes into stoppage time, against an attack-focused USA team, with even goalkeeper Matt Turner getting into the opposition box from a corner kick.

The United States was saved, and in extra time, Al-Hajj Wright scored twice, assisted by Giovanni Reyna, as Gregg Berhalter's team advanced.

The United States and Mexico play again next Sunday in the CONCACAF Nations League final, and before that title showdown, the Panamanians and Jamaicans will compete for third and fourth places in the tournament.

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