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  • José Macías (23')
  • Jesús Angulo (31')

Jose Juan Macias, Jesus Angulo on target as Mexico sinks Trinidad and Tobago

TOLUCA -- A young Mexico national team defeated Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 on Wednesday in Estadio Nemesio Diez in a tune-up game ahead of upcoming CONCACAF Nations League matches.

Jose Juan Macias and Jesus Angulo scored first half goals for El Tri to wrap up the victory in a game the home side dominated against a Trinidad and Tobago team missing most its regulars.

Eight of El Tri's starting XI earned national team debuts, with 20 of Mexico's 24-player squad in the under-23 category and eligible to feature at the Tokyo Olympics next summer.

Mexico took control of the ball from the off, with Macias stealing the ball off Soca Warriors defender Cyrus Daniel, charging down on goal and firing a low left-footed shot into the goal in the 23rd minute.

El Tri extended its lead eight minutes later when Sebastian Cordova hit a low cross in from the right and Angulo shifted the ball onto his left foot and struck a shot that creeped under goalkeeper Marvin Phillip.

Mexico peppered the Trinidad goal, recording 28 shots, 10 of which were on target.

Paolo Yrizar came closest to adding the third in the 61st after his shot from inside the the box hit the post, but El Tri couldn't find the third.

Mexico faces Bermuda away on Oct. 11 in its Nations League debut, followed by a home game against Panama on Oct. 15. Trinidad and Tobago plays Honduras on Oct. 10 in Trinidad.