Gold Cup - Group C
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Mexico 6-0 Cuba

Oribe Peralta scores for Mexico against Cuba
Mexico beat Cuba 5-0 when the teams met in the group stages of the 2011 Gold Cup.

Six-time winners Mexico started their Concacaf Gold Cup bid with a crushing 6-0 win over Cuba, who were only able to name five substitutes in Chicago.

Six members of the Cuba squad, along with coach Raul Gonzalez, were unable to obtain visas to enter the US.

Another Cuban player, named as forward Keiler Garcia, has reportedly defected.

Oribe Peralta scored a hat-trick with former Arsenal forward Carlos Vela, ex-Tottenham midfielder Giovani Dos Santos and Andrés Guardado also on target.

The result in Group C ended a seven-match winless run for Mexico, who last won the biennial competition in 2011. The Gold Cup is the regional championship for teams from North and Central America and the Caribbean.

Peralta, who plays for Mexican side Club America, scored twice in the first half at Soldier Field and completed his hat-trick with a header in the 61st minute. Dos Santos, who now plays for Spanish side Villarreal after leaving Spurs in 2012, rounded off the scoring with 15 minutes remaining.

Cuban officials are hopeful Gonzalez and the absent six players will be able to join the team in time for Sunday's game against Trinidad & Tobago.

Line-ups

Mexico

  • 13Ochoa
  • 22Aguilar
  • 2Rodríguez
  • 5Reyes
  • 7Layún
  • 16Ríos
  • 6Herrera
  • 8dos SantosSubstituted fordos Santosat 57'minutes
  • 18GuardadoSubstituted forEsquivelat 72'minutes
  • 11VelaSubstituted forCoronaat 72'minutes
  • 19Peralta

Substitutes

  • 1Muñoz
  • 3Corona
  • 4Herrera
  • 9Corona
  • 10dos Santos
  • 12Orozco
  • 14Orozco
  • 15Alanís
  • 17Torres
  • 20Dueñas
  • 21Esquivel

Cuba

  • 21Guerra
  • 6Napoles
  • 16Dranguet
  • 3Márquez Molina
  • 19Lopez
  • 13CorralesSubstituted forPerezat 80'minutes
  • 23GuerraSubstituted forHortaat 67'minutes
  • 5Clavelo
  • 8Gómez
  • 10Martinez
  • 20CoroneauxSubstituted forSuarezat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Horta
  • 7Suarez
  • 12Arguellez
  • 17Perez
  • 22Cervantes
Referee:
Walter Quesada
Attendance:
54,126

Match Stats

Home TeamMexicoAway TeamCuba
Possession
Home76%
Away24%
Shots
Home44
Away3
Shots on Target
Home18
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away0
Fouls
Home13
Away6

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 10th July 2015

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As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1USA11002113
2Haiti10101101
3Panama10101101
4Honduras100112-10

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Costa Rica10102201
2Jamaica10102201
3Canada10100001
4El Salvador10100001

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Mexico11006063
2T'dad & Tobago11003123
3Guatemala100113-20
4Cuba100106-60
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