[Video] Carlos Vela’s right-footed goal for Mexico against Italy
Written by Renzo on June 3, 2010 21:15
Arsenal striker Carlos Vela produced a brilliant personal display to help his National side secure an important two goal to one win over reigning World Cup Champions, Italy.
Contrary to the game against England at Wembley, the 21-year old took full advantage of an early chance to score with his less favourite foot, the right, in the 17th minute of the game. The Mexican kept on improving and Italy’s midfielders and defenders could only stop him with some very nasty challenges.
Javier Aguirre’s side made sure not to give any breathing space to Marcello Lippi’s men and deserved to score in more than one occassion though the second only came in the 84th minute when Alberto Medina timed his run to perfection and blasted it past Gianluigi Buffon.
Italy’s consolation came in the 90th minute thanks to Leonardo Bonucci, who was last month linked with a possible move to Arsenal.
Mexico were drawn in Group A together with France, Uruguay and local favourites South Africa and will kick off the competition next week on June 11th.