Photo: Rafael Marquez
In a friendly game of soccer with many historical ties, Mexico and Spain played to adoring crowds finishing the game in a draw. Javier Hernandez of team Mexico, scored in the 12th minute to put Mexico ahead while David Silva scored for Spain in the second minute of added time. Team Spain had been trailing for almost the entire game. “We had more control than Mexico, but we lacked width and failed to get in deep,” Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque said. “Without much preparation, my players played like they had spent time training when, in truth, some trained for the first time yesterday.”
The game is one of many celebrations being held throughout the world as Mexico celebrates its 200 year anniversary of independence from Spain. Mexico was hoping to bring gain a symbolic victory from its former conqueror. While, Spain was returning to the field exactly one month after their World Cup victory.