Mexico triumphed with a 2-0 victory against Ghana, thanks to goals from Hirving “Chucky” Lozano of PSV Eindhoven and Uriel Antuna of Cruz Azul. The friendly match took place at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, and exhibited considerable intensity, especially in the first half.
The opening 45 minutes saw a total of 18 fouls, resulting in numerous stop-and-start moments between the two nations. Ghana was compelled to make an early substitution in the 28th minute due to an injury to Celta Vigo defender Joseph Aidoo, who was replaced by Alidu Seidu of Clermont.
Despite a goalless first half, Mexico emerged with greater determination after the break. El Tri pushed forward and earned a free-kick opportunity that paved the way for their opening goal. Luis Chávez swiftly delivered the ball to Lozano, who seized the moment, cutting into the 18-yard box and sending a low shot into Ghana’s net in the 57th minute.
With added impetus from second-half substitutions, Mexico extended their lead. Substitutes Cesar Huerta and Antuna orchestrated a dangerous attacking move, culminating in a through-ball from Huerta that enabled Antuna to secure El Tri’s second goal of the night in the 72nd minute.
Mexico effectively thwarted Ghana’s comeback attempts, preserving the 2-0 scoreline until the final whistle.
Mexico is set to conclude the international break with a friendly match against Germany on Tuesday, while Ghana will face the United States on the same day.