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World Cup: Mexico vs Cameroon Match Review

In the first game of Day 2 of the 2014 World Cup, Barcelona's Lord Song didn't do anything special, and saw his team get outclassed and outplayed by a Mexico team that had to overcome even the referees to win

Clive Rose

Alex Song wasn't enough. The Lord's presence didn't help Cameroon and the Indomitable Lions got caught by Mexico. A 1-0 win for El Trí, but that does not mean the game was close. Dominant from the start, Mexico had the best chances and defended well, allowing very little risk during the match.

The Mexicans didn't have to beat just Cameroon. They also had to overcome the refereeing. The officials waived off two clear goals from Giovanni dos Santos, mistakenly calling offsides that were not even close to existing. In the second half, Mexico finally scored their goal, as Oribe Peralta put El Tri ahead.

The first half was the best portion of the match, with both sides playing their best. Cameroon lost the battle in the midfield, and relied on wing plays to get to the opposing box. Mexico, on the other hand, was better at all aspects, from defense to midfield creation to attacking chances, and they got a lot as Gio dos Santos and Peralta always found spaces to do damage. Cameroon counter-attacked a bit, and former Blaugrana Samuel Eto'o had the team's best opportunities, but couldn't score after all.

Current Blaugrana Song was no factor. His only "highlight" was a hard foul in the second half. Lord Song was then subbed off, and the team actually played a little better without him. Sad thing.

In the end, despite robbed, Mexico won, and they're second in Group A, tied in points with Brazil. They will encounter next Tuesday, as Cameroon battles Croatia.

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