Repechaje Mundialista: México 5-1 Nueva Zelanda

Juan Manuel Terán | MEDIOTIEMPO

La samba comienza a escucharse en México, pero no pudo desatar la fiesta. Un error defensivo en los últimos minutos del partido, que dejó 5-1 el marcador, provocó que el Tri aún deba guardar la mesura y encarar con seriedad la vuelta aunque la ventaja de cuatro goles que cosechó parece definitiva.

La presión y aquel equipo que en casa siempre terminaba por caerse hoy no apareció, Miguel Herrera supo sacar adelante su primer examen y con creces, aunque aún resta finiquitar la obra que bien pudo haber quedado liquidad en 90 minutos.

México fue amo y señor de la pelota. Nueva Zelanda no quería saber nada del esférico al grado que su único delantero, Christian Wood, era el hombre más adelantado y no estuvo más de tres ocasiones adelante del ecuador del terreno de juego.

En una tarde memorable de la Selección, donde reapareció el buen futbol y los goles, Paul Aguilar (31´), Raúl Jiménez (40'),  Rafael Márquez (84') y en dos ocasiones Oribe Peralta (47' y 80'), quien se volvió a mandar un juegazo, regresaron la tranquilidad a directivos, patrocinadores, futbolistas y al pueblo mexicano.

Con este resultado el Tri del Miguel Herrera viajará a Wellington para jugar  el partido de vuelta en la madrugada del próximo miércoles.









CORRECTS NAME OF PLAYER - Mexico's Paul Aguilar, left, celebrates his goal during a 2014 World Cup playoff first round match against New Zealand in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

CORRECTS NAME OF PLAYER - Mexico's Paul Aguilar, left, celebrates his goal during a 2014 World Cup playoff first round match against New Zealand in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

CORRECTS NAME OF PLAYER AND POSITION - Mexico's Paul Aguilar, second from left, celebrates after scoring during a 2014 World Cup playoff first round match against New Zealand in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

CORRECTS NAME OF PLAYER AND POSITION - Mexico's Paul Aguilar, second from left, celebrates after scoring during a 2014 World Cup playoff first round match against New Zealand in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Mexico's Paul Aguilar, left, celebrates with teammate Carlos Pena after scoring against New Zealand at a 2014 World Cup playoff first round soccer match in Mexico City, Mexico, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

Mexico's Paul Aguilar, left, celebrates with teammate Carlos Pena after scoring against New Zealand at a 2014 World Cup playoff first round soccer match in Mexico City, Mexico, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

Mexico's Paul Aguilar reacts after his goal was annulled during a 2014 World Cup playoff first round soccer match against New Zealand in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Aguilar later scored again

Mexico's Paul Aguilar reacts after his goal was annulled during a 2014 World Cup playoff first round soccer match against New Zealand in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Aguilar later scored again. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

Mexico's goalkeeper Moises Alberto Munoz grabs the ball under pressure from New Zealand's Jeremy Brockie, right, during a 2014 World Cup playoff first round soccer match in Mexico City, Mexico, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. At center is Mexico's Miguel Layun

Mexico's goalkeeper Moises Alberto Munoz grabs the ball under pressure from New Zealand's Jeremy Brockie, right, during a 2014 World Cup playoff first round soccer match in Mexico City, Mexico, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. At center is Mexico's Miguel Layun. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

Mexico's Raul Jimenez, left, fights for the ball with New Zealand's Tommy Smith during a 2014 World Cup playoff first round soccer match in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

Mexico's Raul Jimenez, left, fights for the ball with New Zealand's Tommy Smith during a 2014 World Cup playoff first round soccer match in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Mexico's Paul Aguilar celebrates his goal during their 2014 World Cup qualifying playoff first leg soccer match against New Zealand at Azteca stadium in Mexico City y

Mexico's Paul Aguilar (3rd R) celebrates his goal during their 2014 World Cup qualifying playoff first leg soccer match against New Zealand at Azteca stadium in Mexico City November 13, 2013. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

New Zealand goalkeeper Glenn Moss dives for the ball as Mexico scores its 4th goal during a 2014 World Cup playoff first round match in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

New Zealand goalkeeper Glenn Moss dives for the ball as Mexico scores its 4th goal during a 2014 World Cup playoff first round match in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

El jugador de México, Raúl Jiménez, izquierda, festeja un gol contra Nueva Zelanda en un partido por el repechaje mundialista el miércoles, 13 de noviembre de 2013, en Ciudad de México. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)