Eduardo Herrera scored twice for Mexico, as El Tri held off Central American rival Guatemala on Saturday in an international friendly at the quaint Estadio Victor Manuel Reyna in Chiapas, 3-0. The match is considered a tune up for Copa America 2015, which begins on June.
In the 31st minute, Herrera delivered a right-footed shot after a sliding pass from Gerardo Flores. Herrera would slot the shot home with goalkeeper Ricardo Jerez off his line contesting Flores' attempt. The Pumas forward would strike again in the 64th minute when he accepted a long through ball from Hugo Ayala and escaped past Dennis Lopez on the right side to complete the brace.
Young winger Jesus Manuel Corona would add a third goal in the 75th minute. Raul Jimenez delivered a well-placed cross for Corona, who made easy work of it with a right-footed shot past a helpless Jerez.
This was a makeshift squad for Mexico with important matches looming. El Tri were without such notable stars as Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, Giovani dos Santos, Jonathan dos Santos, Hector Moreno and Andres Guardado.
Up next for Mexico is a June 2 date with Peru at Estadio Nacional de Lima. They begin Copa America group play on June 12.