HOUSTON, TX – JUNE 13: Jesus Antonio Molina #23 of Mexico fights for the ball with Christian Santos #19 of Venezuela during the 2016 Copa America Centenario Group match between Mexico and Venezuela at NRG Stadium on June 13, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

WATCH: Daniel Hernandez keeps Mexico off the scoresheet, Tecatito Corona equalizes minutes later

Daniel Hernandez might as well earn Man of the Match honors for his excellent performance against Mexico today.

Venezuela, a team that was facing the mighty Mexico (who was favored to win the group by most experts), scored early to take the wind out of the Mexican sails and held on to a slim 1-0 lead going into the final minutes of the game.

Check out how Hernandez amazingly kept his cool in a crowd of humanity and managed to keep Mexico off the scoresheet not once, but twice to keep la Vinotinto’s chances to win Group C alive.


However, the Venezuelan joy was short lived as less than three minutes later, Jesus “El Tecatito” Corona weaved his way past the Venezuelan backline and powered one that Dani Hernandez couldn’t stop for the equalizer.

Check out this great individual effort by Corona to find his way into the back of the net to give Mexico a draw and the number one spot in Group C.


Corona might as well be Mexico’s hero as his goal is the goal that is avoiding a potential Mexico vs. Argentina matchup, and we all know how Mexico fares against Argentina.

About Josh Espinal

I am a multimedia journalism graduate from the University of Texas at El Paso. Soccer is more than a passion for me, it's basically life. Follow me on twitter at @joshbruv and see me tweet about soccer in almost every language imaginable.