Venezuela vs Mexico Highlights

Venezuela vs Mexico Highlights as Rondon’s spot kick was enough to decide the match

Venezuela clinched a 1-0 victory over Mexico advancing to the quarterfinals in an end-to-end game. Despite Mexico’s dominant possession and several scoring opportunities a decisive penalty by Salomón Rondón and a crucial save from Venezuela’s goalkeeper Romo secured the win.

The match was marked by intense physicality and missed chances ended with Venezuela celebrating a memorable triumph.

Venezuela vs Mexico Highlights

1’ – Mexico nearly scores within 20 seconds as Antuna’s cross-shot misses narrowly.

10’ – Chavez forces a save from Romo, with Osorio clearing the rebound.

19’ – Gimenez misses a big chance, allowing an easy save for Romo.

34’ – Rondon hits the post with a powerful shot across the face of goal.

45+1’ – First half ends with Venezuela happy at 0-0.

50’ – Soteldo’s tight-angle shot is saved by Gonzalez.

57’ – Rondon scores a penalty, sending Venezuela 1-0 up.

63’ – Gimenez is taken off as Mexico searches for a goal.

84’ – VAR awards a penalty to Mexico after a handball review.

87’ – Romo saves Pineda’s penalty, maintaining Venezuela’s lead.

90+1’ – Mexico’s point-blank shot is saved by Romo.

90+6’ – Venezuela’s defender makes a huge tackle, securing the win.

Key Stats

  • Historic Victory: Venezuela achieved its first-ever win against Mexico in the CONMEBOL Copa America™, breaking Mexico’s unbeaten streak. Previously, Mexico had won twice (1995 and 1999) and drawn once (2016) against Venezuela in the tournament.
  • Consistent Scoring: Venezuela has continued its trend of scoring in each of its games against CONCACAF rivals in the CONMEBOL Copa America™ (W2 D2 L2). Before this match their recent form includes a 1-0 victory over Jamaica and a 1-1 draw with Mexico in 2016, both matches played in the United States.
  • Back-to-Back Wins: With this victory over Mexico, Venezuela has now secured back-to-back wins in the CONMEBOL Copa America™ for the second time in their history. The first instance was during the 2016 edition, where they defeated Jamaica and Uruguay, both by 1-0.

Player of the Match: Salomón Rondón

Salomón Rondón was the standout player not only scoring the decisive penalty but also posing a constant threat to Mexico’s defense.

His presence and ability to capitalize on key moments were crucial for Venezuela’s victory. Rondón’s leadership and composure under pressure were instrumental in guiding his team to a memorable win.


Venezuela secured a thrilling 1-0 victory over Mexico advancing to the quarterfinals of the Copa America. Despite Mexico’s dominant possession and multiple scoring opportunities Venezuela’s solid defense and a crucial penalty save from Romo kept them ahead.

Rondón’s penalty was enough to seal the win showcasing Venezuela’s resilience and determination. Mexico despite their efforts couldn’t find the net and will need to reflect on missed chances as they eye to qualify for the next round in the tournament.

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