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Mexico vs Honduras live score, updates, highlights as Luis Chavez scores in Nations League second leg

Mexico vs Honduras live score, updates, highlights as Luis Chavez scores in Nations League second leg


Mexico are staring down the barrel of disaster as they host Honduras in the second leg of their CONCACAF Nations League quarterfinal matchup on Tuesday.

A woeful 2-0 first-leg defeat on the road last Friday has put El Tri in a precarious position, needing to turn around the aggregate scoreline in order to secure automatic qualification to next summer’s Copa America in the United States.

Should Mexico falter in this match at home and fail to advance to the Nations League semifinal, not only would they be eliminated from a main continental competition far earlier than expected, but they would be forced to navigate a one-game playoff in March to reach the Copa America.

Failing to reach the Copa America would set off alarm bells across the El Tri fanbase and media, and would be exceedingly harmful in the run-up to the 2026 World Cup. With Mexico exempt from CONCACAF qualifying as they will joint host the 2026 tournament, the Copa America would provide valuable competitive action against top-class teams, and missing out would be a brutal blow to the proud North American footballing nation.

The Sporting News is following the Mexico versus Honduras match live, providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

Mexico vs Honduras live score

  Score (2H) Aggregate Goal scorers
Mexico 1 1 L. Chavez (42′)
Honduras 0 2

Kickoff: 8:30 p.m. local (9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT)
Location: Estadio Azteca (Mexico City, Mexico)
Referee: Ivan Barton (SLV)

Starting lineups:

Mexico (4-2-3-1, right to left): 12. Malagon (GK) — 19. J. Sanchez, 3. Montes, 5. J. Vazquez, 23. Gallardo — 4. E. Alvarez, 18. Chavez — 15. Antuna, 14. E. Sanchez, 22. H. Lozano — 20. Martin.

Honduras (4-2-3-1, right to left): 1. Menjivar (GK) — 14. Najar, 2. Maldonado, 4. Vega (Santos, 46′), 8. Rosales — 20. Flores, 23. J. Alvarez — 11. Rivas (Elis, 46′), 16. E. Rodriguez, 17. Palma — 9. A. Lozano.

Mexico vs Honduras live updates, highlights, commentary

Mexico vs Honduras: Second Half

51st min: Luis Chavez is booked for catching Edwin Rodriguez with a scissor tackle. He pulled out of the challenge, but it was still late.

49th min: Mexico have begun pummeling the Honduras penalty area with crosses from deep, but the visitors have so far held firm under early pressure to star the second half.

Kickoff: We’re back under way for the second half at Estadio Azteca! Mexico need another goal to draw level on aggregate, while a goal from Honduras would be devastating to El Tri as it would give the visitors the away goals tiebreaker.

Honduras make two changes, as Alberth Elis enters for Rigoberto Rivas, while Raul Santos comes on to replace Luis Vega.

HALFTIME: Mexico 1-0 Honduras

Honduras started the match well, finding moments to trouble Mexico on the counter, but eventually they succumbed to waves and waves of pressure and conceded the opener shortly before halftime.

The job is far from done for either side. Honduras remain in the lead but are under heavy pressure, while Mexico have not yet completed the comeback. A very entertaining 45 minutes are yet to come!

Mexico vs Honduras: First Half

45+6 min: Anthony Lopez is shown a yellow card for dragging back a Mexico player who was breaking in transition.

45+4 min: With six minutes of stoppage time shown, Chucky Lozano wastes a good move forward by blasting a shot from extremely deep nowhere close to the goal.

42nd min: GOAL! MEXICO! There’s the first of the two Mexico need! Joseph Rosales is booked for a very late and dangerous tackle on Uriel Antuna, and now Mexico will have a free kick from about 25 or 27 yards out.

Luis Chavez stands over it and rips a low looping shot that fools the goalkeeper and tucks inside the near post. El Tri have a lifeline!

36th min: Honduran goalkeeper Edrick Menjivar is down on the end line in a ton of pain. That initially draws boos from the crowd who are led to believe he’s wasting time, but as he slams the turf in anger, it’s clear there’s something wrong. He seems to have done something to his hamstring or knee.

30th min: Honduras have done well to pick their spots, and they charge forward yet again, but the cross from the right evades the streaking attacker. They recycle it from the left side, but Luis Malagon does well to dive and punch it clear.

23rd min: Chance, Honduras! Luis Malagon is forced into a diving save on a vicious effort from distance by Jorge Alvarez! He produced a heat-seeker that was destined for the lower right-hand corner, but Malagon made the stop as he plays in place of the injured Guillermo Ochoa!

11th min: Edson Alvarez picks up a really silly yellow card for some extra curricular activity off the ball, pushing Edwin Rodriguez. He will have to be careful the rest of the match.

8th min: Uriel Antuna latches onto a long ball from Hirving Lozano, but can’t direct it on goal! A good chance from deep but they can’t put it on frame.

It’s been all El Tri so far in the opening minutes, as you’d expect to be the case for most of the match. They haven’t managed to create much other than the early chance, though.

2nd min: Chance, Mexico! The ball falls to Hirving Lozano at the near post but it bounces awkwardly and he can’t put it on frame! A shot is deflected right into his lap as he makes a vertical run, and it clangs off the post and back into his chest, which he wasn’t expecting. It goes off the PSV man and out for a goal kick.

Kickoff: This match is under way! Mexico has 90 minutes to salvage its CONCACAF Nations League lives and qualify for the Copa America!

Mexico vs Honduras: Pre-match commentary, analysis, stats, and more

30 mins to kickoff: The defeat in Honduras has caused a stir in the Mexican media. It felt as if the recently friendlies against Germany and Ghana signaled a turning point that the struggles of the last year or two were beginning to turn around, but now there’s speculation by some that that friendly result may have adversely affected the El Tri squad.

Jorge Pietrasanta of ESPN said that he believes the team was “overconfident” going into the first leg against Honduras, and that Mexico “fell victim to their pride.”

45 mins to kickoff: With Mexico being humbled in Tegucigalpa last week, the Honduran fans took the chance to rub salt in the wound after the match by singing a staple song of the El Tri fans, “Cielito Lindo” which translates to “Pretty Little Sky.”

The main lyrics go, “sing and don’t cry, because singing, the hearts get happy, pretty little sky.” Cheeky from the Honduran fans, but will they come to regret that early banter at full-time tonight?

1 hour to kickoff: The Mexico lineup is in, and there are some surprises for sure. Santiago Gimenez is, for some reason, benched in favor of Henry Martin up front, despite the youngster’s exceptional form at the club level. They will play a 4-2-3-1 with Martin up top and Erick Sanchez at the No. 10.

1 hour 15 mins: Once one of the biggest stars in recent Mexican football history, Hirving Lozano has lost his way. At 28 years old, El Chucky’s career has stalled for both club and country.

He fell out of favor at Napoli and had to move to PSV, where, outside of a hat-trick against floundering giants Ajax, he has just two goals and two assists in 11 matches, including zero goal contributions in four Champions League games. For Mexico, he has just three goals since the start of 2022, with just one of those coming in competitive action. He finished the last World Cup qualifying cycle with an eight-match scoreless streak and then put up a goose egg at the 2022 World Cup.

He’s reportedly on a collision course with a move to MLS, which would signal a potential end to his European career much quicker than many expected, although the claim of LA Galaxy interest has been disputed.

2 hours to kickoff: In one of their most important matches since the early 2022 World Cup exit, El Tri will be without their heart and soul, goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa. “Memo” was forced off the pitch in the 22nd minute of the first leg, replaced by Club America goalkeeper Luis Malagon.

With uncapped Julio Gonzalez of Pumas called up in his place, the remaining available goalkeepers have a combined four total caps to their name, with three of those belonging to Malagon. It seems likely that Malagon will start today, but whoever gets the nod, the absence of legendary Ochoa is a massive loss for El Tri.

His leadership has been relegated to the social media world, where he posted, “In our house, with our fans, we will turn it around!!! Together until the last minute!!!”

Mexico vs Honduras lineups, team news

Mexico suffered an injury blow in the first leg, with veteran goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa forced to withdraw from the squad with a leg injury. He was replaced by uncapped Pumas goalkeeper Julio Gonzalez, leaving the options in net for El Tri extremely thin.

It remains to be seen whether Jaime Lozano will ring the changes from the disappointing defeat in Honduras, or if he will stick to his starters and trust them to turn it around.

One player who could be at risk of being dropped is Orbelin Pineda, who started in the first leg but was hauled off at halftime in favor of Uriel Antuna. It felt unlikely that in-form 22-year-old striker Santiago Gimenez, who has 15 goals in 15 games for Feyenoord this season, would come out, but he’s indeed dropped for Henry Martin up top.

Mexico starting lineup (4-3-3): Malagon (GK) — J. Sanchez, Montes, J. Vazquez, Gallardo — E. Alvarez, Chavez — Antuna, E. Sanchez, H. Lozano — Martin.

Mexico subs (12): J.A. Rodriguez (GK), J. Gonzalez (GK), Araujo, Angulo, Romo, Pineda, Huerta, Cordova, Quinonez, Alvarado, Jimenez, Gimenez.

It’s hard to imagine Honduras head coach Reinaldo Rueda changing much from their triumph on Friday at home. Standout players from that match include midfield duo Jorge Alvarez and Deybi Flores, with the latter winning all six of his tackles defensively, clogging up the middle of the field.

Bookings to Rigoberto RivasJoseph Rosales, and goal scorer Anthony Lozano in the first leg mean they are at risk of picking up an accumulation suspension with another caution at any point through the rest of the Nations League.

Honduras starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Menjivar (GK) — Najar, Maldonado, Vega, Rosales — Flores, J. Alvarez — Rivas, E. Rodriguez, Palma — A. Lozano.

Honduras subs (12): Licona (GK), Facusse (GK), Santos, Rivas, Nunez, Garcia, Pinto, Pineda, Lopez, Acosta, Rochez, Elis.

How to watch Mexico vs Honduras

  • Date: Tuesday, November 21
  • Time: 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT
  • USA Streaming (English): Paramount+
  • USA TV/Streaming (Spanish): UniMas, TUDN; Fubo USA, TUDN app, Univision NOW
  • Canada TV/Streaming: OneSoccer; Fubo Canada.

English language broadcasts of the entire CONCACAF Nations League, with the exception of USMNT matches, can be found in the United States exclusively on CBS streaming service Paramount+.

A Spanish language broadcast is available in the United States via UniMas and TUDN, both of which can be streamed on Fubo.

In Canada, the match can be found on OneSoccer, which is available to stream on Fubo.

Mexico vs Honduras betting odds, lines

Draw Honduras
Both teams
to score Y / N
Over / Under
3 goals
-650 +600 +1100 +160 / -235 -110 / -135 -120 -120


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