Guardado’s history-making night leads Mexico past Canada
Andres Guardado is congratulated by his teammates after scoring one of the two goals in Mexico's win over Canada in a Group A game of the Concacaf Gold Cup on June 19, 2019, at the Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Denver, Colorado.

DENVER, Colorado – It was a history-making night for Andres Guardado, who scored a brace to lead Mexico past Canada 3-1 in 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup Group A action on Wednesday night at Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Denver, Colorado.

Guardado’s two goals brings his all-time Gold Cup total to 12, which ties the mark set previously by Zague for most Gold Cup goals scored by a Mexican player.

It took until the 40’ for El Tricolor to break through, as a blocked shot fell right into the path of Roberto Alvarado, who fired in for a 1-0 lead.

Canada looked to respond and came close through an Alphonso Davies shot that sailed just wide. Back came Mexico the other way and Guardado doubled the lead to 2-0 in the 54’ with a strong left-footed shot.

Canada was not about to throw in the towel, though, and the Mexico lead was cut to 2-1 in the 75’ when Jonathan David stripped a Mexico defender and fed Lucas Cavallini, who calmly scored.

But the night belonged to Guardado, who notched his 12th Gold Cup goal by banking in a shot off the post in the 77’ to complete the 3-1 scoreline.

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Mexico vs Canada
Mexico vs Canada | June 19, 2019
Mexico vs Canada
Mexico vs Canada | June 19, 2019
Mexico vs Canada | June 19, 2019
Mexico vs Canada | June 19, 2019
Mexico vs Canada
Mexico vs Canada | June 19, 2019
Mexico vs Canada
Mexico vs Canada | June 19, 2019
Mexico vs Canada
Mexico vs Canada | June 19, 2019
Mexico vs Canada
Mexico vs Canada | June 19, 2019
Mexico vs Canada
Mexico vs Canada | June 19, 2019
Mexico vs Canada
Mexico vs Canada | June 19, 2019
Mexico vs Canada
Mexico vs Canada | June 19, 2019