Mexico storms back to top Venezuela in Gold Cup tune-up
Mexico┬┤s Carlos Rodriguez # 8 in action against Darwin Machis of Venezuela in an international friendly match on June 5, 2019, at the Mercedes-Benz stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

ATLANTA, Georgia Mexico stormed back from an early 1-0 deficit to top Venezuela 3-1 in an international friendly on Wednesday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Vinotinto took an early lead in the 18’ through Jhon Murillo’s long-range effort, but it was just the thing that woke up the El Tricolor attack.

Mexico then countered with a goal of its own in the 32’ when the Venezuelan defense failed to clear a loose ball and Roberto Alvarado pounced to make it 1-1.

The momentum was with Mexico and Rodolfo Pizarro gave Mexico its first lead in the 54’ by hammering home Jesus Gallardo’s cross for a 2-1 advantage.

Captain Andres Guardado then capped the night with a stinging left-footed shot in the 75’ to round out the 3-1 scoreline.

Mexico will return to action on Sunday in its final Gold Cup preparation match versus Ecuador.