Mexico breaks another 'curse' with Trinidad and Tobago win

El Tri have snapped several marks that were more than a decade old with their strong start to the qualification campaign.

The current Mexico team continues to erase the memory of disappointing World Cup qualification campaigns in the past, with a 1-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago breaking another long streak.

After Friday's 2-0 win over Costa Rica put Mexico atop the Hex for the first time in 12 years, Tuesday's win was the first victory for Mexico in Trinidad and Tobago in13 years.

Mexico fortunate to escape Trinidad with win

"Fortunately we've gotten the points, which is the most important thing," center back Hector Moreno said. "The team has gotten really important results in tough places, because if I'm not wrong it had been (13) years since Mexico hadwon here and they're always tough places because of the field, the ball, the opponents feeling very comfortable here. But at the end of the day, we played a great match, a very smart match, and we take the three points, which is the most important."

While Mexico's start to the Hex is better than the previous two, the most remarkable win away from home still is the 2-1 defeat of the United States on American soil, which was the first win in the U.S. in a World Cup qualifier since 1972.

For Diego Reyes, who headed in the winner Tuesday, coach Juan Carlos Osorio has helped the team find a winning formula.

"I think you have to get used to winning games," he said. "You have to go out with a lot of humility, with your feet on the ground knowing what the goal is because what we're looking for is going to the World Cup.

"It's an excellent group. I feel really comfortable. I'm happy and grateful to come here because it's gone really well for me and,beyond that, it's an honor and pleasure to represent my country. We're great teammates, a great group, a big family and I'm happy to be here."


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