Javier Hernandez stars in Mexico's consolation win at Confederations Cup

Jun 24, 2013, 00:15 IST | AFP

Manchester United star Javier Hernandez scored twice but missed a last-minute penalty as Mexico defeated Japan 2-1 on Saturday to leave the Asian side winless at the Confederations Cup.

Hernandez took his tally for the tournament to three as Mexico registered their first victory. The win, however, came in a ‘dead’ game after Brazil and Italy had already made sure of their places in the semi-finals as Group ‘A’ qualifiers.

Hernandez, who had scored his team’s only goal of the competition in the 2-1 loss to Italy, opened the scoring in the 54th minute. He timed a run perfectly to meet a cross from Andres Guardado before heading the ball past Eiji Kawashima in the Japan goal. Twelve minutes later, Hernandez made it 2-0.

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Javier Hernandez during the match against Japan on Saturday. PIC/Getty Images

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