Mexico are in the semi-finals of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 after earning a 2-1 victory over ten-man Russia in front of a full attendance of 41,585 in Kazan on Saturday evening.
After Nestor Araujo cancelled out Alexander Samedov’s opening goal for the hosts in the first half, Hirving Lozano headed home Mexico’s winner early in the second half to ensure the CONCACAF champions advanced as runners-up behind Group A winners Portugal.
Despite their best efforts, defeat for Russia at the Kazan Arena meant they could not reach the last four at the Tournament of Champions.
The host nation also finished Saturday’s match with ten men after Yury Zhirkov was sent off in the second half. Mexico’s second-placed finish means they will face the winner of Group B in their semi-final in Sochi on Thursday 29 June.