2019 Pan American Games (Men)

Lima, Peru

Argentina, Canada, Chile, Cuba
Mexico, Peru, Trinidad & Tobago, USA

Venue: Complejo Deportivo Andres Avelino Cáceres

The continental champion qualifies to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Mexico v Peru

Pool B

# Info Time Teams Score Status Match Sheet
1 August 2019
5 Pool B 10:00am Mexico MEX - PER Peru 8 - 2 Official    x 2  

Match Report

Mexico opened the scoring in just the third minute of play when Juan Sosa redirected a pass that came across the circle. Mexico controlled the game with their speed but Peru showed how much they have progressed matching Mexico through midfield. Peru had penalty corner chances in the first quarter but shots from Rodrigo Diaz Espinosa and Fernando Lopez were turned away by Jose Hernandez in goal for Mexico.

The teams battled through a scrappy affair in the second quarter as the game got more physical and Peru pushed for an equalizer. It wasn’t until the final minute of the half when Paco Aguilar charged the top of the circle only to be taken down by Peru defender Christopher Knight Arce. The resulting penalty corner allowed Aguilar to double Mexico’s lead heading in to half time. Aguilar beat Felix Mafferetti glove side with a confident drag flick.

Mexico put Peru under immense pressure forcing shot after shot on Mafferetti. In the 33rd minute a fourth rebound attempt fell to Aguilar who squeezed the ball in from a tight angle to lift Mexico 3-0. Peru had a chance to get on the board again in the 38th minute and the flick from Diaz Espinosa was stopped by Hernandez but bounced just past the post. Mexico’s Luis Villegas put in a rebound off another Aguilar penalty corner flick to make it 4-0 before the end of the third quarter.

It wasn’t until the fourth quarter that Peru’s persistence paid off. A penalty corner strike from Diaz Espinosa hit Hernandez in the pads and bounced up. A waiting Johannes Valakivi knocked the ball out of the air and in to the goal for Peru’s first goal of the tournament. Mexico added two more within a one minute span from each of  Alexander Sandoval and Sosa. Peru did not go down without a fight as they earned a penalty corner in the 55th minute. This time, a different routine as the straight shot was faked to allow Fernando Lopez to find the stick of Diaz Espinosa for the perfect redirection into the mesh much to the delight of another packed Peru crowd.

Luis Villegas and Jorge Estrada each added a goal for Mexico to earn the 8-2 victory a midst Peru fans cheering their team through a proud performance.


Team Min # Player Action
Mexico 3 25 SOSA Juan FG
Mexico 30 15 AGUILAR Francisco PC
Mexico 33 15 AGUILAR Francisco FG
Mexico 41 23 VILLEGAS Luis FG
Peru 49 15 VALAKIVI Johannes PC
Mexico 54 10 SANDOVAL Alexander FG
Mexico 54 25 SOSA Juan FG
Peru 55 10 DIAZ ESPINOSA Rodrigo PC
Mexico 57 23 VILLEGAS Luis FG
Mexico 60 26 ESTRADA Jorge FG


Team Min # Player Type
Peru 17 3 VIVES Alberto Green Card
Peru 30 5 KNIGHT ARCE Christopher Yellow Card
Mexico 38 22 HERNÁNDEZ Erik Green Card


UmpiresDIAZ Reinier (CUB)ROMERO Hugo (PAR)
Reserve UmpireKLENK Tyler (CAN)
Technical OfficerREID Oraine (JAM)
JudgesLIPKA Mike (USA)HOGAN Laurie (CAN)


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USA v PER (Pool B) USA v CAN (Pool B)

Final Standings

  1. Argentina
    1. Argentina
  2. Canada
    2. Canada
  3. USA
    3. USA
  4. Chile
    4. Chile
  5. Trinidad & Tobago
  6. Cuba
    6. Cuba
  7. Mexico
    7. Mexico
  8. Peru
    8. Peru

Pool Standings

Team GP W D L GD P
Pool A
Argentina  ARG 3 3 0 0 19 9
Chile  CHI 3 2 0 1 2 6
Cuba  CUB 3 1 0 2 -12 3
Trinidad & Tobago  TTO 3 0 0 3 -9 0
Team GP W D L GD P
Pool B
Canada  CAN 3 3 0 0 21 9
USA  USA 3 2 0 1 16 6
Mexico  MEX 3 1 0 2 -2 3
Peru  PER 3 0 0 3 -35 0