Summary

  • Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez is now just one goal away from equalling Mexico's all-time record of 46.
  • Mexico qualify for the Copa America quarter-finals after beating Jamaica 2-0.
  • Chicharito's girlfriend Lucia Villalon Puras is blogging exclusively for bundesliga.com during the Copa America.

Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez moved to within one goal of equalling Mexico's all-time scoring record of 46 when he netted the opener in El Tri's 2-0 victory over Jamaica at the Rose Bowl stadium in Los Angeles.

Mexico 2–0 Jamaica

Goals: 1-0 Hernandez (18'), 2-0 Peralta (81')

After Uruguay's loss earlier in the day, Mexico knew that victory here would ensure them safe passage from Group C into the Copa America Centenario knockout rounds. They started brightly and soon got the goal their pressure deserved when Chicharito found a pocket of space inside the box to guide a superb header into the bottom corner.

Chicharito's girlfriend, Lucia Villalon Puras, is blogging exclusively for bundesliga.com at the Copa America. Watch the video below for a sample and click here for more!

Jamaica were not without chances of their own, however, and Mexico had goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa to thank for preserving their lead. Chicharito went within a whisker of adding his second of the evening from close range but just failed to connect with a cross from the right. The Bayer 04 Leverkusen forward was substituted off to a huge standing ovation in the 78th minute, just moments before his replacement, Oribe Peralta, scored Mexico's second to seal their place in the last eight.

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Line-ups

Mexico: Ochoa - Araujo, Marquez, Moreno, Corona – Layun, Herrera – Duenas (Molina 72') – Corona (Lozano 63'), Jimenez, Chicharito

Coach: Juan Carlos Osorio

Jamaica: Blake –  Morgan, Watson, Taylor, Mariappa – Hector, McAnuff (Binns 62'), Williamson (Orgill 77'), McCleary – Donaldson, Barnes

Coach: Winfried Schäfer