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For the first 88 minutes of the 2023 Gold Cup between Mexico and Panamá, the score was knotted at zero.
As fans, media and enthusiasts alike were preparing for extra time, Mexico wanted to take it in regulation.
Santiago Giménez received a pass at midfield, made a juke move around the defenders and broke toward the net. He had leverage for a powerful blast but instead opted to use a change-up kick.
The ball trickled into the back of the net and Mexico took home the trophy. While the hysterics in the final minute made for a great ending, Mexico did score a goal earlier that was disallowed, making the victory tally even sweeter.
Following the victory, fans of Mexico celebrated the victory while acknowledging the nervousness brought on by the intense match.
The game saw a sold-out crowd at SoFi Stadium that was bigger than Super Bowl LVI.
Mexico’s win is the ninth Gold Cup in its history, which is more than any other nation in the tournament.