Mexico dominant yet drab in 0-0 draw with Wales

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Mexico dominated Wales on the stat sheet, racking up nearly 70% possession and 22 shots (9 on target) to just two for Wales. But the eye test told a different story.

El Tri was quite poor up front in the first half, creating little and finishing even less, and it carried over for much of the second half as they drew a Gareth Bale-less Wales in Pasadena, California on Monday.

Mexico started a mediocre starting lineup that did feature Chicharito, but brought on other veterans as the game went on, including both Dos Santos brothers, with Jonathan coming on at the half-hour mark and Gio entering the pitch with 20 minutes to go. Carlos Salcedo entered at halftime, while Oribe Peralta relieved Chicharito at the 59-minute mark.

As the game wound down, Mexico ramped up the pressure, but they were unable to put any truly quality chances on net.

The match is simply meant to be a warmup, but the performance was less than inspiring with Mexico to play in a group against Germany, Sweden, and South Korea.