Mexico and Germany gave the brave 62,284 fans that showed up to Lincoln Financial Field Tuesday night a thrilling match that finished in a 2-2 draw, in what was one of the biggest sporting event nights in Philadelphia Sports Complex history.
When this international friendly was announced, nobody would’ve guessed how chaotic it was going to be down at the Philadelphia Sports Complex with not one, not two, but three games going on, all within two hours of one another.
The Flyers got the night rolling at 6 pm at Wells Fargo Center, then the Phillies started game two of the NLCS at 8:07 & due to Mexico and Germany getting stuck in traffic, the match didn’t begin until 8:18 when it was originally scheduled to kick off at 8 pm.
Besides all the traffic everyone had to deal with from the total 126,579 fans that attended the three sporting events, Mexico & Germany gave their respective fans a show as the German national team got on the board first in the 25th minute off a corner kick that was flicked on at the front post & knocked in at the back off the head of Antonio Rüdiger.
Mexico wouldn’t go down without a fight in front of their passionate fans as Lozano put in a great low cross right to Antuna inside the six-yard box & leveled the match at 1-1, which would be the halftime scoreline.
Mexico wouldn’t waste any time out of the halftime break as they took their only lead of the night in the 47th minute thanks to a great curling ball into the box from Antuna to the diving head of Sanchez that found the side netting past a stunned ter Stegen.
Not to anybody’s surprise Germany and their high-powered offense would go on to find the equalizer just four minutes later after a good cross into the box that Mexican Goalkeeper Memo Ochoa makes a great save on, gets punched out right to German forward Füllkrug, who slotted it home to tie the match at 2-2 where this thrilling match would end.