2022 International Friendly
  • Alexis Vega (6' PEN)
  • Gerardo Arteaga (29')
  • Luis Sinisterra (49', 52')
  • Wilmar Barrios (68')

Colombia scores three in second half to beat Mexico 3-2 in World Cup warmup match

Luis Sinisterra scored twice and Wilmar Barrios added another as Colombia fought back from two goals down to beat Mexico 3-2 in a friendly at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California on Tuesday.

Mexico took the lead in the fifth minute when winger Alexis Vega scored a penalty after Luis Diaz brought down Uriel Antuna inside the box and Gerardo Arteaga made it 2-0 after finishing off a team move in the 28th minute.

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Colombia hit back after the break, with Sinisterra heading home in the 48th minute and scoring again three minutes later.

Barrios then completed Colombia's comeback with a brilliant volley in the 67th minute.

The referee paused the match in the 82nd minute because of anti-gay chanting in the crowd.

Mexico are due to play two more friendlies in November before the Nov. 20-Dec. 18 World Cup in Qatar, where they will face Argentina, Saudi Arabia and Poland in Group C.

Colombia failed to qualify for the World Cup.