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Venezuela Defeats Mexico 1-0 in Copa América Group B Clash, Advance to Knockout Stage

In a tightly contested match at SoFi Stadium, Venezuela emerged victorious over Mexico with a 1-0 win in their Copa América Group B encounter. The decisive moment came in the 57th minute when J. Rondón converted a penalty, giving Venezuela the crucial lead.

Despite Mexico's dominance in possession, holding 62% compared to Venezuela's 38%, they were unable to capitalize on their opportunities. Mexico outshot Venezuela 18 to 10 and had five shots on target against Venezuela's two. However, the Mexican team struggled with their finishing and could not break through Venezuela's defense.

Venezuela's disciplined performance was highlighted by their seven fouls and two yellow cards, compared to Mexico's 12 fouls and two yellow cards. Both teams maintained discipline, avoiding any red cards throughout the match.

In terms of passing, Mexico demonstrated higher accuracy with 80% completion from 491 passes, while Venezuela completed 72% of their 323 passes. Despite these statistics, Venezuela's resilience and strategic play allowed them to secure the win.

This result shakes up Group B, with Venezuela gaining valuable points and progressing to the knockout stage of the tournament. Mexico will need to reassess their strategy and capitalize on their possession in their last Group match so as to progress to the knockout stage.

Here is Group B Standings after two Group Games:

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