Mexico and Poland tie 1-1

Published Sep. 2, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez scored to earn Mexico a 1-1 draw away to Poland in a friendly on Friday.

Pawel Brozek gave the hosts the lead in the 27th minute after he was set up Adrian Mierzejewski's precise pass from the wing.

Behind 1-0, Mexico did not shy away from attack, as ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez converted Andres Guardado's accurate pass in the 34th minute.

Both teams played conservatively in the second half, reluctant to attack with determination and unwilling to change the scoreboard.

Poland goalkeeper Przemyslaw Tyton earned player of the game honors, as he made a series of excellent saves against Mexican forwards Chicharito, Guardado, and Pablo Barrera.

In preparation for next summer, Poland is co-hosting the UEFA European Football Championship with Ukraine in 2012. The tournament will contain 16 teams and the winner will earn the right to compete in FIFA’s 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil.

Mexico’s next match will be against Chile in Barcelona on Sunday. Poland, meanwhile, will remain in the country and take on Germany on September 6.



Poland: Przemyslaw Tyton, Arkadiusz Glowacki, Marcin Wasilewski, Dariusz Dudka, Jakub Wawrzyniak, Tomasz Jodlowiec (Janus Gol, 90), Ludovic Obraniak, Jakub Blaszczykowski (Patryk Malecki, 46), Adam Matuschyk (Kamil Glik, 71), Adrian Mierzejewski (Maciej Rybus, 66) Pawel Brozek (Sawomir Peszko, 83).

Mexico: Alfredo Talavera, Efraín Juárez (Sergio Pérez, 74), Héctor Moreno, Francisco Javier Rodríguez, Carlos Salcido, Jesús Molina (Israel Castro, 81), Gerardo Torrado, Pablo Barrera, Antonio Naelson (Giovani dos Santos, 65), Andrés Guardado , Javier Hernández (Aldo de Nigris, 46).