MEXICO CITY, Sporting Alert – Javier Hernandez leads Mexico attack in tonight CONCACAF World Cup semi-final round clash with El Salvador at the Azteca Stadium.
The former Manchester United forward who now features for German side Bayer Leverkusen, has been in good form recently and he will be looking to bring over his club form into the international setup.
Hernandez, who missed the CONCACAF Gold Cup in the summer because of an injury, will be partnered in the attack tonight by Oribe Peralta, who was impressive during that tournament, as Mexico beat Jamaica to lift the crown.
Carlos Vela also features in the attacking line.
A very strong midfield will see Héctor Herrera, Andrés Guardado and Jesus Corona starting, with Luis Fuentes, Hugo Ayala, Miguel Layún and Héctor Moreno starting in the back four.
Moisés Muñoz gets the starting nod in goal, with Guillermo Ochoa on the bench.
Jonathan Dos Santos, Carlos Pena, Israel Jiménez, Javier Aquino and Jorge Torres are all on the bench tonight for Mexico, which start as favourite to win Group A.
Meanwhile, for El Salvador, Rafael Burgos, Juan Peña and Dustin Corea all start for the visitors.
The last time these two sides met in CONCACAF World Cup qualifier, Mexico came away with a 2-0 victory in 2-0 and comes into the head-to-head clash on a five-game winning streak in this series.
Last time El Salvador defeated El Tri was in 2003 when they secured a 2-1 victory in a friendly international game.
Mexico comes into the game full of confidence after picking up a thrilling 3-2 victory over arch-rivals USA to earn a spot in the 2017 Confederations Cup.
Mexico Team: Muñoz, Fuentes, Ayala, Layún, Moreno, Jesus Corona, Herrera, Guardado, Vela Hernandez, Peralta
El Salvador Team: Hernandez, Domínguez, Romero, Pena, Castro, Chavarría, Noln, Mayen, Dustin Corea, Burgos