- Raúl Jiménez (69' Pen)
- César Huerta (83')
- Harry Souttar (16')
- Martin Boyle (63' Pen)
Australia took the lead in the friendly match through a goal from defender Harry Souttar in the 16th minute. Following a cross from Martin Boyle off a corner kick, Souttar headed the ball past opposing goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.
Despite lacking a strong majority of possession, the Socceroos did well to defend in the first 45 minutes and had few issues with maintaining their 1-0 advantage by the half-time whistle.
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Following the break, Mexico were then given a lifeline through a penalty after Keanu Baccus deflected a shot from El Tri's Luis Romo with his hand in the 18-yard box. With a chance to equalize, forward Santiago Giménez stepped up but failed to score, firing his shot into the woodwork.
Moments later, Australia were given a penalty of their own after Riley McGree was fouled by Romo in Mexico's box. Boyle slotted the ball into the net during the 63rd minute, raising the scoreline to 2-0 in the Socceroos' favor.
Mexico then gained another opportunity from the spot after Australia's Cameron Burgess -- another debutant -- knocked over Uriel Antuna in the box. Recently stepping onto the pitch as a substitute, Fulham forward Raúl Jiménez made no mistake with his spot-kick, bringing Australia's lead down to 2-1.
Energized by additional tactical changes made by manager Jaime "Jimmy" Lozano, Mexico continued to increase their attacking pressure, eventually finding the net once again in the 83rd minute off a goal from substitute Huerta in his first match with the national team.
Galvanized by the goal, El Tri pressured Australia in the dying minutes, but were held to a 2-2 scoreline by the time the final whistle was blown.
"It's a dream debut, I'm very happy," Huerta told TUDN after the match. "I want to dedicate this to all of my family and all the people that never stopped supporting [me]."
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