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Hirving 'Chucky' Lozano saves Mexico vs. Peru, doubts remain ahead of World Cup

The Mexico national football team did not generate any danger for 85 minutes, until Hirving "Chucky" Lozano scored the lone goal that gave his side the 1-0 win over Peru at the Rose Bowl on Saturday.

Head coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino looked to clear up doubts regarding his roster ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The international friendly, which was played in front of more than 60,000 spectators, only increased doubts ahead of the World Cup.

In minute 85, Lozano used his left foot to push the ball past the Peruvian goalkeeper.

The goal came off a late corner kick and was the only highlight of a match that Mexican fans hope won't be the norm.

Little to highlight in 85 minutes

Mexico controlled most of the first half, but never created any dangerous chances.

Peruvian goalkeeper Pedro Gallese was just another spectator as Mexican striker Henry Martin barely touched the ball.

Carrillo had one of the most dangerous chances for Peru, sending his header over the side of Guillermo Ochoa's goal.

In the opening minutes of the second half, Edson Alvarez's shot went over the top and was the only piece of quality action until Chucky's goal.

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More doubts for Martino?

Martino has a serious problem on offense, as showcased against Peru.

Forwards Santiago Gimenez and Martin rarely saw the ball, as there is no midfielder to generate offense.

Roberto Alvarado looked good at times, but disappeared in the second half while players such as Uriel Antuna and Orbelin Pineda only played a few minutes.

Despite Lozano saving Mexico in the final minutes of the match, there is much room for improvement on offense ahead of the fast-approaching World Cup.

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