Mexico's first two Confederations Cup games did not go to plan with losses against both Italy and Brazil, but the dead rubber against Japan went a little better.
The clash may have peaked interest of Manchester United fans, for it saw Javier Hernandez go head to head with Shinji Kagawa.
It was the striker who stole the show, turning the game with two headed second half goals to put his side 2-0 up, before Japan pulled one back late on.
It could have been better, he missed a final minute penalty which would have completed his hat-trick and seen him take home the match ball.
He did score a penalty in the loss to Italy, and it continues his excellent scoring record for his country, now up to 37 goals.
Just 25-years-old he is surely odds on to eclipse Mexico's all-time leading goalscorer Jared Borgetti on 46 strikes.
Check out his goals against Japan below...
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