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Carlos Vela shines in Mexico’s friendly vs. Scotland

LAFC’s star man set up a Gio dos Santos goal in win.

Mexico v Scotland - International Friendly Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images

Carlos Vela has been away from Los Angeles Football Club for the past week, but that has not stopped him from putting up some good performances for Mexico on International Duty tuning up for the World Cup.

On Saturday, Vela started for Mexico in their friendly against Scotland, a 1-0 win that was not nearly as close as the score reflected.

Vela played just over an hour, making way for Javier Aquino in the 63rd minute. But it only took 13 minutes for Vela to make an impact, providing a pass to Giovani dos Santos inside the box in a give-and-go play off a cross, which Dos Santos slotted home.

The assist and the goal were the only ones of the game, but Mexico dominated pretty much the whole game. Mexico had a whopping 32 shots in the game, ten of which were on target. Scotland, meanwhile, had four shots, two on target. Mexico had a solid 64 percent possession, and five corners.

Mexico has one more friendly before heading to Russia for the World Cup, against Denmark on June 9th. Mexico then opens their World Cup campaign against Defending Champions Germany in Group F on June 17th.