Copa America: Chicharito shoots Mexico into Q/finals

Javier Hernandez moves the ball against Jose Gimenez

Javier Hernandez moves the ball against Jose Gimenez

Bayern Leverkusen forward Javier ‘Chicharito’ ┬áHernandez helped Mexico book a spot in the quarter-finals of the ongoing Copa America Centenario following a comprehensive 2-0 victory over Wes Morgan’s Jamaica in Pasadena, USA.

Chicharito continued his fine form for country as he scored his 45th international goal in what looked like a rematch of the CONCACAF Gold Cup final.

The former Manchester United forward opened the scoring within 20-minute mark to move within one goal of the nation’s all-time leading record and Oribe Peralta came off the bench to secure back-to-back wins for in-form Mexico in front of 83,263 fans at Rose Bowl.

The win extended Mexico’s winning streak to 11 matches, while Juan Carlos Osorio’s men are unbeaten in 21 games, dating back to last year’s Copa America.

Mexico have now reached the quarter-finals of the competition after they beat Uruguay 3-1 in their first match.

However, it was a huge pain for former Champions Uruguay as they were eliminated from the tournament courtesy their shock 1-0 loss to Venezuela – West Brom striker Solomon Rondon got the winner.