MEXICO CITY, May 13 (Reuters) - Striker Francisco Fonseca scored two first-half goals for Mexico to beat Democratic Republic of Congo 2-1 in a friendly at the Azteca stadium in their last home game before the World Cup.
Fonseca, who took his tally to 19 goals in 28
internationals, opened the scoring in Friday night's game after
heading in a cross from strike partner Jose Antonio Castro in
the third minute.
Castro was a constant threat for Mexico down the right,
although the Simbas had a chance to equalise when Gladys
Bokese's left-foot shot was turned away by goalkeeper Oswaldo
Sanchez in the 19th minute.
Four minutes before halftime, Fonseca was on hand to score
again after another Castro cross was misjudged by goalkeeper
The 75,000 crowd got ready for a flood of goals in the
second half but instead Claude LeRoy's team reduced the deficit
in the 50th minute when Dieu Mbokani broke down the right and
fired past Oswaldo Sanchez.
Mexico, who were without defender Rafael Marquez and
strikers Jared Borgetti and Guillermo Franco, face Iran, Angola
and Portugal in their group at the World Cup.