Mexico U23s edge Pumas in friendly
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Action from the friendly between the Mexico U-23 national team (white jersey) and Pumas on June 28, 2016, in Mexico City. (Photo: Mexsport)

MEXICO CITY – The Mexico under-23 national team defeated Liga MX side Pumas 2-1 in an 80-minute friendly on Tuesday at the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol’s High Performance Center.

It was U23s second straight win, following on the heels of Saturday’s 4-1 triumph over Club America.

Raul Lopez gave Mexico a 1-0 lead in the first minute and Erick Torres doubled the advantage in the 51st minute. Matias Britos halved the deficit in the second minute of stoppage time for Pumas, which will compete in the 2016/17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League. 

Torres also hit the post in the 26th minute.

Mexico, which is preparing for the 2016 Olympic Games, returns to action on Wednesday against Toluca.