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Raul Jimenez’s Penalty Gives Mexico Win Over Netherlands

Raul Jimenez's Penalty Gives Mexico Win Over Netherlands

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Wolverhampton striker Raul Jimenez converted a penalty to give Mexico a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands on Wednesday in a friendly that marked Frank de Boer’s first match as the Dutch coach.

Jimenez scored from the spot on the hour mark after Nathan Ake had fouled him in an empty Johan Cruyff Arena.

The Netherlands twice came close to equalizing in the 88th minute, but substitute Luuk de Jong headed straight at goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera and Memphis Depay smashed the rebound against the bar from close range.

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