The Mexico u20s won the Revelations Cup on Tuesday night thanks to another goal and assist from Marcelo Flores.

Marcelo Flores with the Mexico u20s (Photo via Flores on Instagram)
Marcelo Flores with the Mexico u20s (Photo via Flores on Instagram)

Going into the final game of the international break, the Mexico u20s had their Revelations Cup fate in their own hands.

After a draw with Colombia and a win over Brazil, they just needed another win against the USA to win the competition.

Arsenal’s Marcelo Flores got another start, and in the early stages of the match he made it count with his second goal of the tournament.

Picking up the ball a way outside the area, Flores drove at the defence, before cutting onto his right foot and powering a finish across the goalkeeper. It all happened too fast for anyone to react.

The USA fought back into the game, equalising in the 51st minute, but Flores helped his team retake the lead with an assist.

The Arsenal youngster picked up the ball on the left-hand side, crossing for Ali Avila to poke home from close range.

Mexico saw out the 2-1 lead to win the match and the tournament. Brazil won their game later in the day, but it was only enough to leave them on six points, one behind Mexico.

Flores won the Player of the Tournament award for his performances, and that was no surprise.

Flores had also scored a vital goal in the game against Brazil. With 64 minutes on the clock, he powered in a header to make it 2-1.

As well as that, the teenager even earned praise for his performance in the 0-0 with Colombia.

“Marcelo Flores played a good game and participated in areas where we asked him to,” Perez said at the time.

“He showed commitment to his teammates and helped them, the only thing missing was the finish.”

Fortunately for his national team, Flores found his finishing boots for the latter two games, and he ended up directly contributing to three of their four goals at the event.

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