Highlights: Mexico Demolishes Cuba In The Gold Cup

Mexico beat Cuba 6-0 in their Gold Cup opener, taking an astounding 44 shots.

It's actually sort of a slight on Mexico that they didn't beat Cuba by more last night.

El Tri had 44 shots on the night, but only sic of those went in. 

Oribe Peralta had a hat trick for Mexico, with Carlos Vela, Andres Guardado and Giovani dos Santos also scoring.

Cuba was down to 16 players after six players (plus the manager) were held up in Cuba and one defected after arriving in the United States. 

This should give El Tri confidence in the rest of the group stage. And Cuba? Well, their biggest victory of the tournament will be if no more of their players defect.

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