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Soccer-Borgetti's quickfire double lifts Mexico

MONTERREY, Mexico, March 25 (Reuters) - Mexico substitute Jared Borgetti scored twice within five minutes of coming on to lead his side to a 2-1 friendly win over Paraguay on Sunday.

Playing their first match under new coach Gerardo Martino, the visitors replied with an injury-time goal from striker Roque Santa Cruz and had substitute Edison Gimenez sent off after only eight minutes on the field.

Mexico dominated the opening half in their first home game under coach Hugo Sanchez as Francisco Fonseca twice went close to scoring while defender Rafael Marquez forced goalkeeper Justo Villar into a difficult save.

At the other end, Edgar Gonzalez hit the post for Paraguay in the 25th minute.

Mexico continued to control the game in the second half and were rewarded after Borgetti, their all-time leading scorer, came on in the 77th minute.

Borgetti headed in Adolfo Bautista’s cross in the 79th minute later and struck again from close range three minutes later from a corner to take his tally to 40 goals.

Gimenez, who came on in the 76th minute, was sent off in the 84th for striking Francisco Arce in the face before Paraguay bagged a consolation goal when Santa Cruz scored in the second minute of injury-time.

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