Herrera saw Mexico seal a 3-1 win over Uruguay in their Copa America Centenario opener in the early hours of Monday.

Mexico captain Marquez smashed home a loose ball in the area after both sides had been reduced to 10 men at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, before Herrera capped off the result in stoppage time.

An own goal from Alvaro Pereira gave Mexico an early lead, before a second yellow card for Fiorentina midfielder Matias Vecino saw Uruguay go a man down on the stroke of half-time.

However, Mexico also saw red when Andres Guardado received his second yellow, and Uruguay skipper Diego Godin found an equaliser from the resulting free-kick to bring it back to 1-1.

But it was Mexico counterpart Marquez who stole the show, putting the side ahead in the 85th minute with an unstoppable strike, before Herrera headed in a late goal to seal the win.

The 3-1 result meant Mexico’s clean sheet streak under coach Juan Carlos Osorio came to an end, but it still saw them extend their unbeaten run to 20 games – which includes 10 straight wins.

Earlier in the first Group C game of the Copa America Centenario, a Josef Martinez strike handed Venezuela a 1-0 slim win against a physical Jamaican side who finished the contest with 10 men at the Soldier Field, Chicago.

Josef Martinez proved the difference as Venezuela’s Copa America Centenario got off to the best possible start with a 1-0 win over 10-man Jamaica at Soldier Field in Chicago.

A first-half red card for Jamaican midfielder Rodolph Austin made life hard for the Jamaicans after going 1-0 down to Martinez’s 15th minute strike.

Venezuela coach Rafael Dudamel had most of his European stars on hand as Salomon Rondon started up front, with Torino’s Martinez in behind, Genoa’s Tomas Rincon manning midfield and Malaga’s Robert Rosales in defence.

After some lovely one-touch passing, Alejandro Guerra eventually crafted an opportunity for Martinez who finished his one-on-one chance with a classy strike, slotting the ball through Blake’s legs after 15 just minutes into the game.