That's more like it. Westpac Stadium comes together for the Kiwi anthem and it's a booming rendition. Rory Fallon is giving it heaps. First blood to the Kiwis 8/10.
Plenty of white in the crowd, should be a decent spectacle. Here we goooo
All the formalities are out of the way and we are very nearly ready to go.
Bill Tuiloma wearing No 6, taking over for that Nelsen bloke. He wasn't the worst
And we are underway. Mexico have kicked off and launch a quick attack.
Perhaps early signs of their mindset. They didn't look to knock the ball about the backline like they did last leg, they went straight for goal.
The crowd are living every second of this. Huge boos when Mexico have the ball and a roar of excitement when the All Whites go forward.
The ball breaks kindly for Brockie who runs at the Mexican defence but he gets tackled before he can get his shot away.
Welcome to your starting debut Bill, he copped a huge elbow there from Luis Montes. Skipper Tommy Smith rushed the ref to look out for his new left back
Early yellow card for Mexico. Montes picks up a booking for a late challenge on Tuiloma.
Chris James on free kicks tonight. Gone from a sub last game to a very key man this evening
James delivers a dangerous cross into the box but Tommy Smith is offside. Encouraging start after three minutes.
Tuiloma is in to this game, big long throw in from him there. Bit of mail I have from the All Whites camp is the senior players are raving about this kid..
Mexico earn a freekick but Jimenez dribbles the ball out of play high up the field.
The All Whites are looking settled nice and early here. They are trying to pass through midfield instead of hoofing it forward like they did last week. Barbarouses and Brockie have already had some nice runs into the Mexican box.
Rojas receives the ball in midfield but is quickly dispossessed. He will be the key man for NZ tonight going forward but needs to do better.
Storm Roux forces a corner for the All Whites. Or does he? The ref over rules the linesman. Goalkick.
Plenty of feeling here. All Whites are a COMPLETELY different side to last week. Confident, composed and up for it. Remains to be seen whether that intent will turn in to goals though
Seven minutes gone and still no score. But Mexico have earned a corner.
Dangerous bicycle kick attempted by a Mexican attacker and a foul is called. Durante just evaded a swift kick in the head there.
Tommy Smith does well to win the ball at the back and comes striding forward but just over runs the ball.
McGlinchey has already had more touches than he did at the Azteca.
Ten minutes gone now and Mexico are trying to slow things down.
Great save from Glen Moss. Cena tries his luck from 30 yards and Moss parries the ball out for a corner.
Rojas shows some incredible skill to break past two Mexican defenders. He very nearly goes all the way but has the ball taken from his toe at the last second. Encouraging signs again.
Three-four times NZ have been 20-25 yards out on goal and they haven't looked up and shot. They would be speculators but I'd like to see a few All Whites players have a pop and test the goalkeeper
Durante is caught in possession. A few All Whites have been caught out early on with the speed of the Mexican defence.