Mexico City – Mexico's America soccer club and the Paraguayan national team played to a 0-0 tie in a match honoring the past top scorer for both squads, Salvador Cabañas, who made an emotional return to Aztec stadium 18 months after he was shot in the head.
Cabañas played for one-third of the contest.
He lined up with America for nine minutes and spent the rest of the time in the Paraguay jersey.
Mindful of Cabañas' condition, both sides were pretty subdued. While the man of the hour did get a couple of scoring opportunities, he sent the ball sailing over the net on both occasions.
Cabañas underwent emergency surgery after the Jan. 25, 2010, shooting at a Mexico City bar, but doctors deemed it too dangerous to remove the bullet, which remains inside his skull.
The person Cabañas identified as his assailant, Jose Jorge Balderas, alias "JJ," is currently behind bars awaiting trial.