Mexican coach Manuel Lapuente admitted his side needed some fine tuning after they failed to score against a Hong Kong League XI on Tuesday - but he stressed they should be ready for the Egyptians in tomorrow's Carlsberg Cup final. Mexico, with eight players who competed in last year's World Cup finals in France, overcame Hong Kong after a penalty shootout, 4-3, to earn the right to take on Egypt for the title. The Mexicans hit the woodwork five times during the game, with striker Luis Hernandez cutting a dangerous figure up front. 'We are in the middle of rebuilding our squad after last year's World Cup. The squad are only now beginning to find their co-ordination. We can only get better and I think having a tough opening match against Hong Kong has put us in good stead for our match against Egypt,' said Lapuente. 'It was a good game against Hong Kong. 'We failed to score a goal despite having several good chances. 'We could have scored but we didn't. The ball never went in. 'Credit must go to Hong Kong,' he added. Mexico's Cuauhtemoc Blanco had his spot kick saved by Hong Kong 'keeper Victor Derbounov but Hernandez, Pavel Pardo, Sergio Almaguer and Pavlo Cesar Chavez made no mistake with their efforts. Hong Kong's Gary McKeown missed his target and when Wu Qunli completely missed with his spot kick, the Mexicans were on the way to the final. Chavez's final spot kick sealed victory for the Mexicans. Hong Kong coach Chan Hung-ping defended the decision to allow Wu to take part in the penalty ritual - even though the former Chinese international had hardly touched the ball during play. Wu came on in the 89th minute before he was told to take his place in the penalty shootout. 'We needed an experienced penalty taker and Wu fitted the bill. There wasn't a real need to warm up for, say, 20 minutes. He is accustomed to this kind of situation,' said Chan. 'I am quite satisfied with Hong Kong's performance. 'We didn't give them many opportunities, although we had some luck during play when the Mexicans struck the post and the crossbar a few times,' he added. Hong Kong striker Ricky Cheng Siu-chung said the game provided good experience for the local side. 'There were many World Cup players on the pitch. Mexico's standard is, of course, higher than ours but we gave them a good run. It's good experience for us,' he said. SQUADS Mexico: 12-Oscar Perez; 2-Claudio Suarez, 8-Miguel Zepeda, 18-Salvador Carmona, 22-Rafael Marquez; 7-Salvador Cabrera, 10-Cuauhtemoc Blanco, 13-Pavel Pardo, 17-Francisco Palencia (21-Pavlo Cesar Chavez 57); 15-Luis Hernandez, 23-Juan Manuel Abundis. Hong Kong League XI: 17-Victor Derbounov; 2-Cristiano Cordeiro, 3-Martin Kuhl, 4-Gary McKeown, 15-Dimitre Kalkanov; 8-Tam Siu-wai, 9-Michael Midwood (12-Wu Qunli 89), 11-Lee Kin-wo (Fernando Orneas 72), 10-Ricky Cheng Siu-chung; 18-Tomy Giacomeli, 21-Gerald Ambassa Guy (24-Goran Paulic 57).