Olympic Football: Mexico shock Brazil to win gold READ/RT

::::Mano Menezes’ men had gone into the game
as favourites to win their first ever Olympic
title but were stunned early on as Mexico
took a shock first-minute lead.
A mistake by Manchester United full-back
Rafael allowed Oribe Peralta to drill home an
early opener after just 28 seconds to leave
the Selecao shell-shocked.
Brazil struggled to assert themselves in the
game and indeed the best chances fell to
Mexico particularly in the second half.
On the hour mark Brazil breathed a sigh of relief when Marco Fabian hit the crossbar, before
Peralta had a goal ruled out for offside.
However, Luis Fernando Tena’s men would not be denied and with a little over 15 minutes to
go Peralta grabbed his second of the game with a superb header to give them breathing
A late strike from substitute Hulk reduced the deficit and Oscar had a glorious chance to
equalise in the dying seconds but it was too little, too late as Mexico held on to seal the win
and the gold medal.

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