OLYMPIC LONDON 2012: FINAL SCORE: Mexico 2:1 Brazil
#1 Mexico [GOLD]
#2 Brazil [SILVER]
#3 South Korea [BRONZE]
The result leaves five-times World Cup winners Brazil still searching for the one major title to elude them after trying for 60 years. It was their third defeat in an Olympic final after previous losses in 1984 and 1988.
A Match in Brief
Mexico have scored the first Goal! What a start for Mexico! Oribe Peralta scores the first goal of the match.
The Brazilian players are slowly looking to create opportunities for themselves. In the 40th minute, they managed to breach Mexican defence but couldn't score a goal.
In the 42nd minute a yellow card was shown to Marcelo.
In the 45th minute, Brazil once again created an oppotunity but couldn't convert it to a goal. They are taking their chances and are slowly getting in the rhythm.
The play has resumed.
Neymar makes a good attempt, not good enough for an equalizer.
Neymar makes another good move in the 50th minute. Fails to deliver a good kick.
57th minute: Winger Aquino is taken off and in comes Miguel Ponce.
58th minute: Yellow card for I Jimenez.
64th minute: The Mexicans have given away the opportunity to take a 2-0 lead. They won't get a much easier opportunity to score. They just had to target the goal post, Marco Fabian failed as he hit the bar. Brazil should consider themselves extremely lucky!
69th minute: Mexicans are denied a second goal as Oribe Peralta shot is off-side.
75th minute: GOOOAAALLL! Mexico are now leading by 2-0. Brilliant header by Oribe Peralta, he is weaving magic in the crucial match for his side.
Marco Fabian took a freekick from the right flank which neatly landed over Peralta who did the rest. Mexico are cruising to their first Olympic gold!
86th minute: Mexico's hero of the day Oribe Peralta is taken off to huge cheer from the crowd. He has done his job and his team, his fans should be extremely proud of his effort.
Goal by Brazil! And Brazil finally score their first goal in the stoppage time. In the 91st minute, Hulk strike!
93rd minute: Oscar misses an easy chance! That was an open goal. His header went wide.
Until then, See You Soon.