Mexico stun Brazil to claim Gold

Updated: August 11, 2012
Mexico v Brazil

Mexico won Olympic Gold medal as they stunned hot favourites Brazil claiming a 2-1 at Wembley on Saturday

Oribe Peralta was the Mexican hero as he helped Mexico to their first major International success and ensured that Brazil’s wait for Olympic glory continues.

86,162 packed into Wembley and they were barely in the seats before they saw Peralta score the fastest goal ever in a FIFA tournament final after just 28 seconds.

Javier Aquino was the creator as he reacted quickest to Manchester United right-back Rafael’s poor pass and fed to the ball to Peralta to fire home.

Brazil regrouped after that shock star and they could have levelled matters after 13 minutes when PSG’s new signing Thiago Silva headed over.

Another Brazilian who made a summer, Oscar should have done better when he found space eight yards out and their sloppiness would come back to haunt them.

The introduction of Hulk, midway through the first half almost had an impact, with the Porto striker hitting a thunderbolt from 35 yards which rebounded into the path of Leandro Damiao’s however the Mexican keeper reacted well to save.

Brazil almost opened the scoring at the start of the second half when Neymar went close however with 15 minutes to go Mexico moved further ahead when Peralta took advantage of some poor marking to head home

Brazil were down and out now and they turned on each other as they looked for the answers with Rafael and Juan Jesus involved in a heated exchange.
However despite their failings on the day, Brazil almost took the game to extra time as firstly Hulk racing on to a long ball from Marcelo and rifling into the net before setting up an unmarked Oscar who somehow managed to miss from six yards.

The day belonged to Mexico and they were good value for their Gold medal, the wait for Brazil continues meanwhile.

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