Olympics 2012 Men's Soccer Live Blog: Mexico vs. Brazil in Finals Match

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Aug 11, 2012 09:32 AM EDT
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Mexico forward Javier Hernandez and Brazil midfielder Oscar dos Santos battle for the ball in Arlington, Texas(Photo : REUTERS/Mike Stone) "

Once again, Mexico wins gold. Beats Brazil 2-1

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Game Statistics

BRA - Brazil MEX - Mexico
1 Goals 2
4 Shots on Goal 4
19 Shots 12
12 Fouls Committed 16
15 Fouls Suffered 11
7 Corner Kicks 2
1 Offsides 3
2 Yellow Cards 3
0 2nd Yellow Card = Red 0
0 Red Card 0
60% Possession 40%
34 Playing Time 23

 

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Dos Santos celebrates with team. Peralta jumps into crowd. Grabs mariachi hat from fans.

Final stats coming soon. 

FINAL SCORE 2-1.

MEXICO WINS GOLD! 

93 MINUTES ARE UP! ------

92' Brazil attacks! Ball on right side of penalty area. Out of bounds. Brazil ball. Control in same area. Middle of field. Brazil clears. Brazil controls Neymar with ball. Kicks to Hulk. Hulk over the middle! OSCAR WITH HEADER! MISSES WIDE OPEN HEADER! Ball goes over net. 

91' Fabian misses opportunity! Right footer no good. 

91' HULK attacks! Hulk kicks. Hulk puts it through legs of Coroja! 2-1 MEXICO

90 MINUTES: Three minutes of added time

89' Hulk with pass to Damiao. Fails header completely. 

88' Fabian controls! In penalty area! Kicks... ball deflects off Brazilian player. Ball saved from going out of bounds for corner kick by goalie Gabriel.

87' Mexico with throw out. Mexico milking clock. Fabian with throw in. Brazil turns ball over on own court! ...Gains control of ball again. Attack on Mexican court. Mexico controls. Jimenez attacks. 

86' Mexico controls. Left side of field. Open up outside. Brazil gets ball out of bounds. 

85' Free kick Mexico Fabian kicks ball right to Gabriel

BRAZIL SUBSTITUTION
RAFAEL OUT
LUCAS IN 

84' Brazil turning on each other. Rafael arguing with Juan Jesus. 

83' Brazil fouls. Mexico free kick. 

83' Hulk kicks ball low. Mexico clears. 

83' Rafael crafty footwork. Kicks ball of Mexican. Brazil corner kick 

82' Brazil on attack. Coroja clears ball. 

81' Peralta attacking! Peralta pauses. Hesitates. Brazil gets foot on ball. Cornerkick Mexico. 

MEXICO SUBSTITUTION
12 JIMENEZ IN
5 JIMENEZ OUT   

80th MINUTE IN MATCH. 10 minutes til stoppage time. 

78' Brazil corner kick. Coroja gets ball. 

Side note** ATTENDANCE FOR MATCH: 85,000+

76' Kick to the back post. Brazil cannot score.

76' Brazil attacks! Rafael can't control strong pass. Corner kick Brazil.

Prior to the free kick. Brazil team and fans were upset with foul call. 

Fabian with the kick. Ball floats into the center of penalty area. Peralta with second goal of match. Left wide open. 

74' Mexico with chance. Free kick on right side just outside of penalty area. HEADER BY PERALTA! LEFT SIDE OF GOAL! IT'S IN! MEXICO 2-0!

73' Coroja gets ball. 

72' Brazil controls. Corner kick. 

71' GABRIEL ABANDONS GOAL.... header by Fabian. JUST FEET OVER TOP BAR!

70' Mexico with corner kick. 

70' SUBSTITUTION BRAZIL
Sandro OUT
Pato IN 

69' Mexico takes ball to right side. Ball kicked to middle. Brazil clears

68' MEXICO OFFSIDES. Goal does not count! PERALTA passed Brazilian defender

66' Hulk free kick right side of penalty box. Peralta clears. Marcelo controls. Ball in penalty area. Mier clears. 

65' Neymar and Damiao argue after ball meant for Neymar intercepted by Damiao! Both players converged in middle of penalty area just yards in front of goal. 

63' Fabian with bicycle kick! OFF TOP POST! Still 1-0 Mexico!

59' Mexico misses opportunity. Fabian could not control 

58' Neymar gets beautiful feed from Hulk. Draws three defenders. Neymar shoots ball wide right and over upper post! 

55' Neymar attacks. Neymar defended by three Mexicans' Neymar on right side of penalty area. Neymar loses ball. 

52' Neymar flattened by Coroja goalkeeper. Header by Neymar no good. Coroja got hands on ball. Neymar on the ground.
Neymar up.  

51' Neymar offsides! 

BRAZIL's creativity is coming out in the second half. Hulk and Neymar creating havoc for Mexican defense. 

50' Mexico fouled. Will get a rare chance to possess ball. 

49' Neymar in penalty area! Good defense by Reyes. 

47' Brazil attacks! Neymar from middle, right footer 2 feet over upper goal post. 

46' Hulk pounds ball right into Enriquez. Ball deflected into air. Hulk tries to control. Ball out of bounds. 

45' Reyes gets yellow card after fouling Hulk. Brazil kicks from left side 2 feet from outside of penalty area.

Brazil kicksoff from midfield.

-----BEGINNING OF SECOND HALF-----

Game Statistics (source NBC Sports)

BRA - Brazil MEX - Mexico
0 Goals 1
3 Shots on Goal 1
8 Shots 6
8 Fouls Committed 9
8 Fouls Suffered 7
2 Corner Kicks -
- Offsides 1
1 Yellow Cards -
- 2nd Yellow Card = Red -
- Red Card -
61% Possession 39%
18 Playing Time 11

 

 

10:49 a.m.  Stats from first half coming soon.

-----FIRST HALF CONCLUDES------ Mexico 1-0 Brazil 

46' Brazil attacks. No luck. Brazil controls. Neymar with right footer! Wide right! 

45' 2 MINUTES OF ADDITIONAL TIME

44' Hulk kicks free kick for Brazil. Neymar with kick to center. Romulo with header, WIDE LEFT! 

44' Romula gives it to Neymar outside. Kick it back out. Hulk on right side. Neymar kicks ball to middle. Hulk with header. Coroja with save! 

43' Mexico with only 10 men on field. Brazil with free kick after Fabian takes down Brazilian player.

Brazil is attacking more. Getting more possessions. 

YELLOW CARD! Brazil's Marcelo takes down Peralta. Peralta's ankle rolled over on Marcelo's leg. 

40' Damiao has ball in penalty area. Marcle misses wide left! 

40 MINUTES INTO FIRST HALF MEXICO 1-0

39' Neymar with ball on Mexican court. Mexico's Peralta fouled. Free kick from midfield

37' BRAZIL's HULK WITH A SHOT FROM 20 yards BEHIND PENALTY AREA!!! WHAT A SHOT! and WHAT A SAVE FROM MEXICO's Gabriel 

37' Mexico attacks. Nothing happens.

37' Oscar cuts ball to the center. NOBODY THERE! 

36' Mexico forcing pleasure

36' Mexican defense is intense on Neymar. Mexicans deflect ball out of bounds.

35' Brazil controls ball as Gabriel brings ball in. 

34' Brazil with turnover on Mexican side of field. Mexican attacks. Cuts to middle. Brazil intercepts. Mexico on left side of field. SALCIDO of Mexico lines shot up with one-timer. WIDE RIGHT! 

33' Mexico's Fabian gets good chance. Lines ball up in the middle. MISSES WIDE RIGHT and HIGH!

Game is very physical. Brazil's and Mexco's players are creating a lot of contact.

Very early substituion by Brazil. Hulk's entry will create more chaos for Mexican defense. 

31' BRAZIL SUBSTITUTION
15 Sandro OUT
12 Hulk IN 

31' Mexico controls ball... Brazil controls.  

Brazilian players getting frustrated by Mexico's tight defense.

30 MINUTES INTO MATCH MEXICO LEADS 1-0

27' Brazil looks to attack. Showing speed and craftiness in this possession. Ball gets kicked in penalty area. MIER of MEXICO CLEARS BALL!

26' Jimenez fouled by Neymar. Brazil gets ball. Neymar fouls Mexican player again in his own penalty area. 

29' Brazil wants yellow card as Leandro foulded by Reyes

NOTE- Brazil has scored three goals in every one of their Olympic matches.

25' Brazil's Neymar with too long of a pass. Mexican goalie brings in ball. Mexican controls on Brazil's field. Herrera attacks. Fabian's kick is deflected by Brazil. 

24' Mexico Enriquez is double teamed. Cannot control ball. Brazil clears ball. 

23' Mexico on a breakaway led by Enriquez.

23' Brazil in penalty area! ...Mexico clears ball.

22' Brazil controls. Mexico will bring ball in from out of bounds. 

20 MINUTE MARK MEXICO LEADS 1-0

Leandro set up Oscar. Oscar faked a first attempt at a kick. Got Reyes, Mexican defender to bite. Then hit ball right at goalkeeper. 

19' Oscar had ball in middle of penalty area. Great chance to score. Mexican goalkeeper with save!

JUST A REMINDER. DOS SANTOS OF MEXIC OUT BCAUSE OF INJURY.

18' Fabian beams ball deflected by players in the air. Brazil controls. Mexico controls. Brazil controls. Mexico chance for breakaway. Slow ball down. 

17' Mexico fould. Fabian free kick from about 10 yards out from penalty area. 

17' Ball floats to left side of penalty area. Sandro whislted for foul. 

16' Brazuk attacks from right hand side. Ball in penalty area. Romula controls. Could not get kick off. CORNER KICK Brazil 

15' Brazil with possession. Taking time to set offense. Mexico now controls at midfield 

BRAZILIAN players swarming Mexicans on defense.

13' Mier of Mexico gives too long a pass to Peralta. Brazilian ball as Gabriel kicks in. 

12' Brazil with free kick on left side of penalty box. Header by Brazil goes over the goal. 

12' Oscar bears down on Mexican goalkeeper after receiving beautiful pass over the middle.

11' Mexico's Herrera called offsides as Mexico continues to attack. 

10 Minutes in match Mexico leads 1-0.

9' Free kick Mexico. Aquino fould. Control ball on left side. Ball goes out of bounds. Brazil's Gabrial brings ball in. Mexico gets turnover.

8' Brazil gets Mexican turnover. Controlling ball on Mexican side of field.  Foul on Brazil, Mexico controls with free kick on Brazilian side of field

7' Mexico throws in from Brazi's left side of penalty box.

NOTE* MEXICO has continuously attacked. Controlling the ball for most of the match so far.

6' Fabian fouled Mexico free kick from midfield

5' Juan Jose of Brazil stepped out for a breather. Back in game

4' Mexico attacks. Chavez with a shot, blocked by Brazilian players.

Peralta scores on turnover by Brazil. Kicked ball on right side of net. Had Brazil's goalkeeper Gabriel leaning left.

1' Mexico's Peralta with a goal.

Mexico gets goal in 57th second! 1-0 MEXICO

ACTION HAS BEGUN!

9:59 a.m. Brazil

1 Goalkeeper Gabriel

2 Rafael

3 Thiago Silva

4 Juana Jesus 

5 Sandro

6 Marcelo

8 Romulo

9 Leandro Damiao

10 Oscar

11Neymar

15 Alex Sandro

9:58 a.m. Mexico

1 Goalkeeper- Coroja

2 Jimenez

3 Salcedo

4 Mier

5 Chavezo

6 Herrera

8 Fabian

9 Peralta

11 Aquino

13 Reyes

14 Enriquez

Probable starting lineups coming soon

------- Welcome to the Gold Medal Match between Mexico and Brazil!

The tables are set for the 2012 London Olympics Gold Medal Match as Mexico will take on Brazil in the final match of Men's Soccer. The action begins at 10 a.m. ET/ 3 p.m. GMT as two of the world's history soccer countries will battle for gold. 

For the Brazilians, this is an opportunity to complete a repertoire of championships. Brazil has never won gold as it is the only award that has eluded the nation in its storied soccer career.

Brazil's coach has already made some promises, though not directly. 

"We arrived for the final very well prepared," Brazil coach Mano Menezes said Friday. "We arrived the way we wanted to arrive, confident after a solid campaign so far. We respect Mexico, it's a great national team, but we feel we can beat it because we believe in our potential." 

For the Mexicans, known for the greatness in the sport, it will also be their chance to win gold. Their odds of winning have decreased as one of their best players, Giovani Dos Santos, will not be able to play due to an injury in his hamstring. 

Both teams come into the the finals undefeated. Brazil is 5-0 and Mexico is 4-0-1. 

To follow the live blog just refresh the page. The updates and latest scores will always be at the top of the page. 

 

 

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