Saturday August 11, 2012 Final Finished Wembley

Brazil (oly.) 1 - 2 Mexico (oly.)

  • Hulk 90’
  • Peralta 1’, 75’

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  1. Mexico stun Brazil to win Olympic football gold

    Mexico stun Brazil to win Olympic football gold

    Mexico stunned favourites Brazil with a 2-1 win in the final of the Olympic football tournament at Wembley to claim gold. More

  • Live Commentary

    • Brazil (oly.)
    • Mexico (oly.)
    • - Delirious celebrations for Mexico - Brazil look totally crushed. Neymar in tears.
    • 90+4' GOLD FOR MEXICO!! Fantastic scenes at Wembley, where we have witnessed a huge upset! Brazil's wait for football Olympic gold goes on.
    • 90+3' OSCAR!! What a chance!! A cross comes in from the right and the Brazil number 10 sends his free header wide! What a chance!
    • 90+3' Nervy times for Mexico as they get everyone back - Brazil desperate for an equaliser.
    • 90+2' Chance at the other end as Fabian races through on the right and smashes a shot wide! Should he have gone to the corner flag?
    • 90+1' GOAL!! Hang on a minute! Hulk races onto a straightforward ball over the top and fires low into the net. This thing's not over!
    • 90' Lucas Moura dinks a lovely ball into the box... Leandro Damiao tries a glancing header but makes no contact with it.
    • 89' Neymar on the deck again after a foul from Vidrio, who is booked. This is why, if you're as skilful as Neymar, you have to be as strong as Messi.
    • 88' Beautiful sliding challenge from Enriquez - Mexico have been rock solid at the back.
    • 87' Mexico build down the left and Chavez's cross is blocked but the ball goes out for another throw.
    • 86' A huge ovation as Mexico's hero Peralta comes off - Raul Jimenez replaces him.
    • 85' Yet another attacking change for Brazil - Lucas Moura on for Rafael.
    • 83' Through ball for the sprinting Neymar... but Corona charges out to boom a clearance 80 metres downfield!
    • 82' Peralta in space in the box - he spots Mier completely unmarked inside him but Thiago Silva clears the cross behind for a corner.
    • 81' Change for Mexico: Nestor Vidrio comes on for Israel Jimenez.
    • 80' Mexico have only won 12 gold medals in their history, and none here. This will be huge for them.
    • 78' Mexico are not much more than 10 minutes from gold, and it will be thoroughly deserved if they get it. They have been much the better team this afternoon.
    • 76' I simply can't believe that Mexico's most dangerous attacker was completely unmarked for the goal. Actually, I can. It's what happens when you keep bringing on strikers for midfielders.
    • 75' GOOOOOOOOLLLL!!! MEXICO LEAD TWO-NIL!! Peralta again! Cracking header to convert a free-kick from the right, but there was absolutely zero marking from Brazil!
    • 73' Neymar swings a corner in from the right and Corona makes an easy catch.
    • 72' Should have been two for Mexico! Peralta flicks a corner on and that man Fabian sends a free header over!
    • 71' Another attacking change from Brazil - Pato comes on for Sandro, which could leave them a little short in midfield. Bold from Menezes.
    • 70' Just seen a replay of that disallowed goal. Good decision from the linesman - an easy one, too. Peralta was miles off.
    • 69' Ball's in the net from Peralta but it won't count! There's an offside flag up, and the celebrations are cut short.
    • 67' Leandro Damiao leaps to meet a corner, but he gets underneath it and heads over.
    • 66' That could have been curtains from Brazil. More suicidal defending, but Gabriel did well to come out and disrupt Fabian who was unlucky to see his effort ping back off the bar.
    • 64' In the aftermath of that incident Hector Herrera scythes Marcelo, who yelps into a pitchside microphone.
    • 63' OFF THE BAR!! So close to a second from Marco Fabian! Another defensive error lets him in, Gabriel half cuts the ball out, it loops up and Fabian strikes the bar with an improvised overhead kick!
    • 61' Menezes looks worried on the touchline... this will not go down well at home if Brazil cannot conjure an equaliser.
    • 60' The good news for Brazil is that they look much livelier in the second half - but they still trail.
    • 58' Neymar involved again, this time skying the ball over from the edge of the box. Bouncing ball, not an easy chance.
    • 57' Jimenez boots Neymar up in ther air and that's a yekllow card. Old-school challenge.
    • 55' Neymar was flattened by Mexico keeper Corona a minute ago, and he is down again. Brazil reallym losing their rag. Neymar has cotton wool in his nose after that Corono challenge drew blood.
    • 53' Brazil are not happy with the officials - they think Mexico are getting away with some naughty challenges here.
    • 52' Oscar plays a nice ball down the left channel for Neymar, but the flag is up against the Brazilian number 11.
    • 50' Still plenty of empty seats as fans amble back to their places.
    • 49' Mexico coach Luis Fernando Tena is certainly the more animated down on the touchline. They are just starting to look a little tense.
    • 47' Early free-kick for Brazil, which Neymar takes and a Mexican defender blocks.
    • 46' Second half under way at Wembley! What have Brazil got left in them this Olympic Games?
    • 45+2' Half-time, and Brazil trail! It has not been great from them - is another Olympic disappointment coming their way?
    • 45+1' A glancing header flashes wide of the Mexican goal from a Neymar delivery. Mexico will be pleased to get in for half-time.
    • 45' Neymar crosses from the left... Jimenez gets a touch, the ball loops up and Hulk heads goalwards where Corona makes a simple catch.
    • 43' Neymar is drifting left and Hulk right, with Leandro the bona fide number nine for Brazil.
    • 42' Marcelo smashes into Peralta, who is in the wars a bit at the moment. Yellow card for the Brazil left-back.
    • 41' Oscar inside from the right to Leandro Damiao who lys it off with his back to goal... and Marcelo shoots wide. This is better from Brazil, though.
    • 40' Cracking, muscular challenge from Sandro to dispossess Peralta. The Mexican player wanted none of that...
    • 38' HULK!! He fires a powerful, swerving effort that nearly catches the goalkeeper Corona out.. he just pushes the ball to safety!
    • 37' Excellent exchange of passes from Oscar and Marcelo... Oscar tries to square when he might have shot and Reyes clears.
    • 35' Mexico build again, playing it in from the right for Salcido, who drills his shot wide from the edge of the box.
    • 34' Marco Fabian cuts back onto his right foot and pelts it goalwards... it dips over the bar.
    • 33' A bold change from Brazil - Hulk, Neymar and Leandro Damiao will now play in a proper front three.
    • 32' And there's the change! Hulk comes on for Alex Sandro as Mario Menezes looks to mix things up.
    • 30' Half an hour gone, and Mexico look comfortable. Hulk is stripping off and this could be an early change for Brazil.
    • 29' Peralta hacks Marcelo, who mimes a yellow card at Mark Clattenburg. No booking, says the ref.
    • 28' Marcelo is looking to get involved... he lays the ball off and charges upfield. But, to his chagrin, Brazil play the ball slowly and sideways to the right.
    • 26' Salcido tries a long shot which is deflected and bounces through to Gabriel.
    • 25' Neymar has spent a lot of time in wide positions. Here he is on the left... he tries to pick out Alex Sandro but overhits the pass.
    • 23' It has not exactly been a thriller since that early goal - little goalmouth action at either end.
    • 22' Neymar rides a couple of Mexican challenges, and ref Mark Clattenburg gives him a free-kick for one or other of them.
    • 20' Best move of the game from Brazil. Alex Sandro crosses low from the left for Oscar, who spins with his back to goal and has his shot saved.
    • 19' Chavez strikes the free-kick, but it is blocked en route to goal.
    • 18' Mexico have a free-kick about 30 yards out, just right of centre... they will want to test Brazil keeper Gabriel.
    • 16' A corner comes in from the right... headed into the box where Leandro Damiao handballs.
    • 15' Brazil have never won the Olympic football competition. They have been in the medals four times - two gold and two silver.
    • 13' ...Neymar's cross finds the head of Thiago Silva, but he gets underneath it and sends the ball high over the bar.
    • 12' Brazil have a free-kick on the right following a foul on Rafael...
    • 11' First moment of quality from Brazil! A clipped through ball for Damiao to chase but Mexico hook the ball away.
    • 9' Mexico are camped inside Brazilian territory at the moment. That early goal was no fluke - the underdogs have made all the early running.
    • 8' The Brazil fans are making a right racket - they are in good voice even though their team have hardly made any positive impression so far.
    • 7' Mexico have their tails up and attack down the left channel... Brazil captain Thiago Silva comes across to snuff out the danger.
    • 5' Huge cheers greet Neymar's every touch, but he has not yet made any inroads into this Mexican defence. Juan Jesus has just had some treatment, but he is fine to continue.
    • 4' That was Oribe Peralta's third goal of the tournament - he held his nerve and drilled a low shot into the net. Brazil trying to mount a comeback here.
    • 3' Just perfect for neutrals, who must have feared Brazil running away with this.
    • 2' Astonishing opening, and it sets this game up perfectly! Sloppy defensive work from Rafael who dawdled and gave it away.
    • 1' GOAL!! INCREDIBLE!! Mexico lead after 28 seconds! Brazil give it away sloppily and Peralta drills the ball low into the left corner from the edge of the box!
    • 1' Game on at Wembley!
    • 14:58 BRAZIL: Gabriel, Rafael, Thiago Silva, Juan Jesus, Sandro, Marcelo, Romulo, Leandro Damiao, Oscar, Neymar, Alex Sandro; MEXICO: Corona, Jimenez, Salcido, Mier, Chavez, Herrera, Fabian, Peralta, Aquino, Reyes, Enriquez.
    • 14:55 The teams come out at Wembley! A cracking reception. Loads of Brazilians here, quite a few Mexicans, plus countless other national flags. Great atmosphere and a sell-out at the home of football.
    • 14:45 The Brazilians, almost unbelievably, have Lucas, Hulk and Pato on the bench. That's probably £100m of ridiculous talent that they can bring on if things don't go their way.
    • 14:42 No shock at seeing the talent-laden Brazilians in this final, but Mexico have been quite the surprise package - and their coach Luis Fernando Tena says Mexico can spring another shock. Mexico can spring another shock.
    • 14:40 Good afternoon, and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Olympic football final.
  • Summary

    • 69' Ball's in the net from Peralta but it won't count! There's an offside flag up, and the celebrations are cut short.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Brazil (oly.)

    Manager: Mano Menezes

  • Mexico (oly.)

    Manager: Luis Fernando Tena

  • Line-up

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