The most anticipated soccer game of the London Olympic Games was held at the magnificent Wembley stadium, on Saturday August 11, 2012. The final soccer game between Brazil and Mexico started at 7 AM Pacific time. During the first 30 seconds of the game, the Mexican player, Oribe Peralta, scored the first goal giving his team confidence and surprising the Brazilian team.
Clearly, the first half was dominated by the Mexican players who pressured the Brazilians by not giving them space to play the expected “Joga Bonito” (play beautifully). However, the Brazilian team began to disturb the Mexicans during the end of the first time but the lack of precision did not get them to score.
By the second half, the Brazilians gave it all, but the Mexican defense turned into a Chinese wall that did not let any balls through. The nervousness increased minute by minute among the Brazilians, and it was their nervousness what generated more opportunities for el “Tri” Mexico, such as the corner kick where again Oribe Peralta came out of nowhere to score the second goal and finish the game with a 2-0.
But the South Americans would not give up so easily and around the 90th minute, Hulk surprised Corona with a diagonal shot giving hope to Brazil, who unfortunately reacted too late.
Undoubtedly, the Mexican players played like warriors leaving everything on the field. Mexico was well represented and showed their rivals what good quality soccer is as well as what a good coaching body is.
As for Brazil, there will be much work to do because in two years these Mexican warriors and many others will fight to achieve the dream of any soccer player, the World Cup Championship.