Mexico wins it’s first ever Gold Medal over star-studded Brazil and do it in convincing fashion. Truth is they were deserved winners and continued to elevate their game in this tournament after a slow start.
Remember, they were fortunate to get past Japan in their very first group game but grew in stature as the tournament went on. Mexico always does live up to competing with Brazil and did it again today but this time they also gathered the result.
Huge storyline coming in to this final match was the absence of Gio Dos Santos but in some ways it may have galvanized “El Tri” even more on the big stage at Wembley.
With defined tactics and an early goal only 29 seconds in after a loss of possession from Brazilian and Man U defender Rafael by Oribe Peralta Mexico was off and running.
Peralta would score a second goal while Hulk would score late for Brazil and a missed header in stoppage time from Oscar may have tied it up.
Mexico deserved winners and clearly number one in Concacaf do this without Javier Hernandez, Andres Guardado and others.