Mexico Vs. Brazil, 2012 Olympics: Oribe Peralta Gives El Tri 1st Minute Lead

Mexico have thrived off their opposition's defensive errors during the 2012 Olympics, seeing Senegal melt down in the quarterfinals and then Japan crumble in the semis. And now, thirty seconds into the gold medal game, they've capitalised on some bizarre defending by Brazil to take a surprise 1-0 lead at Wembley Stadium.

Rafael had the ball under pressure on the right flank, but there was no real threat until he tried to play a sideways pass which was seized upon by Javier Aquino, who quickly fed Oribe Peralta. Gabriel was leaning toward the far post, so the Santos Laguna striker simply slotted home at the near to give El Tri the lead. It's a fairly shocking goal, if only because it came thirty seconds in and following just three touches from the Selecao. Brazil don't seem rattled, although perhaps they should -- they've just shot themselves in the foot here. Remember, neither of these teams has ever won gold...

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