Mexico Vs. Brazil, 2012 Olympics: Corona Saves Oscar Effort

Brazil haven't really been very good today. They're 1-0 down to Mexico in the gold medal game of the 2012 Olympics, and the early goal from Oribe Peralta hasn't really woken them up -- El Tri are still broadly the better side at Wembley, with Neymar and Oscar both fairly quiet for the Selecao. That said, Brazil have started every knockout round game poorly in this tournament only to step it up several notches around the twenty minute mark, and there are indications that they're doing exactly that now.

A run down the left and a cross for Oscar led to their best chance of the match. It was made by fabulous movement and skill from the new Chelsea recruit -- he managed to wind up on the ball despite a crowd of buzzing green shirts, took the closest defender out of the equation with a superb faked shot, and in virtually the same movement let fly with a left-footed shot from six yards. Unfortunately for Brazil, it was hit straight at Jesus Corona.

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