Mexico Vs. South Korea, 2012 Olympics: Final Score, El Tri Disappoint In 0-0 Draw

If Mexico are going to win their first ever Olympic medal, they're going to have to improve significantly from their performance on Thursday. Months upon months of training together as a team and playing friendlies didn't appear to do El Tri any good against South Korea, as they struggled to complete simple passes and ended up on the back foot for much of the match. Both teams' goalkeepers played well while both teams' forwards did not in a 0-0 draw.

Very little happened for Mexico until the very end of the game, when they created a couple of potential game-winning chances. Giovani dos Santos, who came off the bench, had a golden opportunity to win the game in the 88th minute, but completely mishit a left-footed volley wide from 10 yards. He made up for it two minutes later by sending Raul Jimenez through on goal, but he pulled his shot wide of the target.

Jesus Corona made things tough for South Korea all game with his command of his penalty area, but he was never actually called upon to make a save. For all of South Korea's dangerous set pieces and counter attacks, they did not register a single shot on target.

Group B lacks a heavyweight, so both Mexico and South Korea should be very much alive after drawing each other. Gabon and Switzerland, who are both solid but not nearly as deep as either Mexico or South Korea, play later in the day.

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