Mexico Vs. Japan, 2012 Olympics: Oribe Peralta Goal Makes It 2-1

Thanks to an absolutely stunning strike by Oribe Peralta, Mexico are 25 minutes away from securing their first ever trip to a final at the Olympics. They lead Japan 2-1 after 65 minutes after Peralta fired El Tri into the lead with a spectacular goal.

Takahiro Ogihara was the unfortunate provider of an assist to Peralta with a bad giveaway inside his own end. Following a saved shot on target by Mexico, Japan goalkeeper Shuichi Gonda played the ball on the ground and it found its way to the feet of Ogihara. He was pressured by Peralta and gave the ball away, but even though possession was gifted to Mexico, a goal was not. Peralta had to hit a great shot to beat Gonda, and he did just that, placing a perfect shot into the top corner from 20 yards in similar fashion to Yuki Otsu in the first half.

We have live coverage of this game and Brazil vs. South Korea in our London 2012 Olympics, men's soccer semifinals StoryStream.

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