We already know the first finalist of the Olympic Games after an exciting match between Mexico and Brazil. The “Tri” faced a Brazilian team full of stars and emerging talents, and forced an extension thanks to its solidity, but also its goalkeeper, Ochoa, who saved his team on numerous occasions with his saves, could not stop any penalty in extra time and they were eliminated.
In the first half, Brazil began dominating and found a way to hurt Mexico on several occasions but without success. As the minutes passed, the Mexican team was able to rebuild itself and began to equalize control of the ball at the hands of Romo and Córdova. So much so, that the clearest chance of the first half was the Mexican Antuna, who could not define correctly.
In the second half, Brazil regained the good game, with a totally dominating Dani Alves in its construction. In addition, the Brazilian coach gave entry to Martinelli and Reinier to try to have more success in the last meters. But both the Mexican defense, and above all, the goalkeeper Ochoa, rejected the attacks of the canarinha. Still, the Brazilians had a chance to score with a few minutes remaining, with a good header from Richarlison that hit the crossbar.
Faced with this even, the game went to extra time, where the teams, visibly tired by the passage of minutes, played more not to lose than to win, so that finally the game had to be decided on penalties. In the penalty shootout, Ochoa was about to stop several shots, but it was Mexico who missed his first two penalties, which gave the victory to Brazil, who will fight for the gold, while Mexico will do it for the bronze.