The Mexican team lost its chance to reach the highest glory in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games after losing on penalties against Brazil and will have to seek the bronze medal against Spain or Japan.
These are the success and the four errors of the Mexican team in this Olympic semifinal:
The Mexican defense led by Montes and Vazquez, along with Memo Ochoa in goal, prevented a powerful Brazil, who had control of the game most of the time, from scoring a goal and managed to extend until penalties.
Once again Mexico lost on penalties. Ochoa was unable to block any of the Brazilians’ shots, at the same time both Eduardo Aguirre and Johan Vasquez missed their first two shots, leaving the tricolor team with no opportunities to advance.
The domain of the game was completely held by the Rio de Janeiro team. Mexico did not press, waited behind and let the Brazilians take the initiative. Very different Mexico than the one we saw against Korea in the quarterfinals.
No imagination, without building plays and advancing based on balls. The Brazilian goal was never really in danger.
The number ’10’ of the Mexican team did not have the brilliant match that he had in the quarterfinals, he could not weave plays, lead attacks or endanger his rival at any time. He went to 78.