The Mexicans beat home team Japan 3-1 (reversing our football prediction) to claim their football national team’s second Olympic medal. So, after winning gold in London back in 2012, now, Mexico win bronze over Japan in Men’s Olympic Football today.
The sides have already played once in the Tokyo Games, when they clashed at the group stage. Back then, Japan, the hosts of the tournament won 2-1 as they finished first in Group A.
But this time, Mexico turned the outcome of their clash the other way around.
Mexico Win Bronze over Japan in Men’s Olympic Football Today
The Mexican players took the lead 13 minutes into the game and then added the second goal 9 minutes later.
Moreover, Mexico also dominated most of the ball possession in this bronze-determinant game, while Japan struggled to get the ball.
The third goal came in the second half after another terrific delivery from Cordova.
Indeed, Cordova had a brilliant match because not only did he scored once, he also provided the two first-half assists.
Japan did score in this match, with ten minutes remaining on the clock. They thus fought till the very end but couldn’t take their chances.
So, eventually, Mexico took their well-deserved bronze for a fine tournament. Watch a live football summary with this highlights’ video.
Mexico – Japan 3:1
Mexico – Córdova 12′ (p), Vásquez 21′, Vega 57′
Japan – Mitoma 77′