From the men’s soccer division in the Tokyo 2020 Games, here’s news of Olympics live football – Brazil defeat Mexico 1-4.
Our football prediction accurately called for Brazil to win, but we had expected a bit more of a high-scoring affair.
Instead, Mexico held them to a scoreless draw in playing time and carried the match over to a penalty shootout.
Indeed, Mexico were the Olympic tournament’s top scorers but even they could not gain a single advantage in this semi-final.
Finally, defending champions Brazil qualified onward to the 3rd consecutive Olympic final after beating Mexico in a penalty shootout (1-0).
Olympics Live Football – Brazil Defeat Mexico 1-4 on Penalties: Match Report
Actually, Brazil were the ones who enjoyed the majority of the possession in both first 90 minutes and extra time.
However, despite these efforts, either goalkeeper was not really involved in the action until the game went into the penalties.
In the penalty shootout, the Selecao’s scoresheet was flawless, as they scored four times.
On the other hand, Mexico missed their first 2 penalties, effectively handing over a 1-4 win on penalties to Brazil.
Brazil’s Reinier was the one who fired past Ochoa to book the place in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics final.
The Brazilians will now face either Japan or Spain, both semi-finalists, at the Yokohama Stadium in the final on Saturday.