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Two goals from Oribe Peralta were enough to secure a deserved victory for El Tricolor and shock the highly-fancied Selecao who must settle for silver

Mexico have claimed gold at the London Olympics by beating Brazil 2-1 in the men’s final at Wembley.

Mano Menezes’ men had gone into the game as favourites to win their first ever Olympic title but were stunned early on as Mexico took a shock first-minute lead.

A mistake by Manchester United full-back Rafael allowed Oribe Peralta to drill home an early opener after just 28 seconds to leave the Selecao shell-shocked.

Brazil struggled to assert themselves in the game and indeed the best chances fell to Mexico particularly in the second half.

On the hour mark Brazil breathed a sigh of relief when Marco Fabian hit the crossbar, before Peralta had a goal ruled out for offside.

However, Luis Fernando Tena's men would not be denied and with a little over 15 minutes to go Peralta grabbed his second of the game with a superb header to give them breathing space.

A late strike from substitute Hulk reduced the deficit and Oscar had a glorious chance to equalise in the dying seconds but it was too little, too late as Mexico held on to seal the win and the gold medal.


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