Mexico was imposed on France (4-1), whose soccer team did not participate in some Olympic Games from Atlanta-1996, winning in a forceful way and dominating in the meeting of the Group G that was played in the Stadium of Tokyo.
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The Mexican team, which won gold in London-2012, was better from start to finish against a France that he does not have in his Olympic squad with any player from the past Eurocup. Captained by the veteran André-Pierre Gignac the Gauls suffered from the first stages of the meeting.
In the first half there were no goals, but if there was a team that looked for it more, it was Mexico. Diego Lainez He was the most dangerous player, dribbling the French defenders and putting passes into the area that his teammates failed to finish off on goal.
Nothing else to return from rest, Mexico warned with a shot to the stick Francisco Cordova and, just one minute after that action, Alexis Vega (minute 47), opened the scoring. Again with Lainez breaking his pair, the center of the ’10’ was headed to the net by the Mexican attacker.
With France dazed, Carlos Rodriguez put a pass to the back of the defense to leave only Francisco Cordova (55) on his way to the goal, as he did not miss against the goalkeeper Paul bernardoni.
Could discount France, momentarily, thanks to a penalty scored by André-Pierre Gignac that was about to stop ‘Memo’ Ochoa (69). It was a mirage, because Mexico would end up executing the French in the final stretch.
Uriel antuna (80) made the third with a good personal play in which he dribbled with his pair before catching the ball in the net with a shot that touched the post. And in the last minute of addition came the fourth, the work of Eduardo Aguirre, which took advantage of a new defensive error by France.
Next Sunday, July 25, France will seek to improve its performance in these Games against South Africa, while Mexico will go for the second win against the host of the tournament.