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Defending champion Brazil into the final after a penalty shootout against Mexico |  the Olympics

Defending champion Brazil into the final after a penalty shootout against Mexico | the Olympics

Mexico’s semi-final soccer match between Mexico and Brazil was a replay of the final at the 2012 London Olympics, then Mexico faltered with a 2-1 victory over Brazil.

Four years later, Brazil retaliated at home by winning the Olympic final against Germany. In Rio, the Brazilians won on penalties in the fight for gold.

In Tokyo, the Brazilians are looking for a second Olympic title in a row. The Brazilians came out of the group stage undefeated, beating Egypt by the smallest difference on their way to the semi-finals.

The defending champion and the first gold candidate started the match better. Just half an hour later, it appeared that Brazil had awarded a penalty, but the VAR overturned the referee’s decision.

In the second half, we scored another header from the Brazilian Richarlison (Everton). But after 90 minutes it was still 0-0. It was clear that Brazil was the better team.

No goal was scored in extra time either, so penalties were directed. Mexico started big and missed the first two penalties.

On the other hand, Brazil remained clear and Reinier (Dortmund) scored the decisive penalty kick. 4-1 to Brazil, which thus qualifies for the final.

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