Brazil to meet Mexico in the Olympic football final
Favourites Brazil will meet Mexico in the Olympic football final after beating South Korea 3-0 at Old Trafford on Day 11
Favourites Brazil will meet Mexico in the Olympic football final after beating South Korea 3-0 at Old Trafford on Day 11.
Brazil's number nine Leandro Damiao, known as the new Ronaldo, produced two cool penalty-box finishes in the second half to emphasise victory and make him now the tournament's top scorer with six goals.
It is a performance that may have caught the eye of the watching Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini in the stands.
The scoreline was a little flattering for Brazil, as South Korea had the better of much of the first half before Romulo sneaked the ball under the Korean goalkeeper at the near post to put them in front seven minutes before the break.
Earlier, Under-20 world champions Mexico came back from a goal down to beat Japan 3-1.
Yuki Otsu put Japan in front after 12 minutes but Marco Fabian equalised before the break and Oribe Peralta and Javier Cortes ensured victory.
Brazil, whose failure to win Olympic gold is the lone absence in the resume of the world's most successful football nation, will square off against the Mexicans at Wembley Stadium Sunday.
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