The broadcast of the Pan American Games platform had not yet started, when Brazil won 1-0 in the first moments of the game. In their first foray into the area, the South Americans took advantage of a defensive error and conceded an own goal in the afternoon in Viña del Mar. From then on the script did not change again: Mexico owned the ball (60 percent possession) and Brazil retreated and caused occasional scares in the attacks.
The fight that erupted at the end of the game against Uruguay had consequences. Lara was kicked out and now Leone is the starter. Like a butterfly effect, the Los Angeles FC defender put the ball in his own goal against a dangerous cross from the Brazilians and a poor start from goalkeeper Tapia. The Tricolor did not stop insisting, but their lack of strength in the area, added to the strange saves of the rival goalkeeper, prevented the tie.
Jordan Carrillo, the driving force of the Mexican team, was intermittent in the first half. For the complement it shows more dynamism, but the green-yellow wall is impenetrable. Unusual for a Brazilian team, today they left a defense that showed against their lack of shots, with a strong goalkeeper who did everything they sent him. So far no one has scored a goal against them in the entire tournament.
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Now, Ricardo Cadena’s team must aim for the bronze medal. The opponent in third place is the United States, a team that has already defeated Mexico in a friendly duel before this competition. The men’s soccer team has won medals in the last six Pan American Games.