Brazil vs. Mexico: Mexicans Defeat Strong Brazilian Squad

Brandon BoyerContributor IIIJune 3, 2012

ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 3: Defenseman Oscar #10 of Brazil attempts a shot on goal as midfielder Andres Guardado #18 defends during the first half of a soccer game at Cowboys Stadium on June 3, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images)
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After having dealt with the the American side handily, the strong play of the Brazilians has hit a speed bump after their 2-0 defeat to Mexico. 

Brazil had control for most of the match with 67 percent of the possession and 16 brilliant shots on goal, five on target.

Mexico were efficient with their play, when needed, as they held the ball a measly 33 percent of the time but had five out of their six total shots on target. 

A fiercely beautiful game played out before the supporters of both sides, inside the massive Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Giovani dos Santos gave the Mexican side the lead within 22 minutes, after being played a beautiful lobbed ball over the Brazilian defense, taking on one defender and chipping over Rafael in goal from a nearly impossible angle. 

Eleven minutes later, Dos Santos was giving the Brazilian defense a massive headache as he slipped in between two Brazilian defenders, where Juan promptly tripped him. The Mexicans were awarded a penalty and Manchester United man Javier Hernandez tucked it away for a 2-0 scoreline. 

After that, Brazil had control of the majority of the game, only allowing Mexico to attack on the counter after repeatedly getting down to the other end and pinning the Mexican defense back in their own area. 

The day belonged to El Tri and the La Verde faithful in the stands as Mexico walked out of Cowboys Stadium the victor over a very strong Brazilian side. 

Here are the highlights of the game.


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