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Mexico defies odds to win gold

Updated: August 11, 2012, 1:35 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

Mexico entered the men's Olympic soccer tournament hoping for a medal. As it turned out, the color -- and the team's Olympic moment -- was golden.

Oribe Peralta scored goals either side of halftime -- the first coming in the game's opening minute -- and Mexico's back line delivered a superb collective performance to give it a historic 2-1 victory. Hulk pulled a goal back for Brazil in second-half stoppage time, but, although the tournament favorites piled on the pressure ...

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