KOMPAS.com – Mexico beat France in the first football match of Group A of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Mexico had Team Rooster, nicknamed France, attacked in the first football match of the Tokyo Olympics.
The match Mexico against France ended with a score of 4-1 at the stadium in Tokyo on Thursday (7/7/2021) at 15.00 WIB.
The goal of Mexico’s victory against France was scored by Alexis Vega in the 47th minute, Sebastian Cordova (55 ‘), Uriel Antuna (80’) and Aguirre (90 + 1).
The only French goal was created by Andre-Pierre Gignac through the penalty spot in the 69th minute.
With this result, Mexico temporarily leads the Group A standings with three points from a match.
As for the rest of the Group A matches, the host Japan will play against South Africa, which will take place on Thursday (22/7/2021) at 18.00 WIB.
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The game Mexico vs France
At the start of the match, Mexico tried to dismantle the French defense through defender Cesar Montes. From the center of Sebastian Córdoba, Montes headed, but the ball was still above the French goal.
In addition, in the 11th minute, Mexico again tried to threaten the French goal that was escorted by Paul Bernardono.
From the movement on the left side of the French defense, Diego Lainez sent comments to Alexis Vega.
Then, Vega launched with the right with the goal, but his effort was blocked.
France was not without threat in that first half. French striker Andre-Pierre Gignac had the opportunity through a header with the bait of Teji Savanier.
Still, Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa could still anticipate Gignac’s header.
In the 30th minute, France tried again to break the deadlock. This time through Arnaud Nordin. However, Nordin’s efforts have not yet succeeded in breaking into Mexico’s goal.
Towards the end of the first half, Mexico got a chance through Sebastian Córdoba’s left shot. However, French goalkeeper Paul Bernardoni managed to avoid a Cordoba effort.
After all, both teams have yet to score. The first half ended with a score of 0-0 glasses.
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In the second half, Mexico was aggressive by putting more pressure on the French defense.
It also bore fruit. Alexis Vega was given a chance to change things around.
Vega headed in after receiving a mature pass from Lainez. Mexico won 1-0.
Mexico did not relax the attacks. They broke through again in the 55th minute through Sebastian Cordova.
Escaped from the attention of the opponent after receiving a mature pass from Carlos Rodriguez, Córdoba launched a shot with the left that penetrated the French goal.
The score changed to 2-0 for Mexico’s lead.
Set aside by two goals, France tried to look loose and without pressure.
In the 67th minute, the Galls received a penalty after Kolo Moani received a free kick in the area of Cesar Montes.
Andre-Pierre Gignac managed to execute the penalty well, breaking into Ochoa’s goal. The score changed to 2-1, still for Mexico.
France’s efforts to equalize were increasingly difficult after Mexico burst into Paul Bernardoni’s goal in the 80th minute.
Uriel Antuna accelerated inside the French penalty box and finished it off with a left-footed shot that penetrated the opponent’s net. The score changed to 3-1 for Mexico.
Towards the end of the match, Mexico rejoined the coffers of the goals. This time, Aguirre’s right-footed shot burst into the French goal.
Mexico also closed out the match with a 4-1 victory over France.