In the early morning of Mexico and all of America, men’s soccer at the Olympic Games gave away one of the first surprises of the competition. The Sub 23 of the Tri thrashed France 4-1 in the debut and the joy was set in motion along with the illusion.
One of the pearls left by the crossing between Mexico and Les Blues was the presence of Andre Pierre Gignac, the striker who plays for Tigres and is captain of the European team. So identified is the 9th with the Aztec country that he had already warned that he was not going to celebrate if he had to convert and this Thursday he kept his word.
Everything is joy: Vega and Lainez enjoy the win. Reuter.
Gignac had to kick the penalty for his team when the game went 2-0 and there were still more than 20 minutes to go. The forward defined well, He went to look for the ball to get out of the way quickly but immediately clasped his hands in a clear sign of apology.
Gignac scored the only goal for France. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)
“I don’t think I celebrate. It is my adopted country, I feel like another Mexican, I have Mexican children, how they have received me six years ago, I have culture in my blood, so it will be a very special match for me.”, had commented in the preview of the Olympic Games and delivered on what was promised.
GIGNAC CONGRATULATED MEXICO
Despite the win suffered by France, the Tigres footballer acknowledged that El Tri was just the winner of the first match of both in these Olympics: “Mexico deserved much more. It was more aggressive. It laid more eggs. It played better.”
MEXICO WAS MORE FROM BEGINNING TO END
Jaime Lozano’s team was clearly superior to France from the beginning of the match. Although the first stage ended 0-0, the Aztecs managed the match and they created the clearest situations except for a header from Gignac that Guillermo Ochoa contained well.
Triumph’s triumph positions him well for what is to come. (AP Photo / Shuji Kajiyama)
Already in the complement, the goal of Alexis Vega did not diminish the offensive production of the Tri, that he immediately went for more and he got it thanks to both Sebastián Córdova. After the discount of France, Uriel Antuna returned to draw Wider differences and at the end of the match Lalo Aguirre gave the result a landslide.
WHEN WILL MEXICO PLAY AGAIN
The Sub 23 returns to the field on Sunday, July 25 at 6 in the morning Mexico City time. The rival will be the local Japan at Saitama Stadium. Afterwards, they will close their group against South Africa on the 28th at 6:30.