Brazil 4 - 1 Mexico on pens
The match itself ended goalless but Brazil won the toss before penalties and elected to go first.
Mexico's failure to score from their first two spot-kicks — the first was saved brilliantly by Santos while the second from Basquez smacked off the outside of the post — put the South Americans in the driving seat and though Rodriquez did finally net one for Mexico Renier scored the fourth for Brazil.
Brazil won the shoot-out 4 - 1 and will play the winners of Spain, who defeated hosts Japan in the other semi-final, after Marco Asension scored the winner in extra time. The final kicks off at 12:30 BST on Saturday, 7 August and will be shown in full on Discovery+ in the UK.
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1 Posted 03/08/2021 at 10:59:24
Brazil largely dominated possession up to the penalty area, but like the senior team have lacked that creative player to make the final telling pass.
Midway through the 1st half Richarlison was lined up to take a penalty which VAR rightly overturned with the Brazilian player clearly seeking to buy a cheap decision.
His touch and running has been excellent but with no real chances to speak off until the 81st minute when he put in a superb header that finally beat the keeper, only for it to rebound off the inside of the post to run across the face of the entire goal line without going in.
Richarlison was alive to attempt a shot on goal from the loose ball but it was smothered by the keeper.
For all Brazil's possession, Mexico had the 3 clearest chances to score in the 1st half.
Could go either way this. One-time target Renier has also joined the fray.
2 Posted 03/08/2021 at 11:30:18
3 Posted 03/08/2021 at 11:45:18
Mexico failed on their first two penalties, scored the third but Brazil scored all four of their spot kicks.
Japan and Spain next up to decide the final line up.
4 Posted 03/08/2021 at 11:50:15
5 Posted 03/08/2021 at 12:24:09
6 Posted 03/08/2021 at 12:43:42
If I ever see snow in my hot sweaty corner of the tropics, the debate for or against climate change is forever closed.
7 Posted 03/08/2021 at 13:14:05
9 Posted 03/08/2021 at 13:34:14
10 Posted 03/08/2021 at 13:58:52
Thought Richi should've scored there. He's scored that type header for us under plenty more physical pressure.
Also thought the ref was overly kind to the Mexican players.
11 Posted 03/08/2021 at 15:27:10
12 Posted 03/08/2021 at 15:48:33
You reminded me of a game away at Blackburn I think (may have been Burnley?) where I got the train as a young kid and got off to a snowbound Game. I think the score was 3-2. But those were the days Blue army on the march no matter what the weather.
13 Posted 03/08/2021 at 16:28:43
14 Posted 03/08/2021 at 16:32:13
15 Posted 03/08/2021 at 16:32:17
16 Posted 03/08/2021 at 16:42:04
Well done Brazil... and Richi, for gossakes eat something.
And Michael #4, there are times when you are so completely full of it... and this is one. "Miserable"?? Crap. Richi was one of the first players to hug the keeper Santos. There was a shot of him leaping into the air, absolutely exultant. Bear-hugging the other pen takers. He couldn't have looked happier.
17 Posted 03/08/2021 at 16:47:14
18 Posted 03/08/2021 at 17:18:09
19 Posted 03/08/2021 at 17:52:44
Lingard when Martinez was interested may have turned out to be a good deal but since then has not matched the big expectations hence his loan to West Ham.
20 Posted 03/08/2021 at 00:36:01
Brazil U23: 5 apps.
Copa America: 7 apps.
World Cup qualification: 2 apps.
Premier League: 23 apps.
FA Cup: 4 apps.
In total: 41 apps from January to this days in August.
Is that an average appearances for a Champions League or Europa League player? Though there's no break here for him into the new season really, but surely the club will give him two weeks off tops?
21 Posted 05/08/2021 at 16:40:51
22 Posted 05/08/2021 at 18:38:52
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