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Gio goes for Gold!

Posted on 27 July 2009  - 12:00

Giovani Dos Santos played a starring role as Mexico lifted the CONCACAF Gold Cup with an emphatic 5-0 victory over fierce rivals and hosts USA in the final.

Gio goes for Gold!

Giovani Dos Santos played a starring role as Mexico lifted the CONCACAF Gold Cup with an emphatic 5-0 victory over fierce rivals and hosts USA in the final.

The forward won a penalty for his side's first goal and scored the second to set them on the way to their first win on US soil in nearly a decade.

Gio was also awarded Player of the Tournament - in what is the central American version of the European Championships.

"I believe this is a great win for Mexico because we showed the pride we have in our hearts today," Gio said.

"This is a huge step for us, and the win injects us with some motivation, confidence and maturity."

Mexico advanced having topped their group before a convincing 4-0 victory over Haiti in the first knockout phase.

They then took on Costa Rica in the semi-finals, needing a penalty shoot-out victory to send them into the final.

Gio scores in the final