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Gio's goal-den moment

Posted on 27 June 2011  - 12:00

Giovani dos Santos scored a stunning goal to secure the CONCACAF Gold Cup for Mexico against the USA.

Gio's goal-den moment

Giovani dos Santos scored a stunning goal to secure the CONCACAF Gold Cup for Mexico against the USA.

'Gio' dribbled around USA goalkeeper Tim Howard but was forced wide of the goal before cutting back onto his left foot and chipping over Howard, three USA defenders and Eric Lichaj on the line for Mexico's fourth and final goal in a 4-2 win.

USA took a 2-0 lead in the first half of the final in Pasadena, California with goals from Michael Bradley and Landon Donovan but were pegged back by Pablo Barrera and Andres Guardado by half-time.

Barrera added his second after the restart before Gio's moment of magic in the 76th minute.

Gio - who spent the second half of last season on loan at Racing Santander in La Liga - was later named Man of the Match as Mexico lifted their sixth Gold Cup title.