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Gold for Gio, silver for Sandro at Olympics

Posted on 11 August 2012  - 17:32

Giovani dos Santos took Olympic gold and Sandro claimed a silver medal as Mexico beat Brazil 2-1 in the final at Wembley on Saturday.

Gold for Gio, silver for Sandro at Olympics

Sandro played 71 minutes before being substituted in a match Brazil were widely expected to win.

Mexico, playing without the injured Giovani, took the lead after just 32 seconds through Oribe Peralta to stun the pre-match favourites.

Gio with his gold medal

Peralta scored again in the 75th minute after the striker was left completely unmarked to head home from eight yards out to make it 2-0. Hulk gave Brazil hope with a late strike, but it turned out to be nothing more than a consolation goal.

Congratulations to Sandro and Gio for their success at the Olympic Games!