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Mexico vs Germany Live Score and commentary, Rio Olympics 2016 football

Mexico vs Germany 2-2 Perez 52', Pizarro 61' Gnabry 58', Ginter 79'
Updated: 05 August 2016 03:26 IST - Published: 05 August 2016 00:18 IST
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Full time: It was a tightly contested game that truly burst to life in the second half. Considering the balance of play, a draw seems to be a fair result. Gnabry was Germany's most direct attacking threat in the game. The Arsenal man put on a great display, lacking only the final ball. For the Mexicans, Hirving Lozano was their greatest asset in the game, causing problems for the German defence with his pace. Both managers will be reasonably pleased with what they saw from their teams tonight, as they take a point each from the opening fixture of group C.


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90+3'  The ref blows the final whistle, bringing the game to an end.

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90+ 2'  Suddenly the game seems calm now. Maybe both teams would be satisfied with a draw in this opening fixture.


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90+1'  The fourth official indicates 3 minutes added time.

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90'  Play looks a little scrappy now, as both teams try deperately to score the winner.

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89'  Max Meyer makes way for Max Christiansen.

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88'  Torres puts a nice ball into the box and finds Bueno, who heads it wide.

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88'  Sven Bender and Guzman get into a bit of pushing and pulling, but both players manage to keep a cool head.

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87'  Germany are looking to attack, but the Mexicans have all but two players in their own half.

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83'  A series of substitutions were made. Mexico bring on a pair of fresh legs, while the Germans bring on two players from the bench.

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79'  Goal! Ginter scores the equaliser for Germany. Meyer whipped the ball in from a corner, and Ginter rose above everybody else to head the ball past the helpless keeper. 2-2. What a game!

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78'  Gnabry makes a beautiful run in the box with the ball, leaving the defenders behind him looking incompetent. But he finishes the move with another tame shot.

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74'  Horn makes a brilliant save to deny another Mexican goal. The striker found himself in a shocking amount of space in the box and fired a fierce shot at the keeper, who was up to it.

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73'  Substitution for Mexico. Peralta makes way for Torres.

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72'  Germany are displaying some slick passing in the opposition half, but are having some difficulty breaking down the defence.

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70'  Gnabry takes another pop at goal from the left side, but it comes back off the post. He looks like the most obvious threat to the Mexicans, as he continuously makes a nuisance of himelf in their final third.

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68'  There's a scramble in front of the Mexican goal as the Germans pass the ball around it, but nothing of note came of it.

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64'  Three goals in quick succession changed the tone of the game. There's more aggression and passion now. It's an open game, and the remaining half hour promises to be entertaining.

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61'  Another goal for Mexico! Pizarro scores. Peralta headed a well hit cross onto the crossbar. The ball fell kindly for Pizarro, who simply had to tap it in for the goal. Mexico lead again.

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60'  Germany put the ball in the back of the net agin, but the goal is disallowed because of a handball by Selke.

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58'  Goal for Germany! Gnabry finally finds the back of the net with an emphatically hit side-foot shot to beat the keeper and put the ball in the bottom right corner.

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55'  Gnabry with yet another chance wasted. He got to the end of a pass in the Mexican box, but side-footed it wide of the post.

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52'  Goal! Perez puts the ball into the box from a corner. Peralta gets to it first with his head, and buries the ball in the back of the net. Mexico lead 1-0.


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51'  It looks as though Mexico are trying to turn up the heat. Most of their players are now in the German half of the field.

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47'  Gnabry makes a good run with the ball, leaving two defenders to bite the dust. However, he gave it away cheaply yet again. He's getting everything right except the final ball.

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45'  The teams are back out on the pitch, and Germany get the second half underway as the ref blows the whistle.

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45+2'  The ref blows for half time. Neither team is dominating. The Germans have 60% possession, but failed to register a single shot on target. The best chance of the first half fell to Hirving Lozano when he was one on one against Horn. Will the Mexicans go on to rue the missed opportunity at the end of the game? It's been a tight first half. Either side could've taken the lead, but neither did.


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45+2'  German corner. Brandt curls it in, but the ball is easily headed out of the danger area by a defender.

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45+1'  The fourth official indicates there will be two minutes of added time.

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45'  Selke loses his cool for a bit, as he is fouled by Lozano. The German feels he was intentionally kicked.

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43'  Gnabry plays a pathetic ball into the box from the left. Straight to a defender's feet. Wasted opportunity.


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41'  Mexico on a good looking counter-attack. Perez finds Lozano with a long ball, but he couldn't do anything productive with it.

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40'  Selke is fouled on the half line.

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36'  Gnabry muscled his way into the box, but nothing materialised from the move.


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35'  Mexico had a decent spell of possession in the opposition half, but Gutierrez wastes it with a speculative shot from far out. That one went into the stands.

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34'  Perez tries to drive it low into the bottom left corner, but hits it wide instead.

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33'  Mexico have a free kick in a promising position.

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28'  Goretzka comes off for Arsenal youngster Serge Gnabry. He seems to have picked up an injury. He hands over the captain's armband to Max Meyer.


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27'  Horn saves a shot from Lozano! The ball fell to the Mexican inside the box at the end of a good move, but he wasn't able to beat the goalkeeper.

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26'  Lars Bender is booked for a cynical challenge on Lozano, who was on the break in a counter-attack.

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25'  The German back line are content to pass the ball between themselves until an opening breaks.

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23'  Germany are beginning to dominate possession. Mexico aren't getting much of the ball now.

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22'  Lazano gives away an unnecessary free kick just to the right of their box.  Brandt whips it into the box, from where it is cleared. The ball falls to Klostermann, who takes a wild shot at goal.

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20'  Germany are now applying some pressure on the Mexicans with sustained attacks in the final third.

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18'  Another move by the Germans falls apart. Sven Bender is playing a key role for the Germans, charging forward from deep. He's been involved in every decent move by the Germans.

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16'  Mexico had the only shot on target so far in this game - the unsuccessful effort by Bueno.