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Mexico Vs. Brazil, 2012 Olympics: Marco Fabian Hits Crossbar

Mexico just came within a foot (and possibly a hand) of putting the gold medal game of the 2012 Olympics to bed. More dire defending from Brazil -- this time from captain Thiago Silva -- combined with a possible handball from Marco Fabian allowed the winger to burst clear into the box despite Brazil screaming for a foul. Gabriel raced out to block, but he couldn't collect the ball, which ended up loose in the penalty box. Fabian's subsequent overhead kick attempt nearly floated into the back of the net, instead ricocheting off the crossbar and to safety. That was an extremely close call for the Selecao.

Speaking of close calls, Hiram Mier's just had to bail out the El Tri defence after they allowed Leandro Damiao space to turn and try a shot in the six yard box following a driven cross from the right. If the Internacional striker had let that pass go, it would have gone straight to Neymar at the far post. Whoops. So, we're still at 1-0. It could easily be 2-0. It could easily be 1-1.