LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – When Mexico vs. Senegal 2012 (en vivo August 4) heads to Wembley Stadium, tensions will be running high. A Mexico vs. Senegal 2012 Olympics showdown for men’s soccer was confirmed to news moments ago. Senegal finished runner up in Group A division after its draw against UAE today. As a result, Senegal will face the winner of Group D today, Mexico, before a packed house this weekend.
Senegal poses for Mexico an usual opponent. Before today, all of Senegal’s three goals in this Olympics have been scored by one player: Konate. He delivered one goal against KB last week and two against Uruguay days ago. But can Team Mexico stop him this weekend?
Pape Moussa KonatÃ© is a forward who plays professionally for Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv. While he hasnâ€™t had much experience in international showdowns, he has scored four times for Senegal since May 25. In fact, in three matches since May, he has singularly delivered the game winning goal each time.
The key for Mexico, however, still remains two scorers: Giovani dos Santos and Oribe Peralta, previously covered on LALATE.
Dos Santos’ superb skills have dominated news since last year’s Gold Cup. During that tournament, Dos Santos scored against Cuba. Then against USA in the finals, Dos Santos delivered one of the critical goals to give Mexico the win 4-2. The goal was good that it was named of the best of the tournament.
So far this tournament, Dos Santos has scored most of Mexico’s goals. He last delivered two strikes against Gabon in Coventry. But the key for the Mexicans is not just offense but also defense.
Mexico has impressed news with its ability to hold its opponents scoreless. It did that today against the Swiss, the same against Gabon, and also in its opener against South Korea. Mexico kicks off August 4, 2012 at 14:30 local time from Wembley Stadium, London. TV broadcast times have yet to be revealed to news.
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