🥉 Mexico ease past hosts Japan to win Olympic bronze

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Joel Sanderson-Murray

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The conclusion to the Men’s Olympic football tournament concludes this weekend, with the bronze medal match between Mexico and Japan taking place on Friday.

Here is what went down.

Mexico ease to bronze medal glory

Mexico U23 3
Japan U23 1
Full time

Scorers: Córdova PEN 13′, Vásquez 22′, Vega 58′; Mitoma 78′.

Mexico have picked up the bronze medal at the Men’s Olympics football tournament after comfortably beating the hosts Japan in Saitama City.

Midfielder Sebastian Córdova opened the scoring within the first 13 minutes from the penalty spot after Alexis Vega had been fouled in the area.

Córdova then turned provider for the second, with his free-kick setting up Johan Vásquez to head home from close range.

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It was another set-piece from an inspired Còrdova that set up the third goal, but this time it was Vega to produce a powerful header to put the game beyond doubt.

Kaoru Mitoma grabbed a consolation for Japan with 12 minutes to go.