The Only Goal You Need to See This Weekend: Oribe Peralta Seals Gold for Mexico

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In a straight-up beauty contest, Oribe Peralta's second goal for Mexico on Saturday versus Brazil has a lot going against it.

Other goals this weekend have been prettier.

Manchester City's Carlos Tevez curled a beauty past Petr Cech in the FA Community Shield. Young Raheem Sterling scored a near-carbon copy for Liverpool against Bayer Leverkusen.

What's more, if not for a late miss by Oscar, Brazil would have equalized and sent the Olympic gold-medal match into extra time.

But Peralta's goal has this going for it. It won Mexico its first-ever gold medal in men's football.

Actually, it won Mexico its first-ever medal of any variety in men's football.

So with that in mind, we here at B/R say eso to Señor Peralta and offer our congratulations to the entire Mexican U-23 national team for their historic run to the Olympic gold medal.

And Peralta's second goal against Brazil serves as our best of the weekend.

Not because it was the prettiest. It wasn't.

But because it meant the most. By far.

 

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