Mexico hold off comeback from Senegal.
The Mexicans blew a two-goal lead with just over 20 minutes remaining of the London 2012 quarter-final, but Giovani dos Santos and substitute Hector Herrera punished extra-time errors to set up a clash with Japan.
Mexico went 2-0 ahead through Jorge Enriquez and Javier Aquino before Senegal scored twice in seven minutes to equalise through Moussa Konate's fifth goal of the tournament and a header from substitute Ibrahima Balde.
It took only ten minutes for Mexico to score, Enriquez glancing a back-header into the net. Mexico doubled their lead in the 63rd minute with Aquino knocking in a rebound.
Konate pulled a goal back with a 69th-minute header. Balde struck in the 76th minute for a equaliser.
In the 98th minute Papa Gueye dwelt on the ball and Dos Santos stole in to clip it home. Senegal self-destructed in the 109th minute when Abdoulaye Ba's header back to his keeper was underhit and Peralta and Herrera combined to ensure a final score of 4-2.
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|Publication:||Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)|
|Date:||Aug 5, 2012|
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