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Mexico hold off comeback from Senegal.

MEXICO .................................... 4 SENEGAL ................................ 2 (after extra time) MEXICO survived a stunning Senegal comeback as they won a Wembley thriller.

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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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:1MEX
Date:Aug 5, 2012
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