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Peralta downs Cameroon, gets Mexico rolling

Mexico beat Cameroon 1-0 in an entertaining contest in Natal, with Oribe Peralta slotting home the only goal in the second half to send his side second in Group A.

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Quotes

“We’re very disappointed with the result; I think we deserved a draw. There’s still all to play for, though, and we’re going to head into the Croatia match with the intention of winning," Volker Finke, Cameroon coach.

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15:04
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Statistics

Ball possession

58%
42%
11Fouls Committed12
5Attempts On Target4
9Shots10
1Total Goals scored0
0Penalties scored0
15:03

Goal Counter

5Goals so far
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15:02
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has been elected Man of the Match

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14:59

OBRIGADO: Thank you for following along as Mexico earned a hard-fought 1-0 win over Cameroon from Natal. The live blog for Spain-Netherlands is live and you can keep up with the Group B action there.

14:58

STAT ATTACK: Thanks to Oribe Peralta's finish, Mexico have continued their unbeaten streak in their opening World Cup match, dating back to France 1998 with three wins and one draw. Meanwhile, with today's 1-0 defeat, Cameroon have become the first African to lose five consecutive World Cup matches.

14:55
The final whistle sounds.
14:53
90'+J. HERNANDEZ (Mexico) sees an effort go off target.

GOOD CHANCE: Miguel Layun sends in a cross towards Chicharito but it is too difficult to deal with and the Manchester United man puts his shot over the bar.

14:52
90'+ C. SALCIDO (in) comes off the bench to replace H. HERRERA (out) (Mexico)
14:51
90'+ASSOU EKOTTO (Cameroon) commits a foul.
14:51
90'+G. OCHOA (Mexico) blocks the shot.

GREAT SAVE: Mexico's custodian keeps Cameroon's Moukandjo off the scoresheet with a spectacular full-stretch diving save

Man of the Match

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

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Match Facts

Natal

On 25 December 1597, back when Brazil was a colony of the Portuguese crown, a group of Portuguese officials reached the Potengi River with the duty of reclaiming the captaincy of Rio Grande do Norte, which was then dominated by French buccaneers.

Estadio das Dunas

  • Stadium nameEstadio das Dunas
  • CityNatal
  • Year constructed1972
  • Overall capacity39971

Weather

  • Rain
  • 27° CTemperature
  • 22 m/sWind
  • 65 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Wilmar ROLDAN
    Colombia
    ColombiaCOL
  • Assistant Referee 1: Humberto CLAVIJO (COL)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Eduardo DIAZ (COL)
  • Fourth official: Norbert HAUATA (TAH)

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