Brazil beats Mexico 3-2 to lead four-nation women's soccer tournament 2009-12-14 08:54:12   Print

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- Brazil beat Mexico 3-2 on Sunday in the four-nation women's soccer tournament in Sao Paulo to lead the standings on six points.

    Elsewhere, China lost to Chile 1-0 but shared the second place with Chile on three points while Mexico remained at bottom after suffering two straight defeats.

    Chile, scoring the sole goal by striker Daniela Mancilla, will play Mexico in the third and last group match on Dec. 16.

    Brazil started strongly by scoring their first goal in the 3rd minute of play when Marta found the back of the net and only two minutes later, the team doubled the lead when Cristiane sent a ball through two defenders for Erika who tapped it into the lower right corner.

    Mexico regained some momentum by their first goal in the 28th minute when Monica Ocampo capitalised on an error to blast the ball past Brazilian goalie Andreia.

    Brazil scored their third goal in the 68th minute when Cristiane headed in a cross from Marta.

    Mexico scored their second goal in the 72nd minute.

    Brazil will host China in the last qualifier, and a tie will be enough for Brazil to advance into the final.

Editor: Li Xianzhi
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