Mexico's joy after beating Brazil in the Olympics soccer final match was evident as they stood atop the platform waiting for their well-deserved gold medal.
The triumph over Brazil, favorite to win the medal, arrived in quite intriguing fashion as the Brazilian squad stepped up its game in the final minutes to score a goal and miss a last-minute-header that would've given the South American squad a tie.
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Mexico however held its ground and warded off any threat to equalize Peralta's two goals in the scoreboard until the referee blew the final whistle in minute 93, giving Mexico a 2-1 victory.
Mexico's gold on Saturday represents the nation's first title in Olympics soccer and the nation's first gold medal in London.
Immediately after the game was over, Mexicans in the U.S. were seen celebrating the win as if it had won a World Cup.
"I'm amazed! Mexico won gold today, the World Cup tomorrow," said Angel Cristobal in Houston, a Mexican immigrant to the U.S.
"I can't believe Mexico won. I'm so happy today!" said 45-year-old Yesenia Gallegos in Houston as well.
Celebrations in Mexico were quite strong as well.
"All Mexico is celebrating the victory today! It was a big win for our great nation," said Fabiola Carmona in Mexico City. "We finished the Olympics in Golden fashion," she continued.
Even Presdient, Felipe Calderon, shared his joy and congratulatory remarks through Twitter:
"Gold for Mexico in soccer! A historical accomplishment for our country. We are happy and proud for our team!"
The soccer team will depart to Mexico after the Olympics closing ceremony tomorrow, scheduled for 9:00 p.m. London Time / 4:00 p.m. EDT.
Video of Goals and Highlights
Video of the goals can be found at this location.