By Travis Clark
Pressure? What pressure.
That’s been the response by the Brazilian men’s soccer team at these Olympics, as the Selecao easily advanced to the gold medal game thanks to a 3-0 win against South Korea on Tuesday. Neymar didn’t even score, as striker Leandro Damiao scored twice to lead the favorites to victory.
As documented earlier, this has been a gold medal or bust Olympics for the Brazilians, so to deliver in these high-pressure circumstances (at least so far) is impressive indeed. Not to mention that they play a superb style of soccer as well.
Brazil will face a side very familiar to U.S. Soccer fans, as Mexico advanced to the final with a 3-1 defeat of Japan earlier in the day. It wouldn’t be a happy day to see El Tri awarded the gold medal, but surely they’ll have their work cut out for them against Brazil on Saturday.