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Mexico foil Ecuador

Sunday 1 July 2007 Venezuela
Mexico 2-1 Ecuador

Mexico secured a place in the next round with a 2-1 victory over Ecuador.
Nery Castillo cashed-in on some indecisive defending and rolled the ball into the empty net in the 21st minute. Benitz hit the ball on the volley but narrowly missed the target in the 33rd minute and at the other side Arce had his shot blocked by the keeper and saw his follow-up effort cleared off the line. In the second half Sanchez made 2 magnificent saves to deny Benitez in the 61st and 76th minute, but it was Mexico who scored when Bravo got on the end of a sweet delivery from Blanco to head home in the 80th minute. Sanchez was finally beaten in the 84th minute when a long-range shot from Mendez took a deflection and nestled into the back of the net.

omar bravo
Omar Bravo goal secures Mexico progress

Robinho robs Chile

Sunday 1 July 2007 Venezuela
Brazil 3-0 Chile

Robinho scored a hat-trick to give Brazil a flattering 3-0 win against Chile.
Brazil were awarded a penalty in the 34 rd minute for an off-the-ball push, and Robinho stepped up to score Brazil's first goal of the tournament. With 6 minutes remaining Vanger Love touched the ball onto the path of Robinho who lifted it past the on-coming keeper. Robinho ran toward goal 2 minutes later and struck his 3rd of the night to give the match an exaggerated 3-0 deficit.

Robinho dances with Love after goal

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