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FIFA Confederations Cup

7 days to go: Goal-fest at the Azteca


The legendary Estadio Azteca played host to an amazing FIFA Confederations Cup final in 1999, which saw seven goals scored. Mexico met Brazil in the showpiece event, after the *Seleção *had cruised through the tournament amassing a 15-2 aggregate score, but they were in for a fiercely-contested encounter with the hosts.

Miguel Zepeda broke the deadlock in the 13th minute before Jose Manuel Abundis doubled El Tri’s lead in the 28th minute. Brazil were not about to give up, however, and Serginho halved the deficit on the stroke of half-time. Roni then restored parity at the start of the second half, but Mexico swiftly bounced back.

Zepeda added another and then Cuauhtemoc Blanco scored a record ninth goal at the Tournament of Champions. Although Ze Roberto managed to pull one back for the Brazilians, it was not enough and the remaining half an hour passed without any more goals, leaving Mexico to celebrate the biggest triumph in their footballing history.

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