ByTheMinRio2016's a heavywight clash from Group C of the Men's football tournament. Germany, in the competition for the first time since Seoul, against London gold medallists Mexico.

We're in Salvador for this clash, and it's wetter than an otter's pocket.

*childish sniggering alert Germany have a pair of Benders in the team


I knew you were right for this gig. LOL.

To say the crowd is sparse would be an exaggeration. Plenty of green among the crowd.....sadly that's the colour fo the seats.

1' - early cross from Pizarro, easy take for the German keeper, Horn.

2' - treatment for one of the German's, bit of a head knock for Selke.

5' - free kick played in by Mexico, half cleared, before Lozano blasts a shot just over.....Horn only semi worried

6' - the Mexicans looking the more settled as a team at the moment, the Germans looking distinctly un-German

Speaking of, whom, this is the German squad at the tournament.

Bender, Bender and Petersen the 3 permitted overage players.