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2012 London Olympics: Andy Najar, Honduras Lose 3-2 To Brazil

Honduras could not hang onto a pair of leads against Brazil in one of the 2012 Olympic quarterfinal matches in soccer, losing 3-2 to the perennial soccer powerhouses.

D.C. United's Andy Najar didn't play a single minute in the loss.

Honduras went up 1-0 quickly in the 12th minute, when Mario Martinez scored. The match changed significantly in the 33rd minute, when Wilmer Crisanto was given his second yellow card in as many minutes, leading to his removal from the match. From the 33rd minute on, Honduras was forced to play with a man down.

Leandro Damiao tied the score up at 1-1 in the 38th minute.

Despite being a man down, Honduras took a 2-1 lead in the 48th minute, when Roger Espinoza scored. The lead was short lived, however, as Brazil scored just three minutes later when Neymar successfully converted a penalty kick.

Damiao added his second goal in the 60th minute, giving Brazil the 3-2 lead that they would eventually win by.

For the latest on the 2012 Olympic Games, be sure to head over to SB Nation's dedicated Olympic hub. For more on Najar and D.C. United, be sure to check out Black And Red United.


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