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Mexico’s moment or Senegal’s time to shine?

Two sides that have surprised everyone will go head to head on Saturday at Wembley Stadium as they fight for an elusive Olympic medal.

Senegal finished second behind Team GB in Group A, and ahead of the Copa America champs Uruguay, who finished third.

This is no small achievement when you consider that the South American side is full of big names, including Liverpool's Luis Suarez, Napoli's highly-rated striker Edinson Cavani and young talent Diego Polenta.

Senegal remain unbeaten at the Olympics and have some quality players of their own in Diame and Konate.

Mexico, however, were placed in the less intimidating Group B with Korea, Gabon and Switzerland, and they swept the other teams aside.

As well as having decent strikers in Dos Santos and Marco Fabian, the Mexicans’ defence is strong and hasn't conceded a single goal so far at the games.

The last time they reached this stage of the competition was in 1996, while their best-placed finish was fourth in 1968.

The new Chicharito?

With quick, clever feet and a powerful shot, Mexico's Fabian (pictured) is looking more and more like a future Javier Hernandez.

Currently playing for Guadalajara, the 23-year-old forward has already notched 27 goals for his club, earning him the call-up to the Mexican national side.

Don't be surprised if Fabian's next club is in England. This guy's got bags of talent.

Konate Knievel

At only 19 years of age, he scored a goal against Team GB in front of a 70,000 strong home crowd at Old Trafford.

Just like Evil Knievel, Pape Moussa Konate sees nothing as impossible.

He's the top scorer at the Olympics with four goals in three games, placing him ahead of world stars such as Neymar and Suarez.

Most managers wouldn't have even heard of Konate before London 2012. It's guaranteed that this superb form won't go unnoticed by top clubs.

Keep your eyes peeled, for this is sure to be an exciting encounter.

By Sam Mansfield

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