At the global Stadium Yokohama on Saturday,
Brazil was victorious in their attempt to defend their Olympic men’s soccer gold title, winning 2-1 in extra time over Spain.
The goals of Matheus Cunha and Malcolm secured the Selecao’s back-to-back wins, although Mikel
Oyarzabal’s equalizer extended the game past the 90-minute mark.
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despite the fact that Richarlison missed a first-half penalty and a chance to put the game out of reach
with less than a minute remaining in normal time, Andre Jardine’s men did enough to win their victory.
Just before halftime, Cunha put Brazil ahead after taking advantage of some poor Spanish defense. It was
a welcome comfort for tournament-leading scorer Richarlison (five goals), who had missed a penalty
earlier in the first half.
With a stunning second-half volley,
the US women’s basketball team has the potential to send icons Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi off in style.
Oyarzabal restored parity for La Rojita, and it was enough to force extra time as Luis de la Fuente’s team
attempted to break a 30-year medal drought.
Malcolm, ‘on the other hand’, put the final touches on an effective counter-attack that included a great
Antony pass to win the gold medal for the South Americans.
Brazil has become just’ the second country’ after Argentina to have won back-to-back Olympic gold medals
after building on their success from the 2016 Games in Tokyo, and veteran captain Dani Alves has added
the 44th gold medal of his illustrious career to his collection.
Brazil has won the gold medal!’
With a 2-1 victory against Spain ‘in extra time, the Selecao has achieved its goal. Chopra wins a historic javelin gold for India in athletics.
Cunha and Malcolm goals on each side of Oyarzabal’s strike to give the Brazilians victory in their
championship defense, but Richarlison also misses a penalty kick to deny them victory in 2016. Brazil has
joined Argentina as the only country to have won consecutive Olympic gold medals.
Brazil has regained the lead.
As Brazil hits Spain on the counter-attack, the Selcao retakes the lead via Malcolm, and it may be enough
to secure the gold medal for the 2016 winners, who are aiming for back-to-back championships in the
process. The sensational Antony assist was crucial, and La Rojita needs something now to at the very least
Extra time is available. We’re heading into extra time!
As of 90 minutes, the gold medal match is tied at 1-1, and it may potentially go all the way to penalties to decide the winner.
Cunha’s first goal ‘was canceled out’ by Oyarzabal, and Richarlison also missed the penalty in what will be
a very exciting game so far.