Brazil beat Spain to win men’s soccer championship
‘Samba Corps’ Brazil defeated ‘Invincible Fleet’ Spain and became the men’s soccer champion at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Brazil beat Spain 2-1 after extra time in the men’s soccer final at the Yokohama International Stadium in Japan on the night of the 7th.
Brazil, which won its first ever gold medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games held in their home country, succeeded in winning the supremacy in two consecutive competitions.
Spain, who looked forward to winning the championship for the first time in 29 years since the Barcelona Games in 1992, could not get over the last hurdle and were satisfied with the runner-up.
The competition between the winners was held in a tense atmosphere.
Brazil took the first chance in the 38th minute when the ‘0’ march continued. Penalty kick awarded by video review (VAR). However, the kicker Rishalisson’s shot went into the air and missed the opening goal.
The regret didn’t last long. In extra time in the first half, Cunha’s shot shook the net and took the lead. Cunha, who was surrounded by three defenders, caught the ball in the air with exquisite trapping and scored without delay.
Spain did not retreat easily. Mikel Oyarzabal ended the cross from the right flank in the 16th minute of the second half.
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The game went into overtime and was split by Malcolm. Malcolm, who ran towards the ball from near the half line in the third minute of extra time, won the fight with a defender and made 2-1 with a powerful shot aimed at the corner of the goal.
When the referee’s whistle blew to signal the end of the game, the Brazilian players ran to the ground and enjoyed the game.