Spain were at a disadvantage twice in the original time, but in overtime they fought to advance to the quarter-finals of the men’s soccer tournament at the Tokyo Olympics. Japan beat New Zealand on penalties after a goalless draw, allowing the hosts to prepare for the semi-finals, as defending Brazil beat Egypt 1-0, while Mexico beat South Korea by knockout.
|Six kicks from Mexico to South Korea (Image: Getty Images)|
The match did not start well Spain, Who was already at a disadvantage in the tenth minute Ivory Coast against. Manchester United defender Eric Bailey After the corner seized the gates of the Spaniards (0-1). But in the thirtieth minute Danny Olmo After one pass, he hits a bad ball into the goal with my breast and hits the goal (1–1). With 42 minutes played, Mikel Oyarzabal could have increased the lead, but his powerful free kick went over the bar.
After the turn, the Spaniards dominated, but the Ivorians took the lead again in the 91st minute. Max Gradel His shot came from the right but Unai Simon was able to block it with an incredible reaction. (1-2). With this blow, it also seemed that the last European team had been eliminated, but after two minutes, Rafa Mir He took advantage of another defensive error in Côte d’Ivoire and saved the match for extra time (2 – 2).
In extra time of 15 minutes, the Spaniards reversed the match: after a corner kick, Pele bounced the ball into his raised hand, and the referee, after reviewing the scene, awarded a penalty kick, which Mikel Oyarzabal quietly sold out (3-2). Rafa Mir In the 117th minute, he scored a second (4-2), Then in the 121st minute he also scored his third goal in the match (5-2). There is no doubt that he is the champion of the match!
Japan And New Zealand He didn’t score in the quarter-finals in 120 minutes either, so the penalty shootout decided the New Zealanders had made a mistake twice, the hosts never once, so the Japanese made it into the top four. Their opponent will be the Spaniards.
Defender hero Brazil 1-0 Defeated Egypt, And so is the semi-final. The only decisive kick of the match was scored by Matthews Cunha in the 37th minute.
The confrontation between the Spaniards and the Ivorians was not the most scoring quarter-final, as Mexico outnumbered 6-3 South Korea. The Mexicans took the lead in the 12th minute, and although the Asians quickly equalized, the teams advanced in the first half with a 3-1 lead with Mexico. In the jump, the difference between the two teams became even greater, although South Korea is still beautiful, but then he got the goals in a series.
Tokyo Olympics 2020
Spain– Ivory Coast 5-2
Japan-New Zealand 0-0 – in the eleventh 4-2
Mexico-South Korea 6-3
August 3, Tuesday
10.00: Japan and Spain
13.00: Mexico and Brazil
“Amateur coffee fan. Travel guru. Subtly charming zombie maven. Incurable reader. Web fanatic.”