Brazil declare Olympic gold after further time win

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Brazil wanted an extra-time winner from Malcom to assert Olympic gold with a 2-1 win over Spain on Saturday.

The sport headed into extra-time when Mikel Oyarzabal dominated out Matheus Cunha‘s opener however former Barcelona man Malcom scored after 109 minutes to seal the win for Brazil.

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Brazil are the primary nation to retain their Olympic crown since rivals Argentina received consecutive gold medals in 2004 and 2008.

Brazil claimed their first ever Olympic gold in males’s soccer in Rio 2016 when Neymar scored the profitable penalty within the shootout towards Germany.

Spain must accept the silver medal and have now didn’t win the occasion since they hosted the Olympic Video games in 1992.

A tense first-half got here to life after 42 minutes when Brazil had been awarded a penalty after VAR adjusted Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon to have fouled Cunha contained in the field.

Nevertheless, Richarlison stepped as much as take the spot kick however blazed it over the crossbar.

Brazil took the lead minutes later when Cunha took down Dani Alves‘ looping cross contained in the field and produced a composed end into the nook.

Brazil virtually made it 2-0 six minutes after the break however Richarlison’s close-range effort was saved onto the bar by Simon.

Spain made Brazil rue that missed probability and equalised after 61 minutes when Oyarzabal volleyed dwelling from Carlos Soler‘s cross.

Spain virtually grabbed a winner however Soler and new Tottenham signing Bryan Gil each rattled the crossbar earlier than the tip of regular time.

Brazil had been the extra optimistic facet and had been rewarded for his or her attacking show within the second half of extra-time when Malcom completed off a shocking counterattack.

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