The Brazilian national team won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics currently being held in Japan, “Tokyo 2020”, after its narrow victory over Spain, 2-1 in overtime, after the original time of the match that brought them together today, Saturday, at Yokohama International Stadium, ended. By a positive tie with a goal each, in the final match of the men’s football competitions at the Olympics.
Summary and goals of the Brazil-Spain match
Matthews Cunha scored the goal for Brazil in the last minute of the first half, then Mikel Oyarzabal equalized for Spain in the 61st minute of the match.
In extra time, Zenit St Petersburg striker Malcolm scored the winning goal and crowned the gold for Brazil in the 116th minute of the match.
This gold medal is the second in a row and also the second in the history of the Brazilian team, as Seleção is the defending champion in the Olympics, after winning the gold medal in the last Olympics in Rio de Janeiro 2016, defeating the German team in the final match on penalties.
Brazil and Spain
Brazil reached the final of the Olympics for the fifth time in its history, as it succeeded in winning the gold medal once in the previous four times, and that was in the last edition in 2016, while losing the final match 3 times in 1984, 1988, and 2012 sessions, where it was satisfied with obtaining the silver medal.
Brazil qualified for the final match in the Tokyo Olympics after beating Mexico 4-1 on penalties in the same round, after the end of normal and extra time in a goalless draw.
While Spain booked its place in the final of the football competitions in the Tokyo Olympics, after defeating Japan with a clear goal, in the match that brought them together in the semi-finals, where Real Madrid star Marco Asensio scored the fatal winning goal for La Roja.
The Spanish team won the gold medal once in its history, in the 1992 session, at the expense of Poland, while losing the final twice in 1920 and 2000.